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Ben Barden

New music uploaded in August 2015

Last month, I uploaded six tracks to SoundCloud. They are: Circumference (2015 remix) – which I shared on my blog recently. A remix of a track from a previous album, “Twice Midnight”. Crystallized – a synth-heavy piece. Fireflies – a full version of a demo I uploaded earlier in the year. Classic Case of Chaos – a very different style for… Read More

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The Washington Post: publishing observations

There’s a good story over at Journalism.co.uk on the Washington Post redesign (“New WaPo ‘flexible’ homepage completes site redesign“). Here’s a quote that stands out: If you’re going to be quicker, agile and innovative, you can’t be in a place where it takes you six months to build something. I’d agree with that, and I’d add¬†that it’s risky to… Read More

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Here’s a better way to use the Facebook News Feed

I've noticed a few things about the way the News Feed works (or doesn't work): I really like the way the News Feed tries to show me content I might be interested in, rather than every last post. At least, I really like that for Facebook pages. I'd prefer to see every update from my friends, in chronological order. Mixing the two of these together doesn't really work. There's too much for a single News Feed. You can partially solve this in a couple of ways: Read More

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Three things I’ve learned about money

Salary is a thorny topic. Here are a few things I’ve learned over the last couple of years: Money isn’t everything. I’ve heard about people¬†moving jobs and substantially increasing their salary. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself with multiple job offers on the table and one offers a lot more money than the others, consider all the options –… Read More

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