I hear Cambridge RFC have gone tits up on VAT :) http://bit.ly/b5xZMZ pro rugby isn’t sustainable.
@AncientCwmbran glad it is helpful…
@HodderGeography like that, I spent hours cycling round looking for them.
@TheSearcherMag wondered when he’d chirp up.
A techie post on using geoplanet for museum data: http://finds.org.uk/blog…
Shortly about to hit 2000 user accounts and 18,000 contributors on finds.org.uk; we’ll reach 700k objects by the New Year.
@kittienthecity thanks! Hope you have or had a great day!
@kittienthecity happy birthday?
@Siorna you eat too many sweets :)
@tmtn it is indeed! Thank you!
Impressed by video footage of post match baileys pint vs strawpeedo of an entire bottle of red (10secs). Yes we have students in our team.
Been to bottle shop with @katekelland to buy fizz for our third wedding anniversary. Hurrah.
@ervines I don’t have a team, so never had chance to try.
Made the geoexpress to Londinium with @andrewl with 30 seconds to spare. He runs well. Commonwealth games candidate?
@vicchi good job geo king
@tmtn that’s the danger of all shorteners. None have assured funding (exc. Goo.gl at moment). Anyway, who says twitter will last…..
Liking nick’s answer on of value location; how to find people to assassinate (okay he didn’t really say that, but it sounded like it) #w3g
@jockeselin no he’s desk jockeying
Just hit 1 million searches on finds.org.uk since relaunch.
@vtri I mentioned the great ‘p’ in my talk :)
@vicchi you missed it in mine…
@tmtn holiday snaps
@vicchi very Frankie Howerd.
@w3gconf hope that wasn’t too dull, minimal archaeological theory mentioned.
@Siorna good work on the ebay monitoring! Have we had any take downs since you started looking for unreported Treasure?
@Siorna yes off limits. Couldn’t get round to re-reading the landscape stuff. I’m in Stratford today. Have fun with team T!
Heading to Stratford for w3gconf to not talk about Shanks and Tilley or Heidegger. Might be late…..
Met some very under dressed people heading to the walkie in the bush. Haven’t been to The Church for years! They most definitely had….
Liked this line in sun times on Sale - south sea islander at #8 who looked as though he ‘d spent the week training inside a tuck shop.
@_mal_w_ tuesday in stratford. To a geo crowd so bit different to the normal audience.
Writing w3gconf presentation. Wonder if they will like archaeological theory?
Staffordshire hoard images are still going strong on views: http://www.flickr.com/ph…
Stonehenge - nice shot of one of our best heritage sites. http://flic.kr/p/8r7DzF
Did I mention it costs 2p per object to record (in terms of IT cost) on our database. Good ROI I think.
Off to say goodbye to team Merlin.
Suppose I should restart my pc, only been up for 43 days now.
@PompeyDockyard no worries, and you. Regards to your director-general.
@pekingspring Enjoy your freedom!
@Julidy1 er not quite, announced, found in the preceding July.
@BM_AG okay :) Of hoard ale?
That yandex bot is starting to annoy me.
Just as it is a year old: http://www.staffordshire…
@BM_AG India or Sri Lanka.
@kittienthecity well done. So the UK thing is on hold or off?
@kittienthecity So do I. It made my server smoke.
A basic 6 month review of our (not so new anymore) website performance: http://finds.org.uk/blog…
A year ago today, we announced the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard. #staffshoard
@tmtn congratulations. I buy vintage port for my nephew as part of his present. Then he can sell it or drink it when he turns 21.
Wonder how much it will cost to wind up all those quangos?
@tmtn well it was.
@talexander why thank you :)
Digging for Britain viewing figures: http://finds.org.uk/blog…
@vicchi nope, but I have some intern offers we can’t take up. Want one of them?
@AncientCwmbran won’t be the last bad idea on heritage/culture over the next few months.
Wonder how many inept cyclists on BoJos will get in my way today. Surprised there has been so few accidents with them.
@vicchi You need a pa.
@vicchi any more news on timings for next week? How long have I got to bore people? 15 minutes?
@NickSherrard and several military museums.
The full list of closures has mention of museums and merging of EH, HLF, NHMF to one heritage body. http://twurl.nl/daa7ce
@Asda - why do you never deliver on customer satisfaction, or indeed deliver at all? Pathetic
Reading about the Thames Tunnel and how it will affect London… www.thamestunnelconsulta…
@TheSearcherMag Depends on what it is; we’ve always made exceptions. Just ask FLO first.
@talexander Hurrah! What will you do when finished? Celebrate or start a new one?
@Julidy1 Sounds really interesting. Are you going to record it? Might as well as it is of interest. Don’t worry about 300 year old limit.
@talexander It wasn’t :( Sort of fixed now. How’s your book completion going?
mcrnick Gearing up for opening of our new show ‘China: Journey to the East’ of fabulous BM objects - made deeper links with local Chinese community
Heading to Cambridge to get teeth realigned after Saturday’s rugby mishap. Hate it.
Michael Wood’s ‘Story of England’, this Wednesday BBC 4, 9pm might feature Portable Antiquities Scheme work.
@ArchaeologyUK we monitor ebay for antiquities sales and have a MOU with them for take down of unreported treasure.
@vtri hounding the curator already :)
KendalMuseum Amazing Crosby Garrett helmet…Dot of Portable Antiquities will give a talk on find on 1st Oct 7:30 at Kendal Museum - free entry but book.
Work for us in Sussex (FLO role): http://www.finds.org.uk/…
Interesting article on GPS use by England Rugby for fitness management http://bit.ly/ahthrU
Very weak article on LBS/ Facebook places in Telegraph: http://bit.ly/bttNJe
Bollinger is taking pain off busted teeth. Oops.
Off to Barnes for rugby.
@lofttroll do send me stuff about IOA 75th and enjoy weekend
@DavidHaskiya thanks, been looking at your api as well today.
@LiRFC save your money and develop your own talent, he’s wasted his.
So which other museums have opensearch or api access I can turn into YQL tables? Done BM, Brooklyn, BCH, Digital NZ, Opencontext, V&A + MOL
About to cycle off and dodge the Pope. Most of my routes to work are blocked.
@DavidHaskiya Have still to play with your api, been a bit distracted with the roman helmet announcement this week.
@DavidHaskiya indeed, just using a different methodology and metadata to the model you employ. I’m hitting api directly via YQL.
@frvge I found it confusing as well, but once you do it is worth it for higher rate limit etc
@pekingspring I’ll put them in tomorrow….
@Julidy1 Sign them up. They can use the Kent recording guide soon….
@pekingspring yes of course, just haven’t had time to do it. Just trying to prove concept to others in office.
Very simple YQL multiquery demo using new YQL tables for a search on Egypt: http://bit.ly/dBf8vV Search BM, NMM, BCH, Digital NZ & Brooklyn.
Well done @katekelland on passing her AMA. Now I’ll have to pay her MA membership.
@talexander did you last more than 20 minutes in there? Kate’s finished your book already!
@History_Hunters We can’t agree on what pub to go to, agree on archaeological value, hmmmm!
Wondering if the Tour de France devil will appear on the Pope’s route through London tomorrow?
@jottevanger Not yet, haven’t had time to build it yet. One man army.
@jparol I wondered which of team Treasure had added them to the site. Thanks for doing it!
http://yhoo.it/91qfYZ yql the social web
@DorothyKing haven’t come across her, know a few other people who do them though.
@gwladrugby bored with Henson.
@janetedavis sadly we don’t record stardust, just shiney stuff, I can pepper my talk with that :)
Donate for the Crosby Garrett helmet on just giving - http://www.justgiving.co…
@DorothyKing TVC valuation to be completed and then hopefully Frome Museum can acquire it. Then it gets published….
@History_Hunters but then you’re moving towards Scottish Treasure Trove. How do you define what is archaeologically valuable. One man’s….
@DorothyKing there’s been a few emails to us, comments on various fora etc. I can see their point, but it is unworkable.
Quite interesting that the discovery of the Crosby Garrett helmet is making people think we need to redefine the Treasure Act.
@SumoJim too expensive. I can run my IT project for 4 months for the price of 2 days there.
Helping @katekelland prepare for her AMA interview thingy tomorrow.
Liked the tribute replica Spitfire outside the MOD today. Wonder if my brother can see it from his office window there…
@corinne_mills up in the next few days
Panels for the Frome hoard display at the British Museum have just arrived in the office. With original artwork by Victor Ambrus.
@DorothyKing of course.
Must visit Warsaw sometime, just to see if it turns me bitter as well.
Visitors from 37 different countries viewed the helmet record yesterday. lootingmatters.blogspot.com biggest referral source.
@corinne_mills The hot one was the best.
Love the comments in the daily fascist article on the helmet: http://bit.ly/d2g6dg
Nice to see http://en.wikipedia.org/… as the featured article today on wikipedia.
@andrewl I’ll chat with you about geo and archaeology, but not drupal….
@wallaceme at the same time could be interesting! Enjoy Riga!
@wallaceme the olympic bobsleigh run is worth a go if you get time… absinthe is also good in Riga.
@corinne_mills You beat me there.
@AnthroPunk should all be back now. Getting hammered by bots on xml feeds tonight. Ta!
@AnthroPunk I know, I’m fixing something…..
Roman archaeology day it is then. Hurrah.
@DorothyKing that one I think, but not till next month….
@DorothyKing wonder what you were off to see….
Crosby Garrett Roman helmet is already on wikipedia ! http://en.wikipedia.org/…
Zoomified the helmet http://www.finds.org.uk/…
Help Tullie House acquire the helmet: http://www.tulliehouse.c…
We have another paid internship: http://www.finds.org.uk/… Lancs & Cumbria
@Julidy1 welcome back, how was Catal?
More on the helmet by Maev Kennedy at the Guardian - http://www.guardian.co.u…
@jottevanger well yes, but you have to be pragmatic though.
@jottevanger nope, finder came to us. Never seen it in the flesh unfortunately as it has been at Christies.
Exceptional Roman cavalry helmet discovered in Cumbria - http://www.finds.org.uk/…
@brucel I’ve just been experimenting really. I like microformats etc. Don’t think many people see the point or have bothered learning them.
Roman news story coming soon….
@TimFletcher good time! Thought you had stopped running?
@mikeheyworth extremely doubtful if unis etc are also competing for endowments
The man next to us in the pub only knows about 6 words, 4 of those are rude. Our scrabble game has references to him included…
@jonnypett no, your sport won’t win any gold medals. :)
@ilovegrayshaw not in BM, it is in Cairo museum. It doesn’t normally leave Egypt.
@jonnypett I’ll be around. In pain this morning, grass burns from rugby yesterday.
@jonnypett so all that golf you played as a student paid off. Well done. When are you next in Londres?
@eggynewydd nope rosslyn park…
First game of the season. A win.
Cyrus cylinder on loan to Iran: http://www.britishmuseum…
@talexander brilliant place, would love to go back again. Miss the beach at Negril. Replied to your mail.
@RuthFT If you look at the record on our site (I just added a link to it on your blog) you’ll see original state.
@RuthFT will be interesting to know your results on the pXRF of that.
Reading ranty archaeology blogs from the Eastern Bloc.
@talexander The reading room is shut at the moment for temporary exhibition space. What do you need to get access to?
@jonnypett well done! What was your round and how far off par?
@corinne_mills because it isn’t publicly recorded yet - record exists, just unfinished.
@simonholmes I was in Herts yesterday. But I imagine better. Just got soaked in Noah’s deluge coming back from Canary Wharf.
Search by woeid now working properly on finds.org.uk http://www.finds.org.uk/…
@pekingspring I always look at those first!
@pekingspring api_key was in the desc this am, or was I just going mad.
Hammering (oauth’d) YQL today for geodata.
@pekingspring which you just needed to add an api key
Check out the Roman parade helmet in this sale, [recorded with us] - http://bit.ly/bLELjN pg 118 Simply, an amazing object.
@pekingspring you found that as well….