Tagged: tech

Bye-bye flickr

Posted: 15 May 2022photographyflickrtechreflectionsphotos

This weekend I finally found the time to backup all my flickr images and delete my account. The reason for doing so was purely practical - It's been a long time since I actively posted images to flickr. I no longer interact with any groups and am no longer part of any art projects on the platform. Given I had nearly 3000 older images stored on Flickr, recent account changes that have come into effect would soon have soon left me paying for the service or I'd of risk…read more

Choropleth Experiments

Posted: 11 Apr 2022datavizmapstechcodeexperiments

This post was originally written on 19 April 2019 whilst I was still using the ghost blogging platform. I haven't had time during migration to get this experiment working within my new Gatsby setup but if you are interested you can still see the results over at this static page on github . I've now finally updated the experiment (3 years later) to use react-leaflet components and embed them into this Mdx formatted blog post. I've added some more details towards the end of…read more

TGF parkrun data dive

Posted: 19 Mar 2022experimentsdatatechdatavizparkrun

Anyone who follows me on twitter will have possibly noticed that parkrun has become a bit of an obsession for me lately. There are a few reasons for this which I'm sure I'll write about another day. The short story though is that I'm currently loving it and in my spare time I volunteer as part of the core event team for The Great Field parkrun which is conveniently just a few minutes walk from my front door in Poundbury, Dorset. This weekend I decided it'd be an…read more

Fresh paint

Posted: 28 Jan 2020datatechexperimentsclimate

It feels like I change blogging platforms more often than I actually write blog posts...but rather than just a desire to apply a fresh coat of paint this time my rebuild had purpose. I had three main goals in mind... 1. Reducing my hosting costs Considering I seldom post or get much traffic to my website and I burnt through my free AWS credits sometime back paying for an EC2 instance on a monthly basis seemed a stupid waste of money. 2. Apply Learning I'd been tinkering with…read more

Tinkering Monday

Posted: 25 Mar 2019techexperimentwebsite

Publishing my first set of weeknotes on Friday reminded me how much I find Medium a bit of an irritating experience. I really do appreciate how Medium removes all the distracting guff and allows you to focus on the content and writing...but as someone who has played with content management systems and websites for a number of years - it also grates a little not to have more control. I realise that's the point but I like to tinker on the web and I've learnt a lot this this…read more