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Writing

  1. Week ending 17th September 2017

    A D3.js book, ‘A Dance to the Music of Time’, ‘Strangers and Brothers’, and ‘Peaky Blinders’.

  2. This week

    Some things that I’ve done, watched, read and listened to this week.

  3. D3.js book series dates charts

    I’ve written a thing in D3.js to draw charts that show when books in a series are set, compared with the dates on which they were published.

  4. What I’ve been doing recently

    Some things I’ve been doing.

  5. My old HyperCard stack

    A HyperCard stack I made in the early 1990s can now be used in a web browser.

  6. Graphing the Guardian’s Eco Ratings for cars

    I made a graph comparing the fuel consumption and carbon emissions of cars reviewed by the Guardian, to the Eco Rating in the review.

  7. Selective Listening

    I had a scene in a film which you can now view online for free.

  8. FFFFOUND! export script

    A Python script to export your Ffffound.com images

  9. Add a Google map to Django admin to get latitude and longitude

    How I added a Google map to the Django admin page for a model that has latitude and longitude fields.

  10. Two blogs, one WordPress

    How to make two blogs in one WordPress install

  11. Twelescreen updated for 2017

    I updated Twelescreen with this year’s politicians and up-to-date code.

  12. US maps from 1963

    I scanned the covers of 66 maps that my mum collected while travelling across the USA in 1963.

  13. Last.fm added to Django Ditto

    I’ve updated Django Ditto, which can now also archive your Last.fm listens.

  14. MoMA Exhibition Seplunker

    About a website built with Good, Form & Spectacle for the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

  15. The Waddesdon Bequest website

    About making a website for the British Museum’s Waddesdon Bequest, with Good, Form & Spectacle.

  16. Some kettle suggestions

    I asked people to recommend kettles on Twitter. Here’s what they said.

  17. Thanks Leonard

    I used a bit of one of Leonard Cohen’s songs on a dating service.

  18. What isn’t an Incredible Journey?

    Is Twitter’s closure of Vine an Incredible Journey?

  19. Failing and trying and failing and trying again

    I’ve started doing some acting classes again, after about eight years of no acting.

  20. Django Ditto and archiving your stuff

    About making Django Ditto and whether it’s worth archiving all your ephemeral digital stuff.

  21. The Shaolin Film Club

    What I can piece together about the mid-1990s film, music and computer games club.

  22. Everything had to be new

    On the fads of 19th century Parisian bohemia.

  23. WordPress.com, and user testing, by phone

    On WordPress.com’s two confusing interfaces, and wondering if user-testing of websites should include a remote support scenario.

  24. Folklore universe

    About a 2001 paper that looked at how creatures created on a gadget spread around a school, and how people fail to see beyond their own small network.

  25. On spending too long setting up one webserver

    I learned how to use Ansible and it took way too long because I like to do things properly.