06Dec/06

the internet: a series of tubes

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the internet: a series of tubes
the internet: a series of tubes,
originally uploaded by bounder.

This has been in my brain for some time, ever since i heard of the original ‘series of tubes’ comment. i sorta wanted it to look like those pictures of lots of fibre optic cables, with kittens obviously.

I thought it might make a nice T-shirt for our kitten website, maybe we’ll even sell one or two.

07Nov/06

Podnosh — podcasting and blogging

PodnoshPodnosh.com – a podcasting service – is a site that I designed and developed. The original brief was for a site that allowed uses to build their own podcast channels from the programmes published – they would do that by building a keyword, author or tag search. This was implemented but is still to be unleashed onto the site – a very useful feature if it ever is.

Later a WordPress blog installation was added and integrated into the site design, and development continues to support the expanding services that Nick Booth has to offer.

07Nov/06

Up Yer Brum — social news for Birmingham

upyerBrum

upyerBrum.com is a social news site, that allows users to vote on stories and links collected from across the internet. The front page shows popular stories as well as content tagged “upyerbrum” across the web for users to vote upon. It interrogates Flickr, YouTube, Technorati and del.icio.us APIs to do so – pulling out relevant titles and descriptions of each item of content as well as thumbnails for the photographs and video.

For upyerBrum I have developed a Facebook Application that places top stories in people’s profiles – this is a quite tricky area due to some quite restrictive cache issues in the Facebook API, but I’m pleased to say it works well.

17Sep/06

Otter stencil in our back yard

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Otter stencil in our back yard
Otter stencil in our back yard,
originally uploaded by bounder.

banksy might have taken disneyland, but he hasn’t got to the wall of our outside toilet yet – we have.

it’s the logo of the otter brewery, which is of course a cute little otter, printed out on card, cut out and then stenciled onto the wall with some black masonry paint that i found in the shed.

smashing.