Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Results of Hampton Court Swim – Public Health England Report


This is not really the sort of thing I blog about on here but I received this email today and thought that some of my non wetsuit which you can get more at Buy4Outdoors,  swimming friends would appreciate some of the findings. I searched around online for a link where I could share the content but not being [...]

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Evolution of Batman logo, 1940-2012

When I did the interactive “History of the Batmobile” I included as many different bat logos in the background as I could find. They were stylised as “bat signals” but they weren’t in any particular order and I don’t think I had specific information on their origin to tag them up to the appropriate year. [...]

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New Year’s Resolution – Keep it Simple!

Hopefully the title says it all! Icons for the “Ten Laws of Simplicity” by John Maeda “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” — Hans Hofmann “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to [...]

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My Christmas Made Easy With My Amazon Wish List

I must confess, as strange as it sounds, I have never been very comfortable with receiving gifts and I am especially uncomfortable about telling people what I would like for Christmas. My wife comes from a large extended family and every year I struggle to think what to say when people ask me. This year [...]

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Using online maps to ‘reccie’ wild swims

There is no better way to ‘reccie’ a potential new swim then to actually go there and scout it out. Entry points, exit points, flow, water condition, hazards etc can only really be determined by actually being there. However, that said, there are some brilliant online mapping tools that allow you to check out possible [...]

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Visualisation of OSS Dart 10K

A little while ago I started working on an interactive data visualisation for the OSS Dart 10K race results. Unfortunately I then became distracted by work, swimming etc and never finished it. Messing about the other day I grabbed a couple of screen grabs in case there are any other swimming data nerds out there. It [...]

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Stalk Yourself with iPhone and R

iPhone Tracking

Recently the story broke that iPhone appeared to be tracking your location and storing this information in an unencrypted log file on your computers hard drive. Well it didn’t take long for someone to than come up with an app that allows MAC users to easily create a visualisation of this data.

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Happiness! They made a sequel. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hopefully they will complete the trilogy.

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Hail to all the great UX designers of the world. Spread the love for UX design !!!

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Votes Referendum – How Should I Vote?

Votes Referendum – How Should I Vote - Flow Chart

Non-Interactive Flow Chart to help people make a decision on how to vote in the Alternative Vote referendum on the 5th of October.

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