The Carbon Table
This project brought together some research I’d done into the carbon footprint of cooking ingredients in the UK and a desire to practice my python skills. I created a basic app to lookup a specific ingredients’ carbon footprint. It also hosts some recommendations on ways to reduce the footprint of popular recipes. This is the…
Climate Sustainability: Goals & Leverage Points
Note: This is a copy of a google doc here. If you have anything you can contribute please feel free to comment on the doc itself. Goals of this document: To avoid a climate catastrophe we need to stay below 1.5 degrees of warming of the planet. To do that we need to cut our…
Sunday project inspired by GFDA
The Good Fucking Design Advice poster from Brian Buirge and Jason Richburg tickled me. So I made a Product-themed homage:
Most referenced reading
I like to collect ‘required reading’ from people of the blogs and books they think everyone should read. I find it’s a good way of understanding what materials have shaped a person’s view of the world, and what empowers and inspires them. It’s also a kind of shortcut to understanding someone’s values and how they…
Could the labels of the future look more like management companies, or even Venture Capitalists?
I really liked Mark Mulligan’s post back in January – Five Long Term Music Industry Predictions (and how Disney will Rule the World), especially his final point that ‘Labels will become agencies’. The past few years have seen a lot of new technology pipelines laid down. Now we get to see the adjustments and changes those…
This month I’m listening to
Every month I build a new playlist as I discover/fall back in love with music. This month sounds like: February
Music Discovery – Pt.2 …and where are we going?
Where are we going? and who’s listening anyway? Firstly we should remember who we are pointing at here. There has already been some great work identifying the kind of fans who are already spending a lot of time and money on music as summarised in a nice blog post by Paul Lamere, Director of Developer Community at…
Music Discovery – Where are we?
I have always cared deeply about finding new music. At some point fairly early on I realised how deeply emotional music could be and it’s an excitement that I’ve been searching for and discovering over and over again ever since. The problem is; discovering that music is tough. It requires investment, it requires listening to 20-odd tracks that…
Direct Messaging is exciting
One of the things I’m most fascinated by at the minute is the continued rise of app-based messaging services. This is for two reasons; 1 – Internet messaging services have always been heavily used (flashback to AOL and MSN messenger as a teenager anyone?). Their transition to the world of apps is therefore a good…