Trying out the Ghost blogging platform on a Raspberry Pi

Here’s a quick guide to running the ghost blog platform on a $25 Raspberry Pi. Ghost is a new piece of blog software, currently under development which was recently funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Ghost is a completely new blog platform which aims to concentrate on writing and has a really nice minimal, instantly updating […]

Click to tweet bit.ly link generator

Here’s another super simple widget, for creating links that generate tweets when you click on them. I use these links a lot in marketing type emails for work and tend to use quick and easy online tools (because I’m lazy), but I’m always slightly nervous about sending links via another website, that might get shutdown […]

Holga 120 D

This is an update to my original Raspberry Pi Holga camera case project. Earlier this year Holga Direct created a digital version of the Holga – the 120d as an April fool joke – although my version lacks the 73 megapixel sensor and retina back display it does actually exist, can take nice pictures and […]

Alternative endings

Recently Brixton Book Group discussed Ernest Hemmingway’s A Farewell to Arms – a book I suggested after hearing a Radio 4 article about authors writing alternative endings – often to make film audience focus groups happy, and often at the detriment of the original story. Hemmingway wrote 47 different endings to his book. If you want […]

Missing the twitter API? here’s something rather useful

If you’ve  lamented the loss of twitter’s v1 API which was switched off in June 2013 – and the ability to generate RSS feeds of your tweets and mentions here’s a handy tool for getting them back. Twools is a set of  twitter – tools (geddit?) to generate feeds that uses twitter’s API version 1.1 […]

Raspberry Pi Camera Case – from a Holga

Here’s version 1 of the Holga Raspberry Pi Camera – a hackable, programable camera with a 5 megapixel sensor and HD video capabilities, in retro camera form. My original concept was to do something like this: And I managed to build something like this: The Holga is an ultra-cheap medium format camera – if you […]

Make your own Pebble Watch face (in 5 minutes)

My new kickstarter backer Pebble Smartwatch arrived this weekend – and tempted as I was to just put it on ebay straight away I had a bit of a play with it. The Pebble is a ‘smartwatch’ that connects via bluetooth to your phone. It’s a fairly simple devices a little bit bigger than a […]

10 cool things I learned at ECF13

This week I’ve been at the eCampaigning Forum 2013 (#ECF13) which is why I’ve been tweeting a lot. So here is my top ten list of interesting things I learned about running campaigns on the internet! Check your ego at the door! the 2012 Obama campaign did a lot of testing of their emails – […]