jaymz.eu

Open source technical architect & developer with passion for python, Linux & command lines. Co-creator of the best Lego mosaic & instruction generator online, PhotoBrix. I've been working with web tech and Linux for more than 15 years, professionally for over ten. In between development of all sorts I'm to be found studying for a second degree in Mathematics with the Open University.

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Back to SW

At Somo we recently moved from our offices in Old Street, right next to "Silicon Roundabout" to the slightly more traditional Victoria into Portland House. Whilst my commute has basically doubled there are a few benefits to it I'm slowly warming to: instead of having just 10 minutes per leg…

Studying mathematics at the Open University

Quite some time ago (in 2011) the Open University was just about to introduce their new fee arrangements. This was going to take a typical course from ~£400 to £1250. I always had a desire to return to tertiary education and on a bit of a whim decided to register…

Retro nerdery

At work, there's been a bit of a revival in retro computing ever since Alli bought an Amiga & C64. Youtube abounds with thousands of videos of retro speed runs, reviews and whole copies of Computer Chronicles but one of my favourite things is old magazines. I thought I'd never…

Photobrix on BBC Click

After a few months online Photobrix got a huge boost with a feature on the BBC's flagship technology programme Click; in particular the ever popular Webscape segment from Kate Russell. Maddeningly the very day before the server everything was hosted on completely crashed; I had to completely migrate the code…

Twitter bot with Django for marketing

So having recently put live Photobrix, we didn't want to spend a great deal of time marketting it - mainly because that takes a lot of time to really do properly. With lots of social code lying around I tied together the Photobrix CLI tool with twitter and made a…

Beacon manager PoC

During a recent Somo hack day I was busy preparing for meetings so didn't get to dive into a particular team. Still, I didn't want to let the whole day go without doing something so being still rather backend/web focused I decided to create a little iBeacon "management" application…

Photobrix launched

After almost two years of extremely on again off again work I'm very happy to finally say Photobrix has launched! …