Trying out the Seene app recently featured on the app store. It's pretty cool. It took me a few attempts to get something not completely broken, but it's pretty fun. In short, it uses your smartphone to make a 3d scene! I might take a few more of these around Nottingham... Try it out!

Update: Seene is dead

Dec. 24, 2014, 1:02 p.m.


I've recently started working with my nanode again. I have a couple of these and I want to make some cool Christmas gifts. I'm not settled on what yet, but I have a few ideas.

I'm currently just playing around running a webserver on one of them, which can turn one of the LEDs on and off. I'm limited to probably less than 30kb of data! That kind of limitation really makes you appreciate the modern web.

Dec. 24, 2014, 1 p.m.


Hi, I'm Michael, welcome to my new website. I'm a programmer from Nottingham, UK. I like creating cool things and visiting places. In my spare time I like to play DOTA 2 and procastinate at learning Japanese.

I made this site predominantly to advance my knowledge of Django, Python and the Google App Engine framework (when I first started I had just moved onto a Django project with my employer). Addtionally, I thought it would be a good opportunity to further my knowledge of Japanese by giving me some material to translate in my fields of interest.

I expect I will be writing about a range of topics, including programming, DOTA, Japan (or travelling in general). There is also an album page, which will have photographs from my travels, and other images I find interesting.

If you would like to provide any feedback, I'd be excited to receive it. Please contact me at .

Dec. 23, 2014, 4:02 p.m.