PHP Google Static Maps

A few years ago I created a wrapper for the Google Static Map API, it never received much fanfare, but it was a fun little project and it was functional. During my last holiday I found a little time to bring the whole thing more inline with what I’ve learnt So with that, it’s been updated and now makes use of: PHP7 syntax Friends of PHP-CS-Fixer PSR-4 Auto-loading PHPUnit tests TravisCI testing/badges »

Burnout 2017

So today was officially my last day with Futureproofs, after working for the company for nearly 4 years I’ve decided to move on. This post isn’t about the reasons behind that decision, but rather what has dawned on me as I’ve used my remaining 10 days annual leave. For sometime now I’ve felt like I’d lost my way; the sensation which drove me to learn things and try new development techniques has slowly faded. »

rclone and Amazon Cloud Drive Broken

So rClone and Amazon Cloud Drive was too good to be true. So good in fact that Amazon have pulled the access tokens that rClone uses and my dream of Linux based photos backups has gone. For now I’ll have to sync my photos using one of Amazons crappy crappy interfaces. The issue is here and the developer feedback. (Nb: Header image from pixabay.com.) »

rclone and Amazon Cloud Drive

I wanted to take a minute to post about the most useful tool I’ve stumbled across in recent months rclone. Rclone is a command line tool written in Go designed to synchronise file between local and remote systems. I’ll let you read the homepage to see the complete list of destinations, but the 2 that are instantly useful for me are ‘Amazon Cloud Drive’ (for personal projects) and Amazon S3 (for work). »

Operation Scan All The Things Complete

I am done. I have scanned some 6240 photos over the last 6 months, a mixture of 35mm, 110, 4x3” and slide film, not to mention a large quantity of printed pictures. Just over a 1000 images came from my grandparents photo collection, and the other 5000+ my parents. If I’m honest, it has been a slog; a slog I don’t wish to repeat. Constantly switching negatives over, adjusting images, trying to guesstimate when a photo might have been taken, trying to work out who is in what photo and if I’m feeling really pedantic, where the photo might have been taken. »