Projects

New

Recently I released a command-line tool called writenow. You can use it to make static-site publishing a bit easier. With writenow you can use a markdown template to set up a new page, complete with automated image selection via the Unsplash API.

I'm very slowly writing an app called Empocker. I have a couple of people using in 'alpha', but I'll probably do a substantial rewrite before it's anywhere near ready for other people to use. It's kind of a way to use Pocket as an RSS reader, with some sharing capabilities. Probably using express and vuejs.

I also need to completely rewrite the code running Aus GLAM Blogs for a bunch of different reasons. This will be such a major rewrite that I'm calling it a new project. It will probably also use express and vuejs. The new version will be integrated with Mastodon, amongst other improvements.

Ongoing

I host a Mastodon instance at ausglam.space.

I wrote an app called Aus GLAM Blogs - it tracks Australian blog posts by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums professionals and posts links to them on Twitter, as well as keeping a record on the website.

In 2016 I founded newCardigan with a bunch of awesome librarians. We've run cardiParties every month since then, and are now operating in two cities.

Past

In 2016 I spoke at the VALA Conference about a demo system called Tinfoil showing how library management systems might be able to provide personalised reading recommendations without giving the library or anyone else access to reader history. Later I published a page of explanation about it. I hope someone picks this up, but it's not looking likely at this stage ☹️.