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Music trends

I've been having a play with the d3 graphing library and using APIs via javascript now that CORS is more common on them. As a result I've built a entirely client side toy to draw graphs of the trends in artists and albums I've been listening to over the past year. Read more

Birds Part One

robin

I decided to have a crack at an App to identify birds from their song. The idea is to capture lots of songs, train a machine learning algorithm with them and use the model to predict which bird sang a new song sample. Read more

Mobile phone sizes

Phone sizes by year

Mobile phones have changed a lot since they exploded in popularity in the 2000s. I thought it would be interesting to graph how the sizes of mobile phones have changed over the years. I'm dealing here only with the most desirable and advanced phones people were buying at the time, rather than cheap functional ones. Read more

How far have websites come in 13 years?

Hannants then

At the risk of sounding old, the first proper website I worked on was www.hannants.co.uk, 13 years ago. It was an e-commerce site whose basic functions were to search for products, run a shopping cart and take payments. It's still going strong, which made me wonder how much had changed in the usage, technology and costs of the site in 13 years. Read more

About me

picture of Tom fogg

Welcome to Fogg's Blog, I am Tom Fogg, a web developer with many years experience working for companies like Yahoo! and Nokia. I specialise in Big Data, high scalability, cloud computing and user generated content. Read more