Fogg's Blog http://foggsblog.com Computers and technology en-gb Sat Jan 17 2015 13:14:36 GMT+0000 (GMT) Sun Sep 29 2013 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (BST)Music trendshttp://www.foggsblog.com/posts/2013/09/29/Music-trends.htmlhttp://www.foggsblog.com/posts/2013/09/29/Music-trends.htmlI've been having a play with the <a href="http://d3js.org">d3</a> graphing library and using APIs via javascript now that <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-origin_resource_sharing">CORS</a> 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. Tue Jun 11 2013 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (BST)Birds Part Onehttp://www.foggsblog.com/posts/2013/06/11/Birds-Part-One.htmlhttp://www.foggsblog.com/posts/2013/06/11/Birds-Part-One.htmlI 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.Fri May 24 2013 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (BST)Mobile phone sizeshttp://www.foggsblog.com/posts/2013/05/24/Mobile-phone-sizes.htmlhttp://www.foggsblog.com/posts/2013/05/24/Mobile-phone-sizes.htmlMobile 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. Fri May 10 2013 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (BST)How far have websites come in 13 years?http://www.foggsblog.com/posts/2013/05/10/How-far-have-websites-come-in-13-years.htmlhttp://www.foggsblog.com/posts/2013/05/10/How-far-have-websites-come-in-13-years.htmlAt the risk of sounding old, the first proper website I worked on was <a href="http://www.hannants.co.uk">www.hannants.co.uk</a>, 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.Thu May 09 2013 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (BST)About mehttp://www.foggsblog.com/posts/2013/05/09/About-me.htmlhttp://www.foggsblog.com/posts/2013/05/09/About-me.htmlWelcome to Fogg's Blog, I am Tom Fogg, a web developer with many years experience working for companies like <a href="http://www.yahoo.com">Yahoo!</a> and <a href="http://nokia.com">Nokia</a>. I specialise in Big Data, high scalability, cloud computing and user generated content.