A foul-mouthed magic 8 ball to help you get unstuck, in the same pantheon as What the fuck is my social media strategy and How fucked is my database. It's a simple PHP app that also includes an RSS feed, seven different designs, and a bunch of good advice about getting things done. It's like having your own internet drill sergeant.
I worked as a web developer at Last.fm for over four years, helping to take the service from 20 million users to 40 million. I focused mainly on the backend (participating in projects such as the giant 2008 redesign, XBox client preparation, and the new Discover app) but also occasionally worked on the frontend.
I built the bulk of this project for Music Hack Day, then refined & extended it over a couple of weeks. There are three broad parts: a spider that creates a database of Pitchfork reviews, backend code to generate the page & graphs, and some auto-generated code that serves as an AJAX endpoint for the interactive elements.
Tired of the Gumtree circuit, I built this and sent it out into the world to help me find somewhere to live. It was also a chance to play with HTML5, font embedding, and some frontend interface creation.
It did help me find a flat.
If you stand for election in the UK, you've got to put down a deposit of £500. If you don't get at least 5% of the vote, then you lose the deposit. How much did each party lose? How does that compare with the historical trend? I made a small website that answers that question.
If you're going to invest in a political party, I recommend avoiding UKIP.
Another weekend experiment, this time in Amazon storefronts and AJAX. It's also a single-page website that feels like a multi-page website, which is an OK trick but probably a bad idea.
You can learn more about my skills & experience from my CV.