Harry Wood

Welcome to Harry Wood's website. The blog is probably more interesting than the rest of this site... and the blog isn't very interesting so what does that tell you?

Recent blog posts:

Yak Shaving and Woolly Jumpers
Photo by Glen MacLarty – A woolly jumper being knitted (…probably not from Yak’s wool) Do all developers know the phrase “yak shaving”? Apparently not. I see it being introduced to a new generation of developers here. ... read more 2018/04/16 22:54
Government snooping and breaking encryption. Hurrah!
I was just looking at some old photos from this time last year. A year ago the weather was a lot better and I finally made it to Bletchley Park. It filled me with chest-thumping patriotic pride to think of these code-breakers puzzling over ... read more 2018/04/05 13:30
New job at OpenCorporates
A month ago I started a new job. This is a big deal for me because I’d been in at TransportAPI for eight years. But time for a new job in 2018! I’ve just started at OpenCorporates. OpenCorporates provides company listings data. It has a ... read more 2018/02/12 02:22
Printable Calendar tool
Here’s a little thing I just found (I have lots of silly bits of code like this kicking around) : Printable Calendar Generate a calendar in a strip layout, suitable for printing, with lots of space for writing notes next to each date. I ... read more 2017/11/18 23:49
A tech manifesto from 2007
I’ve just been tidying some old content on this website, which I’d written just over 10 years ago now. Back then I wrote a kind of tech manifesto, or at least a collection of various broad thoughts of tech and the IT industry I was ... read more 2017/10/05 01:50

OpenStreetMap diary:

London OpenStreetMap Q&A
I don't think anyone blogged about London OpenStreetMap Q&A events yet, but we should! We've been experimenting with ... read more 2018/03/09 19:22
Zoffany Street
I just added Zoffany Street to the map in more detail (all buildings and addresses): It's a very short little street. A ... read more 2017/10/30 15:48
Adding vector tiles to the components diagram
A few weeks back I gave a talk in London which was a sneak preview of my "Diagrams Of OpenStreetMap" SoTM talk Yes! ... read more 2017/07/26 00:51
Mapping Grenfell Tower
A month ago the Grenfell Tower fire happened, killing >80 people. Back in 2009 we did an OpenStreetMap mapping party near ... read more 2017/07/13 01:19
Wenlock Arms January (+ Blue posts tonight!)
We've got an OpenStreetMap London pub meet-up tonight! We're managing them approximately monthly these days, so last ... read more 2017/02/21 13:15