There are lots of things wrong with computers: they don't work half the time; they aren't remotely intuitive to most people; they never quite do what you want them to. But occasionally they can be useful, or at least fun.
Things I've been involved in include:
- /dev/fort, a retreat for web types, which has built a few sites including Spacelog
- Xapian, a search engine library used in an increasing number of products
- I've written a few extensions to Django, which I'm gradually getting into shape and putting up.
- Tedium, a Twitter digest manager / web interface / spam filter / platform for growing and increasingly unrelated experiments
- Outlook Reaper, for pulling emails out of Outlook in mbox format
- atompub, an attempt to build a bigger RSS, which grew a reasonable publishing protocol as well
- Zap, a programmers' editor for RISC OS (all the developers have since moved on to other things, but it's still available and should work)
Some things that no longer exist:
- ToReadLess, attempting to automatically select news items relevant to you from the river of RSS, using Graham-Bayes style classification and probabilistic document similarity (unlaunched)
- flickbookr, a silly thing I built on top of Flickr to turn photostreams into flick books (flip books, if you aren't British)
- evil presentations, which will generate random presentations for you from Flickr (but, you know, evil).
- A Google/BBC weather map mashup, which did pretty much what it said on the tin until the BBC changed their feeds to stop containing any useful information