I covered the CityMetric desk for a couple of weeks in early November, writing about ersatz tube maps, the lost London ‘Eiffel Tower’, pointless plans to restore the Euston Arch and the centuries-long impact of St Paul’s Cathedral on the development of London, among other things.
I wrote some code to scrape samples from 80 years of BBC schedules (and then spent a lot longer manually categorising them) to help Distilled build this interactive guide to the history of the Beeb. Please forward all complaints to the BBC.
Imagine a dystopian world in which I was asked to evaluate how plausible the premises in the first two series of Black Mirror were.
For some reason the New Statesman have allowed me to make a passionate defence of the work of some actor called Nicolas Cage.
An argument that, if we want to stop property developers ruining London, history tells us that we need to get drunk and appoint a fake Mayor.
I was very slightly involved in this bit of algorithmic art that’s been installed near Paddington – I did some proof-reading to make sure the algorithm didn’t accidentally say anything rude.
I delved into the history and the rules of Blue Plaques for CityMetric: read this if you want to ensure you get one of your own.
Is it possible to make railway station platform numbers interesting? I attempted it.
I reviewed Nic Cage’s latest film ‘The Trust’ in a special installment of Winning The Lottery With Nicolas Cage for Comedy Central’s internet website.