Notes and observations by admataz...

9 May 2017

React everywhere

More and more, familiarity with React.js is required for contract web developers. It takes the mental hoop-jumping out of a lot of the day-to-day development tasks - and allows us to be more productive. Is there a cost to this?

4 May 2017

Teamwork in mountain climbing

A review of a recent adventure

2 May 2017

Technology and Society

I am naturally interested in the effect of technology on society and culture.

18 April 2017 ClaimReview plugin for WordPress

This is a WordPress plugin that allows publishers to add the new ClaimReview - schema for publishing factchecking reports to their posts.

30 November 2016

Fixing a node.js web service with a work queue

I fixed a node.js web service that had reports of crashes, poor performance and data loss.

24 November 2016

Visualisation: Trees of Camden

This visualisation experiment uses Mapbox GL to show the location of trees as circles on a map of London, with the spread of the trees corresponding to the radius of the circle.

16 April 2016

Visualisation: Global city data

My goal was, after a recent hiatus from data visualisation work, to get to know some of the tools again, and get my head back into dealing with data - the processes of sourcing, cleaning, exploring, wrangling and transforming into something visual and interactive.

14 January 2015

the new, new admataz website manifesto

A quick explanation of the new redesign effort underway at

15 December 2013

Migrating a large active and customised Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7

We recently upgraded some client sites from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. It was more work than we had hoped for.

11 June 2013

Drupal as the CMS for a restful API for an iPhone App.

Overview of how we used Drupal as the CMS to for an iOS app

12 April 2013

Staging and deploying content in Drupal

Inventing a way to deploy content from one Drupal site to another

10 January 2012

Article filter faceted navigation in Drupal.

Using Drupal to build a faceted navigation and tag-based filtering.

1 January 2012

code, beauty and art.

Some thoughts on code, beauty and art: my response to a request from a journalist.