sydlawrence's playground This RSS feed is pimp yo en-gb The Most Awesome Site Ever - Your New Homepage <p>I fancied a new homepage that featured the best of the net at any given time.</p><p>This site pulls in content, videos & cat gifs from a range of sites</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:33:00 +0100 Bat Blocker Plugin <p>A cross browser plugin to stop the dark knight rises spoilers from runing your fun.</p> <p>Someone asked me to create an olympics blocker, <a href=''>so I did</a>.</p> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 19:14:00 +0100 Who is reading 50 shades of grey? <p>Find out which ladies have been getting all excited by 50 Shades of Grey.</p> <p>Catch them in the mood and introduce yourself as 'Christian' on Twitter or Facebook..</p> <p>This is a mashup of public facebook posts and tweets of women talking about reading 50 shades of grey.</p> <p>"Half way between genius and creepy"</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 07:14:00 +0100 Tomahklet <p>Scrape the web - save playlists and songs you come across while you browse so they are always easy to find and play.</p> <p>Tomahklet currently supports over 35 sites (and growing).</p> <p><a href=''>Checkout the screencast of the bookmarklet in use.</a></p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 02:14:00 +0100 Ubelly Kinect Helvetica Game <p><a href=''>Ubelly</a> commisioned me to make a Windows Kinect game for Future of Web Design London 2012.</p> <p>The game tests designers on their typeface knowledge and they have to spot helvetica from arial.</p> <p>The hack uses the Kinect for Windows on Windows 8 consumer preview. With the skeletal data being piped to IE10 via WebSockets. This shows off not only the kinect but also IE10's support for HTML5 features such as WebSockets</p> <p><a href=''>The crowd seemed to enjoy it</a></p> Tue, 15 May 2012 12:22:00 +0100 Professor Green - Instagram Tour pics <p>EMI approached <a href=''>We Make Awesome Sh</a> to provide a custom skin of <a href=''>Search Instagram</a> to enable Professor Green's fans to interact with your pictures on his site. His fans just need to share a tour photo on instagram using #professorgreen. These photos then are displayed on Professor Green's site.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 14:09:00 +0100 Share My Playlists iOS app <p>I was commissioned by <a href='' target='_blank'>ShareMyPlaylists</a> to create their new iOS app for both iPhone and iPad.</p><p>This is a phonegap app using a custom plugin to use libspotify to allow the user to play songs from spotify directly in the app itself.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 17:09:00 +0100 May 4th Be With You - Search Instagram <p>We created a simple search instagram hack to celebrate May 4th, Star Wars Day.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 00:09:00 +0100 This Was My Jam <p>A service tracking your 'this is my jam' jams. With a beat matched looping stop frame animation of me eating what was my jam. 'Hilarious'. Uses to play the tracks.</p> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 17:09:00 +0100 Facebook Hipster <p>A klout style ranking on your musical tastes</p> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 17:09:00 +0100 Embeddable Player <p>A simple embeddable music player, to embed any song to any website, using a range of sources for the songs.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 17:09:00 +0100 Zeebox Trending <p>A simple service to show what people are currently watching on tv (powered by zeebox)</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 VOD Do You Vant To Vatch A simple service to show what people are currently watching on tv (powered by zeebox) Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Rcmmndr 2.0 Beta <p>A film recommendation site. You enter a film, it recommends other films.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Catcha - The only Captcha you will ever need <p>Can you spot the cat among the pigeons. Stop bots from spamming your site... Ladies and gents, I introduce to you, <a href="">Catcha</a></p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 - Music Without Borders <p>With some help from some of the guys at <a href="">Tomahawk</a>, I created, a music service for people to share music worldwide. Hooking into the desktop tomahawk client when available.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Kylie Minogue - Tweet To Unlock <p>EMI approached me to build a website to release to the public an online video of a rehearsal to celebrate K25.</p><p>Within 40 minutes the campaign had been completed, and the site generated a lot of buzz including #1 trending on Twitter worldwide.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Arduino Tweet & Matrix Hack <p>At Barcamp Bournemouth, <a href="">Adam Howard</a> and I made an arduino hack that displayed tweets on an 8 by 8 LED matrix. It displayed tweets containing a specific hashtag is a custom typeface that I created, "Lawrence Sans". Once this was completed we then connected it up to a real time website. Where people could turn each LED on and off.</p><p>This made that people could draw on our LED board from their website all around the world. This got people from all over the place drawing, you guessed it, penises.</p><p>We won the hack competition :)</p><p>The typeface I created "Lawrence Sans" is available on <a href="">github</a> and some kind gentleman, <a href="">Brandon Hawkes</a>, created an actual <a href="">downloadable font (ttf)</a> of it. I definitely need to use this font on this site.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 KFC Finder UK - iPhone app <p>True (WPP) approached me to build a KFC store locator app for iPhone & Android.</p><p>I have to admit, I do love my kentucky fried chicken...</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Suggestify - Spotify app <p>I have created an app for Spotify called Suggestify.</p><p>Suggestify recommends songs based on the current song being played and creates a custom radio.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 WorriedNow - iPhone app <p>I was commissioned to build a mobile app for nervous parents. This involved building a backend admin system with a full API and an iPhone app for consumers.</p><p>The iPhone app uses PhoneGap, iAds and in app payments.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 ArtSpotter - iPhone app <p>I created the mobile app for ArtSpotter, an interactive art map.</p><p>Read about the app here:</p><ul><li><a href="">ArtSpotter Aims To Become Largest Arts Venue Database In The World - Read Write Web</a></li><li><a href="">ArtSpotter: This iPhone app lets you discover local art around the world - The Next Web</a></li><li><a href="">Apps Rush - The Guardian</a></li><li><a href="">Follow galleries and art events with the artspotter iphone app - TechCrunch</a></li></ul> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Kinect Virtual Disco Deathmatch <p>At Music Hack Day London, <a href="">Paul King</a> &amp; I created a browser based HTML5 canvas multiplayer kinect 'dance' game. Two players can play at the same time. They dance to score points.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 HTML5 Canvas Geolocated Weather <p>Playing around with HTML5 canvas. Created a site that takes your current location and gathers weather information, then displays it in an animated HTML5 canvas.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Videojug responsive site <p>A mobile friendly, flash free, html5 compatible, responsively designed site. Buzzword bingo full house! *only when browser doesn't support flash</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 SeeAustralia Instagram Facebook Tab <p>A facebook tab showing the latest photos shared on Instagram for the Australian Tourism board.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Awesome css buttons <p>Some super simple customisable buttons using only css.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 What accounts are linked online? <p>Here I use various services online to pair up user accounts across multiple systems. Do you find it spooky?</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Mario Theme using the Audio API <p>Playing around with the Audio API</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 London Riots Facial Recognition <p>Together with a few other people we looked into facial recognition technology in regards to the London riots. It would appear that it caused a stir amongst the media (within the first 24 hours)</p><p>Using's API and Facebook I was able to obtain a percentage accuracy for facial matches for friends of facebook users and cross reference them against the photos released by the police.</p><p>It didn't work accurately, it wasn't really meant to. It was more about looking into the possibilities of facial recognition and services such as</p><ul><li><a href="">Can technology identify looters? - BBC Radio 4 Today Programme</a></li><li><a href="">Will The London Riots Be The Turning Point For Facial Recognition As A Crime-Fighting Tool? - Forbes</a></li><li><a href="">'London Riots Facial Recognition' Vigilantes Abandon Their Project - Forbes</li><li><a href="">Face recognition technology fails to find UK rioters - New Scientist</a></li><li><a href="">A New Google Group Uses Facial Recognition Technology To Out Looters - Business Insider</a></li><li><a href="">Google Group Members to Use Facial Recognition to Identify London Rioters - TechCrunch</a></li><li><a href="">London Riots: Google Group created to use facial recognition software for identifying rioters -</a></li><li><a href=",or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&fp=8648a9f5255ebaee&biw=1284&bih=674">And many more...</li></ul> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Diesel Black Gold <p>An instagram slideshow for the Diesel Black Gold fashion show.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 QuickView for Google Plus <p>A Chrome extension to add quick view functionality to Google+</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Search Instagram <p>A cool instagram viewer</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Instant domain check <p>Instant whois for simple domain availability checker.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Instagram & Cannes Lions <p><a href="">Creative Social</a> approached me to go into collaboration with them for a simple Instagram visualization for the World's Biggest Advertising Awards, Cannes Lions.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Vet Help Direct - iPhone app <p>An animal symptom checker for vet advice and clear guidelines.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 View Full Screen - JavaScript <p>Using the new fullscreen api with javascript</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 The world's least exclusive website <p>A quick reminder about Twitter app authentication. Don't get me wrong. I love what the guys have done with the World's Most Exclusive Website. And to be totally honest, I am jealous that they got their first. But they didn't need to do an auto tweet...</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Obama's message to America <p>You really need to see it.!</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Safari Full Screen Bookmarklet <p>Safari 5.1 introduced a new full screen API. Use this bookmarklet to make any site go full screen</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Royal Wedding Bunting <p>Everyone loves bunting! I created a bunting bookmarklet in commemoration of the Royal Wedding</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Is it the Rapture? <p>A countdown app for the rapture 21/05/2011 - The End of The World!</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Local Eyes - iPhone App <p>A mobile app enabling of sharing photos around you.</p> <p>See and show what is going on around you.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Ask Alec - Location based Q&A Service <p>This is simply a prototype for an idea of people asking questions to other people around them.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 instacat <p>Instagram + Cats = The very nexus of the internet.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Firefox Labyrinth game <p>Firefox 3.6 introduced an accelerometer to the web. I created a game to showcase this new feature.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 cheatsheet.js <p>A javascript cheatsheet for mobile web app development</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 cheatsheet.css <p>A css cheatsheet for mobile web app development</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 jquery.videoBG <p>A jQuery plugin to add a background video to any page.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 jquery.shadow <p>A jQuery plugin to add various types of shadows to elements.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 <p>I set up a blog to showcase all the new javascript APIs available in the HTML5 specification.</p><p>Here are links to the demos:</p><nav><li><a href="">Geolocation</a></li><li><a href="">History</a></li><li><a href="">localStorage</a></li><li><a href="">offline events</a></li><li><a href="">new selectors</a></li></nav> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 jquery.centaur <p>Turn the text inside any element to generate a centaur</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 jHover <p>A jQuery plugin to replace click events with hover events. More a proof of concept.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 The Orange Grove <p>A localised micro site for Marmalade on Toast. Taking your current location, it calculates the position of the sun / moon in the sky based on sunrise and sunset time and the current wind speed.</p><p>Can you find the Easter Egg?</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0100 Marmalade on Toast <p>From 2009 until the first half of 2011 I was lead developer at Marmalade on Toast a digital marketing agency in Winchester, UK.</p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 12:00:00 +0100