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:

Leaflet Geolocation error: Only secure origins are allowed
I described some reasons to switch to HTTPS on my website. To be completely honest though, I didn’t finally get off my ass do that for any of those good reasons. I did it because I was building a map thing which requested browser geolocation ... read more 07/21/2016 17:49
HTTPs on this site
I made harrywood.co.uk run on HTTPS recently (optionally. It works on both http://harrywood.co.uk and https://harrywood.co.uk). Quite easy to do, and free using letsencrypt Why encrypt harrywood.co.uk? On the face of it there’s not much point. ... read more 07/21/2016 10:09
Free iOS games
Here’s some iOS games I’ve found enjoyable. These are all FREE. Obviously Angry Birds is a good place to start if you’ve not played any games on your phone. A blockbuster success for a reason. Quite addictive, and broad appeal ... read more 07/06/2016 02:46
Vote remain
This sums up the EU referendum pretty well for me: “If you vote leave it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re xenophobic,but if you’re xenophobic you’ll vote leave” I read this sentence somewhere else, but with the ... read more 06/15/2016 15:33
UK passport photos for 39p
I recently had to get some UK passport photos printed for my baby. This has extra fun issues, like getting him to look at the camera, and not having a hand visibly holding him. But even for adult passport photos…  I have a nice camera. It ... read more 03/10/2016 12:37

OpenStreetMap diary:

Tree named pubs of London
It's London Tree Week. I saw someone tweeting at OSMLondon asking "Can you help identify tree named pubs In ... read more 05/30/2016 18:28
Mapillarising Brazil
For years I've been meaning to try out Mapillary properly, but my phone is broken and can't connect to wifi, so no ... read more 05/15/2016 21:13
School Edit Tracker
The "UK quarterly project" for the start of this year, was about schools. It was pretty popular and quite a few mappers ... read more 04/28/2016 12:46
A missing zoo!
I just got back from a holiday in Brazil. We were over there with the new baby, so we hadn't planned anything too ambitious ... read more 04/11/2016 11:55
OpenStreetMap and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Together
Amazing what some professional video editing can achieve. I had a fairly long waffling chat with Jonathan Cronin, and he's ... read more 11/30/2015 17:43