Sam Booth

Links

The order of the categories and the links within them is random and will change every time you visit this page.

Making

amazingdiyprojects Incredible home-made machines, eg. a human-rideable quadcopter.
Ben Eater High-quality videos teaching you about computing from first principles.
This Old Tony Home machinist producing beautiful videos with humour and depth.
Tim Hunkin Eccentric British artist and engineer making electromechanical arcade machines which poke fun at society.
Stuff Made Here Detailed and engaging videos of astounding hobby robotics projects.
AvE Home machinist with a unique, surreal and amusing perspective on life.
Aging Wheels Car enthusiast and home machinist. Interesting projects presented with a dry sense of humour.

Tools

Inoreader The best RSS reader around.

Outdoors

Mapping

Chasing Maps Supplier of innovative mapping, including contour-only maps.
Generate a panorama Generates a labelled diagram of the skyline visible from a specified point.
Doogal Loads of useful location-based tools, eg. coordinate conversion, postcode lookup, travel time map generator.
Spatial NI Free access to OS Northern Ireland 1:50K (Discoverer) and 1:25K (Activity) maps.
Grid Reference Finder Convert any grid reference format to any other grid reference format, with a friendly user interface.

Paddling

PaddlePoints User-contributed mapping service for paddlers, showing launches, hazards, parking, clubs, etc.
Ray Goodwin Instructional and expedition videos from a canoeing legend.

Walking

Geograph (my profile) A project to regularly photograph every grid square on the map.
Survey of English Place-Names Look up the origin and history of the names of places in the UK.
Audio-guided walks by Moors for the Future Audio guides for some of the Peak District's most popular walks.

Other

c90adventures Eccentric and funny travel documentaries from a young British engineer on a C90 motorbike.
Braggoscope Interactive and engaging way to explore the BBC In Our Time radio archive.
That Classical Podcast Upbeat podcast making classical music accessible to all audiences.
BOFH Short fictional pieces about a demonic system administrator.
Smith & Sniff Rambling and amusing weekly podcast by two accomplished car guys.

Comics

Buttersafe One of my favourite comics.
Poorly Drawn Lines My favourite comic.
Mr. Lovenstein One of my favourite comics.

General

Low-tech Magazine Insightful long-form articles about historic technology that is ripe for a comeback. Environmental focus.
London Reconnections Aggregator of interesting UK transport news.
Met Office 10 Day Trend Long-range weather forecast with a sprinkling of technical meteorological detail.
diamond geezer Old-school blogger. Daily posts about life and travel with a slight focus on London.
Think Defence Interesting long-form articles about British defence topics.

Culture

Dominic Cummings Deep thought on British society and the mechanics of government.
Joxley Writes Deep thought on the future of British society and politics.
Himbonomics Deep thought on the future of British society and politics.
The Spectator Long-running magazine with quality coverage of current affairs, politics, arts and life.

Technology

Not Boring Business strategy and technology trends in an entertaining and engaging format.
Open Educational Thinkering Doug Belshaw. Thoughts on technology, social networks, and life.
Ben's Bites Daily AI newsletter. Commentary sometimes twee but recommendations are excellent.
Robin Sloan Fiction Author / Technologist writing deep thoughts about technology and human interaction.
Ken Kantzer's Blog Reflective blogs from a technology, security and management professional.
Simon Wardley Thoughts and reflections on culture and government from the inventor of Wardley Value Chain Mapping.
Tiny Projects Young entrepreneur launching new small businesses for fun and profit.
Martin Fowler Detailed technical articles on software development and data management.
Tom Critchlow Deep thoughts on the nature of freelance consultancy work, technology strategy and blogging.
jeeb.uk James Cross. Thoughts/guides from a software developer. Introduced me to the 'digital garden' concept.
AI Weirdness Poking fun at AI doing badly. Not sure how long this will last.
charity.wtf Fresh and impactful thoughts on software engineering and managing people.
Venkatesh Rao Essays on the future of technology, society and freelance work. Occasional deviations into storytelling and art.
A Lot to Learn David Knott (CTO for UK Government). Enterprise technology challenges from a holistic executive perspective.
Ben Myers Highly readable and actionable accessibility advice.
Future of Transportation Punchy newsletter covering transportation of all forms, with a high-tech investor-driven focus.
Adam Drake Pragmatic thoughts on digital transformation and technology strategy.
Joel Samuel Thoughts and reflections on technology and life, with a slight focus on UK government.
Coding Horror Jeff Atwood. Thoughts on technology and human interaction.
SITALWeek Weekly posts on technology and business, providing insight and hyperlinks to other brilliant content.
Tiny Subversions Darius Kazemi. Internet artist with an interest in bots/generators and human-scale social media.
Let's POWER Automate Practical tutorials and guides helping you get the most out of Microsoft Power Automate.
Interconnected Matt Webb. Fresh takes on technology, society, the future, and blogging.
Hillel Wayne Eye-opening thoughts on software development with a focus on testing.
Austin Z. Henley Reflections on software engineering, academia, product design, and usability.

Architecture

BiZZdesign Blogs Articles on Business Architecture, generally focused on engaging executive leadership in BizArch thinking.
R&A Enterprise Architecture Deep thoughts on ArchiMate, EA and IT governance from the author of 'Mastering ArchiMate'.
Steven Mileham ArchiMate tips and examples, including diagrams.
Holistic Enterprise Development Fresh thoughts on ArchiMate and architectural thinking from the author of the 'ArchiMate Cookbook'.