At the beginning of 2020 I had planned to focus on my landscape photography a lot more, This was going to include dedicated days off work just for photography around where I live, some nice holidays abroad, and maybe some new kit. Well … holidays, remember them?

So, lockdown happened, and that kind of put an end to all my plans for the year. However, even during global pandemics, and the extreme restrictions required to beat the virus, there have been a few opportunities for some photography.


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Opensource Repositries

My current envirnment setup for Mac OS X

A commandline tool for getting stats from Apple Aperture

A Simple Exchange Ticker for tracking the bitcoin prices on the Kraken Exhange


Nyx is an event driven bot that can listen for and react to input.

The Core of Nyx is a simple messaging system, where new messages are created for every event. Messages are then passed to each subsystem, which can respond to the input source directly, or trigger new messsages

About the Author

Phil Balchin is a full-time software developer at Heroku (a Salesforce company) and part-time photographer living in Guildford, Surrey, UK. Specialising in software development and photography, Phil also writes about graphic design, personal productivity, and travel.