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Welcome

I'm David Llewellyn-Jones and this is my homepage. I'm a software engineer at Jolla, who's also interested in programming, security, privacy and graphics. I occasionally crave adventure and a good thunderstorm. You might be interested in my software, my research or my random musings.

Want to know more about me? Here's a personality sketch written by a psychologist when I was in school.

“David is of high intelligence, although lacking in true creativity. He has a need for order and clarity, and for neat and tidy systems in which every detail finds its appropriate place. His writing is rather dull and mechanical, occasionally enlivened by somewhat corny puns and by flashes of imagination of the sci-fi type. He has a strong drive for competence. He seems to have little feel and little sympathy for other people and does not enjoy interacting with others. Self-centered, he nonetheless has a deep moral sense.”

Wow. Harsh. But disturbingly accurate.

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News

24 Mar 2019 : GetiPlay 0.7-1 released #
I've just rleleased the latest version of GetiPlay (v0.7-1), an unofficial iPlayer app for Sailfish OS that lets you download and watch BBC TV and radio programmes. More details on the GetiPlay page, install the binary from OpenRepos, or get the MIT-licensed source code from github.
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22 Mar 2019 : What does the latest petition tell us about changing attitudes to Brexit? #
With the latest petition trying to revoke article 50 and block Brexit, I've crunched the numbers again to find out how the mood is changing in different parts of the UK. Check out my regrexitmap to see which parts of the UK are movig more towards remain, and which are moving more towards Brexit. And if you're surprised by the result, you should also check out the map I generated in May 2016 using data from a similar petition which attracted over 4 million signatures three years ago. The astonishing thing is that compared to back then, very little... very very little has changed.
 
Comparing regrexit after three years
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6 Jan 2019 : Undeck the halls #
It's ephiphany, so the Christmas decorations have come down. No more snow on this page, even though here in Tampere we've been having snow storms and everything exposed to the sky is covered in a thick layer of the suff.
24 Dec 2018 : Merry Christmas! #
I knew there were some snowflakes somewhere! After a bit of digging around in the site code, I found how to activate them. Enjoy, and have a great Christmas!
2 Dec 2018 : Big moves, little changes #
I've not had a chance to properly update this site since I moved to Tampere and started working for Jolla. Eventually I'll get around to updating my About page with the proper info, and maybe writing a blog post about the experience of moving. In the meantime, I've at least updated the homepage.