Monthly Archives: March 2008

Pastebin post filtering

As there’s been some cases of cracked email address lists being posted on pastebin recently, this week I tweaked the spam filtering to block such posts. A few legitimate posts got caught in the crossfire, causing a few more tweaks to the rules.

If you’re having trouble posting something because pastebin says it looks like spam, post a sample in a comment below and I’ll see what I can do to improve it!

Custom Mosaic Posters for Charity

Many people enjoyed the 3rd birthday mosaic image I made for Geograph, so I’m now offering to make custom mosaics for anyone who wants one. All I ask in return is that you make a donation of whatever you can afford to Oxfam – see my fundraising page for details.

Here’s my first effort, an A2 sized poster based on this Geograph image by Michael Ely. Click for zoomable fun!


Thankyou so much to Michael for helping me towards my fundraising target of £1500.

The images are made from tiles drawn from Geograph images – thanks to the thousands of photographers who made that possible.

Get in touch if you’d like one too!

Geograph is Three!

Geograph went live on March 6th 2005 – three years on it has far surpassed all our expectations! Here is a small selection of the 700,000 images – click the picture for a zoomable version.

Geograph is three

This mosaic is derived from Three Trees by David Crocker. Tiles drawn from images submitted to Geograph in 2007 – many thanks to the thousands of photographers who made that possible.

Naturally, the above image is available for re-use under a Creative Commons 2.0 by-sa licence!

The mosaic was created with Metapixel and the zoomable version was generated with Zoomify. Suggestions for more celebratory mosaics are welcome!