Barcelona Pictures Coming Soon


Last weekend I went to Barcelona :) Only being there for 48 hours meant a lot had to be crammed into a very short time! We visited the beach, castle, palace and famous Sagrada Familia. Needless to say we also sampled plenty from the local cuisine, including tapas and sangria which we had to source from mulitple vendors just to make sure we were getting a fair flavour of what was around :P

Sunday was a particularly gorgeous day, and standing atop the highest point in Parc Guell we got a magnificent panoramic view across the city and to the Mediterranean beyond…


More pictures coming soon!

Favourite Photos From 2013

When I decided to write this post I didn’t realise quite how many new and wonderful places I’d visited in the last year. Japan in March to Dresden in December, as well as the Grand Prix, 2013 really was a superb year. Click on any of the photos to get a closer look.

Twitter Mood

Happy New Year!

Despite the hours of programming I do for my PhD research, I also like to dabble in my spare time with more Web 2.0 things. The main reason I can think for doing this is because it’s something quite simple in comparison to my day-to-day work, and often nicely self-contained.

Recently I wrote a small web script that can determine how positive or negative someone is on Twitter by analysing their individual tweets using a technique known as sentiment analysis.I used a company called Alchemy API that tells you how positive or negative a sentence is using sentiment analysis.

My little program basically tells you how positive or negative any Twitter user is just by analysing their recent tweets.  Check out how positive your twitter feed is and post your results in the comments! It also ranks the tweets in order of positivity, so you can see where you might be most negative or positive.

Have a go using Twitter Mood!

As a starting point, you can try it on my Twitter screen name “cgrayscale”. Or try BarackObama, David_Cameron or shitlondon‎.

Twitter Mood
click on the image above to try Twitter Mood for yourself


It’s only designed as a bit of fun for now, just a little side project.

I am still working on my horror short by the way, but the last couple months of 2013 seemed to run away from me a bit! It’s still going to happen though so watch this space!