Little Black Dog Blog


& the art of over-engineering

Surly 29er to 650ber

Chapter 1: The Brompton Beginnings This begins with me stealing saving Cindy’s Brompton. She’s drunk the Marie Kondo koolaid and has been purging everything that’s fun from her garage. For a long time I was only using it as a dog runner at nights since the low top-tube made it...


vanlew.net is back

I’m back, baby! Because I’m in the mood and haven’t done anything with this blog in 3 years – today is a 2fer! I’ve finally taken the reins of running vanlew.net from my brother. He ran it for probably 10 years, hosting the pages for me, him, and my mom....


EightyNineNine.com UPDATE!

D3 & speed upgrades to Eightyninenine.com After 3 or 4 years of leaving it to its own devices, I finally had the time to do some major fixes to eightyninenine.com. Important changes: replaced all the highcharts.js-based plots with my own d3.js versions. artist/song bar charts have been replaced with dual...


EightyNineNine.com

A KCRW Data Site eightyninenine.com is the cleverest url I could come up with for my new site. It’s in reference to both 89.9, the broadcast frequency in LA for KCRW and the (widely popular?) data/statistics site fivethirtyeight.com. The site exists because KCRW, aside from their world-renowned music programming, is...


Cleaning up Flickr's Asinine Auto-uploaded Albums

First of all… why?? If you Google around for things like “mass delete flickr album”, you’ll find a lot of people on personal blogs and the flickr forum complaining about Flickr’s desktop auto-uploader creating a friggin massive amount of albums. The uploader creates an album for every single folder it...