Digital Photos are probably the most personal digital-relics from my life.
Tech companies want this foothold, and I'm going to try to opt-out with as few compromises as possible.
From a data perspective, my photo and video collection is the most complex and interesting of data sets that I interact with regularly.
This is an opportunity to explore and to use the data in interesting ways. I can build interesting things on top of it, and use the data to experiment with different approaches, UI patterns, or technologies in a way that is meaningful to me.
The fact that the collection of data is particularly personal means that there's an opportunity to build intensely personal things with it.
The fact that the collection is vast and complicated means that there's an opportunity to build technically interesting things with it.
There is a baseline set of requirements.
I want to share this system with my family as well, so that adds a couple more requirements:
Last but not least, I am a sucker for using open source to explore and share ideas. This adds a few more constraints:
I'm also going to attempt to use this project as a way to document some of my technical adventures and thoughts on this website.
If you want to follow along, you can do that on this site or on GitHub
13th June 2018
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I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.