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Phil Wolstenholme (me!)

Phil Wolstenholme

Hi 👋, welcome to my personal site. It’s part blog, part portfolio, part place to try new things.

I work as a Principal Developer helping put together Drupal and other sorts of websites and apps for CTI Digital in Manchester. Outside work I'm interested in science, the environment, bouldering, bikes, and open source software.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the internet…

Tweets from Twitter, blog posts from Medium, talks from YouTube and beyond, photos from Instagram, music from Spotify, and nice places (remember when we used to be able to go to nice places?) from Foursquare.

Blog posts from Medium (until I build my own blog!)

Talks I've given at conferences or other events. I'll link to slides or videos where they are available.

According to the Spotify API, I've been listening to a bit of progressive electro house, liquid funk, gauze pop, vapor soul and indie pop over the last few weeks (their genre names, not mine!)

You can click the cards above to play a little preview of the artist, courtesy of the Spotify API. I also use the Spotify API to get the tempo/BPM of the preview song, and I use this to influence the speed that a card bops at while its playing.

Press the pause icon or the esc key on your keyboard to stop the previews.

Photos and videos from Instagram.

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    Speaking at a conference in 2019 versus speaking from your living room to a webcam in 2020 😩

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    Tagged location: Liverpool

    Super late posting this, but @marley.rude and I went on a bike ride to Liverpool last weekend to escape Manchester (and not have to get a train anywhere), and it was LOVELY! (Despite cycling last about five sewage treatment works). We got a suite at @pullman_liverpool for pretty much the price of a normal one-level-up-from-standard room which was lush, saw @kilbyster and ate a bunch of tacos and drank a bunch of wine!

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    Tagged location: Worthy Farm

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    Tagged location: Pickmere Lake

    Went for a lovely swim, hopefully didn't get the co-co (or anything from duck poo water!) 🦆🏊‍♂️

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    Tagged location: Manchester, United Kingdom

    Aorta remember more of this from GCSE biology

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    Having a monogrammed neonesque light on your living room wall probably isn't particularly modest, but in my defense @marley.rude gave it to me, and it does look banging!

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    Tagged location: Manchester, United Kingdom

    Thanks to everyone who sent me lockdown-birthday wishes, and to @marley.rude for organising a mock pub crawl with open-air recreations of @penandpencilnq @piccadilly_tap @thefontmcr and @yes_mcr complete with booze and props! Also to @thekoffeepot for basically feeding us all weekend with their burger and pancake kits which I'm still living off even into Tuesday!

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    Tagged location: Amsterdam

    Some delayed pics from DrupalCon in #amsterdam! 🇳🇱🚲🤓🇪🇺💪🏻

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    One day I'll figure out how to make my eyes work when someone's taking a photo of me! 🙄 Thank you for a banging wedding @megan__k__ and @brian_shutter! 😘

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    Tagged location: Rock Over Climbing


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    Tagged location: Berlin, Germany

    After Melt we hung out in Berlin for a bit anywhere with AC, water to swim in, or Schofferhofer to drink. I didn't end up sitting in it, but the seat I was assigned on the return flight didn't have a cushion, just the bare plastic and metal that holds up the seat... Luckily the seat next to it was free, but it seemed quite a fitting return from Berlin and living in hotel rooms to work and the grot of Manchester 👎🏻

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    Tagged location: Melt Festival

    Went back to @meltfestival in Deutschland, and it was sehr sehr gut! Swimming in the lake by day, nursing Tetra-Pak babies with @cjeporter and @sanne_bosmans in the twilight, and dancing on sand and amongst diggers by night 😌 We caught the heatwave in Germany but also an epic thunderstorm one evening with a load of thunder, lightning, and dodging airborne gazebos as anything that wasn't properly staked down in the campsite went walkabouts, including a portaloo which we saw topple over and then miraculously was put the right way up and cleaned up before the storm even seemed to be over. A++ organisation from Melt, would festival again👌

A randomised asortment of places I've liked on Foursquare at one point - it could be somewhere from a holiday, or it could be a random bar in Manchester that closed three years ago…

Tweets by me, @philw_.

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