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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'm an accomplished developer with a wide range of skills, knowledge, and experience, particularly focussed on accessibility and frontend web performance. Outside of work I'm interested in science, the environment, bouldering, bikes (everyday/utility), and open source software.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the internet…

Tweets from Twitter, blog posts from DEV/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 DEV Community or Medium (one day I'll build my own blog, I promise…)

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 drum and bass, drum and bass, modern rock, punk and indietronica 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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    Tagged location: 2021 Hospitality Weekend In The Woods

    Just about snuck in a full-blown day of festivalling this year (ignoring the Sunday of Moovin because it was so small!) It was SO GOOD to be back at a big event and listening to all the Hospital and related artists playing outside on generally pretty loud sound systems to a super friendly crowd and a not-oversold venue with LOADS of space to move! We made up for @_sannebosmans 's 30th being during one of the lockdowns by all wearing party hats, and hundreds of people had wished Sanne a happy birthday, sung to us, or presented us with an imaginary cake by the end of the night ☺️ There couldn't have been a better way to celebrate me finishing my job of 6.5 years on the Thursday then me and Marli jumping on a train to London to alternate between chilling and partying all weekend!

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    Tagged location: Manchester, United Kingdom

    Super chill Sunday riding around Manchester with @dom_whiting 🚲🚴🔊📢

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    Tagged location: New Adelphi Building

    One more for the Instagram collection of 'Phil hanging off things to make it look as if he actually does anything active anymore' - this is a giant bust of Engels' head and beard that's part sculpture, part bouldering object

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    Tagged location: Manchester, United Kingdom

    It was my birthday yesterday! 🎂🎈🎊 Big thanks to @marley.rude for orchestrating a really good birthday weekend! We did a Manchester staycation thing, we stayed at @nativemcr @duciestreet which was great (red brick and iron columns! 😍), went to @treetopmanchester in Heaton Park (zip lines and squirrel befriending!), drank and ate at @escapetofreightisland (tacos, tequila…) and was just really happy to be somewhere other than my flat for a weekend!

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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! 🇳🇱🚲🤓🇪🇺💪🏻

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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