Hi! I'm a retired software developer currently living on the fabulous Bristol Harbourside in the UK.
I enjoy travelling, hiking, photography and creating the occasional website - some of which are illustrated below.
All sites work best on a large screen (2560 x 1440 or above recommended) with a pointing device and fast connection.
The story of Your Life so far - key events from history, technology, sport, film and music juxtaposed on Your Timeline, and how long you have left to live (according to the Office of National Statistics). Click an Album or Film image to see details on davegott.com/music or davegott.com/films.
Some of my travel photos eg. Nepal, Alps, South America, Bristol etc.
This website figures out the best ever films by Genre, Actor, Director, Year, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Freeview or UK Town and the best Actors and Directors for every decade since 1915, and of all time.
Features 1200 artists and 22000 albums chosen by a wide range of critics as amongst the best ever - and explains why. Click on an album or playlist to listen via Spotify (if you have a Spotify account).
View Images and Biographies of all Nobel Prize Winners by Category, Year, Country or Gender. Piecharts show prizes by country and category (the UK is second only to the US).
This project involved mounting a full frame digital SLR on my bathroom window sill, 2 storeys up, with a view along Bristol Harbour to the M-shed Museum and Prince Street Bridge. The camera could be triggered remotely via email, manually from a local computer or automatically driven by a timetable linked to sunrise times. Click the above link for a slide show from some of the resulting images.
Note : Can be slow to start up, depending on your connection.
Some of my photos with image transitions from WOW Slider. Start slide, image transition type and duration are randomised so each show is unique.
The lazy person's simple guide to wealth? Whatever wealth is and if market conditions are favourable.
Beautiful Interactive Graphs Website
This was amazing. Far better than sliced bread. But Java support has been dropped by all browsers now so all you can do is
gaze forlornly at the static images below.
This was a project to try the Java language and to animate some of the beautiful graphs in a fabulous book by Jean-Paul Delahaye, Professeur, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille : "Geometric and Artistic Graphics - Design Generation with Microcomputers", MacMillan 1986. For this I converted the original Basic programs to Java and added colour, detail, rotation, animation and an interactive website.
Efficient Image Viewer and Curator
This isn't a website but rather a simple image viewer written in python ( available on my computer only). For a given set of images it automatically groups them by orientation so you choose either to view all landscape images or all portrait images. The result is a far more efficient (up to 3X) use of valuable screen space, a better viewing experience and easier image curation ie. choosing your keepers and rejects.
I haven't found this functionality yet on any iphone image viewing apps which is maddening as one has to keep rotating the device to properly view each photo, and I don't currently have the skills or time to create such an app.
NOTE : the web pages below here are currently offline for a spot of maintenance
- Explore over 100 Best Album lists, over 5000 Artists, over 10000 Albums.
- Search by Artist and see at a glance their best albums chronologically (and their very very best - those in many lists).
- Stream via Spotify, iTunes, Apple or Amazon (account required).
- Choose Album Cover Size. Sort by Rank, Artist, Album, Genre or Date.
- Click Album Title for Reviews (via albumoftheyear.org).
- Listen to track previews for over 5000 Albums (no account required).
- Calculates the best 1000 albums of all time (based on how many lists an album appears in and it's average list position).
- Calculates the best decades for great albums.
Rolling Stone Magazine : 500 Greatest Albums of All Time : 1-100
Album of the Year : Best 200 Albums of 2019
The Guardian : 100 Best Albums of the 21st Century : 1-100
davegott.com bestalbums : 1000 Best Albums of All Time : 1-100
Best Albums by Decade - was music better in the old days?
- The 1000 Best Music Artists / Bands of all time - as calculated by this website (see below for how).
- Click an Artist image for their Spotify "This is ..." playlist.
- Search by Artist / Band
- Test your music knowledge - turn Captions off and try to identify the Artists (hover over an image for the answer).
You can view the data in Table format - which shows #Albums and Avg. Pos. (which are used to rank the Artists).
#Albums : number of times an album by this Artist appears in a list on www.davegott.com/bestalbums
Avg. Pos. : Average list position for the above albums (1 is best).
Sorry this has been de-commissioned for now.
Features 9 simultaneous synchronised slide shows. Recommended screen width : > 750px.
The 9 slideshows run on 9 tiles whose spacing can be altered. Sometimes the 9 images are independent and sometimes they are portions of one large image.
Copyright and image use
All images on this website are copyright Dave Gott. They may be downloaded for personal non-profit use or for promoting Bristol - if so please credit the source : "davegott.com".