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Mar 4, 2022 - 2 minute read -


Lets keep it simple

I designed these flag options a long time ago, around the year 2001, following some discussion (and a competition) on the main moon society mailing list regarding a flag. Several were produced, but they were all very complicated. This was my idea.

September 2019

On my second visit to An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail, Geoff Marshall (and Vicki!) were one of the guests on-stage. Geoff had made an app for Windows, called the ‘Station Initials Lookup Tool’ that he showed off as part of his set. I thought it would be a fun project to put much the same data online as a simple website. Once I had done that, I looked around for a similar list of codes - and remembered the IATA codes for airports - and so I created that site for lookups as well.

Originally, I wanted to try out Symfony v4 using Flex, and using Webpack for Javascript & CSS processing. Now, these are all-Javascript & Webpack sites on the frontend - though the IATA codes are fetched and processed to pre-create the Javascript lookup table with a simple PHP class, run by a Symfony command.