Kantega and Thamserku Ama Dablam Everest sunset from Gokyo Ri Matterhorn
Cliftonwood, Bristol Harbour Tengboche Monastery, Nepal Lac Blanc above Chamonix Phewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal
Sunrise, Bristol Harbour Bristol Balloon Fiesta The Matthew, Bristol Churchill, Bristol Balloon Fiesta
Churchill, Bristol Balloon Fiesta Royal York Crescent, Bristol Swan, Bristol Harbour Fireworks, Clifton Suspension Bridge (150 years since it opened, 7 Dec 2014)
Dave Gott

Hi! I'm a software developer based in Bristol, UK.

Between pandemics I enjoy travelling, 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.

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.


Films of 1968
Showing now (pre-covid) in Bristol
Best Actors by decade
Best Directors by decade
Alfred Hitchcock Films


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).

Examples:   David Bowie   Uncut Magazine: Best 75 Albums of 2018


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 or

Examples:   Nick Cave   The Queen

Your Life - Summary

Your Life - Details


Some of my travel photos eg. Nepal, Alps, South America, Bristol etc.



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 bestalbums : 1000 Best Albums of All Time : 1-100
Best Albums by Decade - was music better in the old days?

Best Albums

Best Artists

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.

Interactive Graphs Interactive Graphs Graphs

Efficient Image Viewer and Curator

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Humanity can arguably make good progress by considering "The Funniest British TV Advert of the 20th Century" and asking "what other silly things about Humanity will advanced Aliens find amusingly primitive?"

I think they'll find our Image Viewers even sillier than peeling potatoes as Humanity appears not to have noticed that most images and screens aren't square, that displaying landscape and portrait images together is very inefficient, that having to rotate a mobile device every 3rd photo or so is tedious, that curating mixed orientation images is absurd, that limiting thumbnails to 256 pixels max is crazy, and displaying only 1 image at once larger than 256 pixels is madness.

For my own sanity and to preserve Human Dignity when smart Aliens arrive I've written an image viewer and curator that fixes these problems. The downside is it's only available to myself until I figure out an effective marketing strategy (probably never).

SlideShow 3

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.

Slideshow 3A Slideshow 3B

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).

Nobel Prize Winners

SlideShow 1A (16:9)

SlideShow 1B (3:2)

(Takes a little while to load.)

Features fancy image transitions from WOW Slider. Start slide, image transition type and duration are randomised (so each show is unique). Recommended screen width : any.

Slideshow 1B Slideshow 1C

"Internet of Things" - Remote Control Camera

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.

Sample images :

Automatic / email / remote controlled camera setup

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 : "".

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