The map on the home page of this site displays a seemingly innocuous, interactive satellite image.

The position this opens at is no coincidence, but in fact the current location of Ben.

In modern times where data privacy is paramount, I am experimenting on myself, giving up an insight into my life and simultaneously providing a universally understandable answer to the question “where in the world is Ben” – something I often wish to know first about others.

On the technical side of this, the HomeAssistant instance running on my home server is updated with the location of my phone using their app. A a Node Red flow is triggered when this entity changes and uploads the latest coordinates.