Articles Rants & Ramblings
written on 24 Jan 2018
I went searching for the Trump statement calling for a “complete and total shutdown” of Muslim immigration to America the other day and I was a bit dismayed by what I found. It certainly is not hard to find articles that cite a single line of the statement, or a few lines of it. It also is not super hard to find a video of Supreme Leader Cheeto Bandito himself reading a line or two from the statement.
written on 29 Nov 2017
Scraping web pages is a messy, error prone, and brittle method to go about getting some data of the internet, but sometimes it is all you have. I have written a few scrapers and have always wondered what a good scraper set up might look like. In an attempt to scrape as many Gothamist articles as I could while the was site down, I came up with a solution that I really liked using Docker, Node, and open source.
written on 02 Mar 2015
I don't mean a bad word as in we should say it in hushed tones around children. I mean it is truly a poorly interpreted and even more poorly used word.
written on 02 Dec 2014
Over the past few weeks I’ve found myself in a frustrating situation: 30,000 feet above the ground in a comfortable window seat, attempting to do some D3 visualizations of data returned by an HTTP API and, crucially, not having an internet connection. So obviously, I could’ve solved the problem by ponying up $30 a flight to make slow and unreliable requests over in-flight wifi. Gross.