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Coding Maps

Prisons with Golf Courses

I don’t really know how American prisons work, but if day release is allowed for low-risk, low-security prisoners, I can imagine that having a golf course nearby might appeal to some current and potential future Federal Prison inamates. For this one I decided to use Wikipedia for the location data for the prisons as I […]

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Coding Maps

Sport in the Caribbean

Dominicans Love Baseball

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Coding Maps

Cricket In the USA vs American Football in India

Cricket pitches in America is a fun map to do because I guess it mirrors the density of South Asian heritage Americans quite nicely. I figured for fun I’d do the inverse and map baseball pitches in India, but the quality of the data was wildly unreliable: there were very few pitches tagged and eyeballing […]

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Coding Maps

OSM & Finland’s Saunas

Using the Overpass API, I scraped all the location data for Finland’s publically accessible Saunas. The map only gave me 254 which makes me think that there are lots missing, as that would account for only 0.01 of the alleged 2 million that exist in this country of 5 million people. In the future I’d […]

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Coding Maps

Road Names in Helsinki

Map of Helsinki with the streets coloured by name

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Coding Science

Is it possible to arrange 9 numbers that are 9 letters long into a magic square?

No. (sorry)

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Coding Cricket Science

Cricketing Deviants

Cricket could probably do with fewer statistics. A cricketing scoreboard is a gigantic mess of numbers and tables, and even the famously beautiful Adelaide Oval scoreboard is completely impenetrable to the outsider. While simplifying the plethora of numbers that come with a cricket match is a sensible goal, this blog post is going to do […]

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Review

45 Minutes of Disenchantment

Here are some quick thoughts after watching the first 45 minutes (i.e. an episode and a half) of Disenchantment, Matt Groening’s new Netflix show. The protagonist is Princess Bean. The action in the bar-brawl scene Bean was introduced in felt stilted and uncomfortable. Was it supposed to be slapstick and funny, was it supposed to […]

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Diary Review

Theatre of 2018

Following on from my wildly successful Theatre of 2017 post, here is my Theatre of 2018 review. Fun Home | Young Vic | Alison Bechdel | Holy shit I cried and cried and cried and cried and cried. Strong contender for best thing I’m going to see in 2018. The way they do the scene […]

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New Film Review

I, Tonya & Lady Bird

Last week I saw I, Tonya and Lady Bird at the Walthamstow Empire, which is fast becoming one of my favourite cinemas.     Both Oscar nominated (with I, Tonya deservedly winning”Best Actress in a Supporting Role”) both films build their stories around the relationship between a working class young American woman and her mother, and the young woman […]