• Books I Should Read?

    I wanted ideas about what to read, so I used the GoodReads API to identify highly rated books I haven’t ...

Internet Archive Bookmarklet

The Internet Archive has added the ability to archive a page on-demand. Here’s a handy bookmarklet to make saving important pages a bit simpler: Drag this link to your bookmark bar:¬†Archive Now    

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Pennsylvania Angels Visualized

Below is a visualization of angel investing activity in Pennsylvania, based on the AngelList API. I made it (using Ruby and R) to get an alternate view of local investment activity. Each vertex on this graph is an investor. Each edge is a co-investment. I gleaned quite a few insights from the fully detailed graph. [...]

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Books I Should Read?

I wanted ideas about what to read, so I used the GoodReads API to identify highly rated books I haven’t read by authors who wrote other books that I’ve enjoyed. It’s slightly glitchy because some books are released under multiple ISBNs, but I got the results I wanted.

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Guessing Genders

I wanted to make a reasonable guess of gender for approximately 6,000,000 names. My first thought was to seek out a ready-made API, but the first few prices I found were astronomical. Since this was a one-time project, I stopped researching and started building.

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Exploring Twitter

My twitter followers are mostly strangers. As such, I wanted to know more about them. In particular, I wanted to learn what interests the people who follow me, and how does that differ what interests me personally? Gathering Data I started with Klout. Not the famous numeric score, but rather the influencer information that’s available [...]

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