Breakfast under Bill - A look at my morning on the front page of Hacker News

Tuesday night I wrote a short blog post about how I used python to find cheap tickets to a music festival. I finished up pretty late so I decided to post it online the next morning. I woke up pretty early and posted the article on a few websites around seven. I started watching my google analytics page and the hits started coming in very fast, much faster than normal. First it was twenty, then thirty, and shortly after fifty people were reading within minutes of submitting. I looked at the map and most of the hits were from Europe.…

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Analyzing Philadelphia's Bike Thefts

While mulling over project ideas and browsing Twitter earlier today I ran across http://opendataphilly.org/. Per their website OpenDataPhilly "is a portal that provides access to over 175 data sets, applications, and APIs related to the Philadelphia region. Simply accessing data, however, is not the ultimate goal of OpenDataPhilly. By connecting people with data, we’re hoping to encourage users to take the data and transform it into creative applications, projects, and visualizations that demonstrate the power that data can have in understanding and shaping our communities." This sounded intriguing enough, so I began sorting through the available data.…

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