Clips

A map of Capital Bikeshare data by time and route

December 1, 2013

Capital Bikeshare, Washington D.C.'s communal cycling service, releases huge amounts of anonymous data on every trip taken by a customer. I can't even ride a bike anymore—you do forget—but I thought the data would offer fascinating insights about D.C. transportation when threaded into station-to-station routes.

What to do with 100 pages of emails? Make an inbox

May 17, 2013

Facing pressure from Republicans in Congress, the Obama administration released 100 pages of printed out emails in May relating to its crafting of talking points about the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi. The emails were literally printed and given to select reporters in white binders.

An open-source Javascript metronome, take one

May 1, 2013 |Source Code

I've recently been playing around with Sound Slice, an ambitious new project from Django co-founder Adrian Holovaty that creates interactive guitar tabs. The site has huge potential for moving guitars beyond the domain of ASCII files and 14 variations on the same song.

How to recreate the Boston Marathon from 230,000 data points

April 7, 2013 |Source Code

In scrambling to find something to do around the bombings at the Boston Marathon, I came across a searchable database of all 26,000 participants. Fortunately, it's possible to search everyone by hitting "Enter" with no search terms.