Simple Self-Test and Feedback in Jupyter Notebooks — Ordo

Some time ago I came across ordo, “a lightweight feedback tool for Jupyter”; here’s a quick initial review of what we can do with it (Binderised demo)… Installing and enabling the extension gives you a couple of toolbar buttons: The tick is “Feedback Mode” for running cells and evaluating the output, the pencil is “Edit … Continue reading “Simple Self-Test and Feedback in Jupyter Notebooks — Ordo”

Feeding a MyBinder Container Built From One Github Repository With the Contents of Another

Long time readers should be more than well aware by now of MyBinder, the Jupyter project service that will build a Docker image from the contents of a git repository and then launch a container based on that image so you can work with a live, running, albeit temporary, instance if it. But that’s not … Continue reading “Feeding a MyBinder Container Built From One Github Repository With the Contents of Another”

From the Archive – Browser OS and the Facebook Feed Mixing Desk

Skimming through my blog history looking for examples from my past of search thinkses, I came across several things I’d forgotten about; so as part of what may become and occasional series of posts that trip back in time, here are a couple of things I came across, one that imagined the future, another that … Continue reading “From the Archive – Browser OS and the Facebook Feed Mixing Desk”

Personal Health Calendar Feeds and a Social Care Annunciator?

Over the last few weeks and months I’ve started pondering all sorts of health and care related stuff that may help when trying to support family members a couple of hundred miles away. One of the things we picked up on was a “friendly” digital clock display (often sold as a “dementia clock” or “memory … Continue reading “Personal Health Calendar Feeds and a Social Care Annunciator?”

More Observations on the ONS JSON Feeds – Returning Bulletin Text as Data

Whilst starting to sketch out some python functions for grabbing the JSON data feeds from the new ONS website, I also started wondering how I might be able to make use of them in a simple slackbot that could provide a crude conversational interface to some of the ONS stats. (To this end, it would … Continue reading “More Observations on the ONS JSON Feeds – Returning Bulletin Text as Data”

The Rise of Transparent Data Journalism – The BuzzFeed Tennis Match Fixing Data Analysis Notebook

The news today was lead in part by a story broken by the BBC and BuzzFeed News – The Tennis Racket – about match fixing in Grand Slam tennis tournaments. (The BBC contribution seems to have been done under the ever listenable File on Four: Tennis: Game, Set and Fix?) One interesting feature of this … Continue reading “The Rise of Transparent Data Journalism – The BuzzFeed Tennis Match Fixing Data Analysis Notebook”

Olympics Data Feeds – Scribbled Notes

This is so much a blog post as a dumping ground for bits and pieces relating to Olympics data coverage… BBC Internet blog: Olympic Data Services and the Interactive Video Player – has a brief overview of how the BBC gets its data from LOCOG; and Building the Olympic Data Services describes something of the … Continue reading “Olympics Data Feeds – Scribbled Notes”

Feeding on OU/BBC Co-Produced Content (Upcoming and Currently Available on iPlayer)

What feeds are available listing upcoming broadcasts of OU/BBC co-produced material or programmes currently available on iPlayer? One of the things I’ve been pondering with respect to my OU/BBC programmes currently on iPlayer demo and OU/BBC co-pros upcoming on iPlayer (code) is how to start linking effectively across from programmes to Open University educational resources. … Continue reading “Feeding on OU/BBC Co-Produced Content (Upcoming and Currently Available on iPlayer)”

Government Communications – Department Press Releases and Autodiscoverable Syndication Feeds

A flurry of articles earlier this week (mine will be along shortly) about the Data Strategy Board all broadly rehashed the original press release from BIS. Via the Cabinet Office Transparency minisite, I found a link to the press release via the COI News Distribution Service… …whereupon I noticed that the COI – Central Office … Continue reading “Government Communications – Department Press Releases and Autodiscoverable Syndication Feeds”

Tune Your Feeds…

I’m so glad we’re at year’s end: I’m completely bored of the web, my feeds contain little of interest, I’m drastically in need of a personal reboot, and I’m starting to find myself stuck in a “seen-it-all-before” rut… Take the “new” Google Circle’s volume slider, for example… Ooh.. shiny… ooh, new feature… Yawn… Slider widgets … Continue reading “Tune Your Feeds…”