How to keep your Twitter timeline clean

Twitter is an excellent tool for the troll armies out there, for endless and pointless entrenched discussion, for the digital archaeologist out there who wants to end your politics career, for wasting time and, last but not least, for discovering the eventual and rare link worth reading and for following …

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twitterlists2rss

The best social network in the world was Google Reader. People shared their links and posted brief comments on them. One then could do the same thing, and all in the place where the news articles, blog posts and webcomic strips were being read every day.

Then Google Reader closed …

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Bixi data analysis

(This analysis was written at the same time I was writing the code and deciding how I should proceed. I have already read too many data analysis posts that give the final, correct and beautiful answer, and don't show all the problems encountered along the way. So, except for a …

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A simple javascript substitution bookmarklet

You can invoke Godwin's on this one, but I don't really care.

Consider this following piece of javascript code (adapted from here, as my JS is really rusty):

function htmlreplace(a, b, element) {
    if (!element) element = document.body;
    var nodes = element.childNodes;
    for (var n=0; n<nodes.length; n …
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Unemployment in Europe, 2002 - 2015

Another weekend, another small visualization project with publicly available data I do. This time, I have tackled the problem of unemployment in Europe: how has it changed per country since the start of the crisis in 2007, and the posterior European debt meltdown? Surely we can plot it to have …

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Bond movies through data

The new James Bond movie, Spectre, will be out in a few weeks. I thought it would be a very nice exercise to do a quick check on how did previous movies do in terms of overall quality (as assessed by the critics and / or the public) and box office …

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