Accessing open book data with openlibraryR

My second R package, openlibraryR, is now available on Github! openlibraryR is a simple API wrapper for OpenLibrary.org, which aims to have a web page for every book ever published. Users can add to the catalogue, download or borrow books, or edit one of the 20 million+ current records.…

How to watch as little football as possible

Warning: things are about to get petty. With COVID rescheduling sporting events left and right, it’s felt like there’s a new football game on every night of the week this season. For avid football fans, this is fantastic: the games are spread apart for easier fantasy team tracking…

Baby sleep: the first six months

In the haze of sleep deprivation, it can be difficult to remember when the baby last ate or how long ago you changed her. A friend recommended the Feed Baby app to track diaper changes, feeds, sleep, weight, and so on, and we immediately traded in the pen + paper tracker…

blink-182 Song Similarity

How do you quantify the style progression of a band over time? Over 20 years, several albums, the addition of Travis Barker and the exit of Tom DeLonge, blink-182's style has evolved as well as solidified. "The band was already heading in an artier direction on 2003’s Blink-182, and…