Category Archives: Python

Most tweeted Columbo episodes

Sadly, Peter Falk died this week.  This means a lot of people are tweeting about Columbo.  Instead of doing all the things I ought to be doing today like exercising, working on an upcoming project and feeding myself I wrote … Continue reading

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Twitter rate limiting and Google App Engine

@markovator has been silent for some time. He’d been replying to people but he’d not been able to come up with his own original tweets. The reason for this is the that he was being rate limited by Twitter. Initially … Continue reading

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A History of the World in 100 Seconds

I attended the History Hackday at the Guardian and helped Gareth implement his cunning plan to scrape Wikipedia for all historical events with associated geo coordinates and present them chronologically.  The video above is the result.  Unfortunately I couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Markovator – Python + Google App Engine + Markov chains + Twitter

As a child a chat bot program called NIALL made quite an impression on me.  It came on one of those demo floppy disks from some PC magazine I forget the name of now.  NIALL stands for Non Intelligent Acquired … Continue reading

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