Beautiful golden sunset on my bike ride home.
Author: Matt Sandy
This is just a quick post, but this was too funny not to post.
Frankly there is absolutely no collusion…Virtually every Democrat has said there is no collusion. There is no collusion…I think it’s been proven that there is no collusion…I can only tell you that there is absolutely no collusion…There’s been no collusion…There was no collusion. None whatsoever…everybody knows that there was no collusion. I saw Dianne Feinstein the other day on television saying there is no collusion [note: not true]…The Republicans, in terms of the House committees, they come out, they’re so angry because there is no collusion…there was collusion on behalf of the Democrats. There was collusion with the Russians and the Democrats. A lot of collusion…There was tremendous collusion on behalf of the Russians and the Democrats. There was no collusion with respect to my campaign…But there is tremendous collusion with the Russians and with the Democratic Party…I watched Alan Dershowitz the other day, he said, No. 1, there is no collusion, No. 2, collusion is not a crime, but even if it was a crime, there was no collusion. And he said that very strongly. He said there was no collusion…There is no collusion, and even if there was, it’s not a crime. But there’s no collusion…when you look at all of the tremendous, ah, real problems [Democrats] had, not made-up problems like Russian collusion.
If you are wondering what I am getting at, the word “collusion” is used very often. How often you may ask?
If you want the code, I have posted it as a gist.
Everyone was talking about the Chicago crime rates, so I figured I would give the dataset a go, and came up with the above animation. Each frame was a subset of the murder rates for that frame’s year. Years go from 2001 – 2016, and I will open up the code once I improve the UI.
Ran this through Google’s Big Query on the two largest political subreddits on reddit.com. The two queries were
SELECT domain,count(*) as Count FROM [fh-bigquery:reddit_posts.2017_01] WHERE subreddit = "politics" GROUP BY domain ORDER BY Count DESC SELECT domain,count(*) as Count FROM [fh-bigquery:reddit_posts.2017_01] WHERE subreddit = "The_Donald" GROUP BY domain ORDER BY Count DESC
Make your own conclusions, but the results are pretty telling for the diversity of posts and their content.
Palm Trees in Phoenix
Beautiful drive up, next time I want to take my bicycle. I have a couple more photos I plan on posting as well. They turned out pretty great (in my opinion).
This was taken on my trip down to Arizona this winter. My family and I drove up and watched the climate change over just a few miles. The saguaro disappeared and were replaced by long grasses, and eventually pine trees.
Below is the code I used to create the CSV file which was read into Tableau. One could also use ggplot to graph the data.
This was taken on a bicycle trip Sara and I took from Minneapolis to Duluth (and back) over the course of five days starting August 19th. We saw some great sites, got some great photos, and most importantly saw a giant rubber duck.
This is a neat little call I whipped up that returns the two x and y points from a list which have the shortest distance. It also returns the distance between those two points.
Pretty weird solution right? Seems to work though!