A one-liner to create lightweight backups -- so you don't lose your data
How to turn those non-searchable FOIA dumps into searchable plain text
Mine insights from the command line like you have super powers
How to know what your code will do when the data gets big.
When your data doesn't look the way you want it to.
If you're a journalist (or a student, or a researcher, or pretty much anyone else who relies on the internet for information), you've undoubtedly been in this situation: you want to save a bunch of data from a website, but it's in messy or uncopyable format. With so many sites …
On the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, there are 31 different judges, each with their own separate court calendar. Each is juggling hundreds of cases at a time, at courthouses ranging from San Francisco, to Oakland, to San Jose, and as far north as Eureka …
After I started my new job as Data Editor in the newsroom, I found that my family and others outside the office had a hard time understanding what, exactly, it was I would be doing. Explaining what a reporter does is straightforward enough; as I once jokingly summed it up …
Hello, world! This is my first site made with a static site generator, using Pelican and GitHub Pages. I'm still tweaking all the settings but check back soon for more about...well, computational journalism and Python!