One week ago today, we lost one of the most inspirational mathematicians of this generation. In this post, we take a brief look at the incredible legacy that John Conway left behind. On top of that we will discuss one of the many problems he tackled during his career; one that, to this day, occupies a special place in my heart. We close by discussing an intriguing puzzle that I am yet to find a solution to—can you?
2020 is here and one of my goals for the coming year is to finally get caught up on the XKCD comic series. Starting from the beginning is a dull way of doing things so instead I've taken advantage of Google Cloud Platform's Cloud Scheduler to setup a python script to email me a random selection of new comics each day. In this post I will share how you can do the same.
Christmas is here but that's no excuse to stop coding. In the second installment of the bank holiday bodge series, there will be a major change in format but the principle will stay the same—showcasing a rough piece of work brought to fruition in a single day. This post will concern the use of parametric equations and the animation module from matplotlib to generate your own ornamented Christmas tree animation
Sometimes, perfection overkill. In this spirit I would like to introduce a series of new blog posts - each installment of which being written and released on a UK bank holiday - in which I plan, build, and discuss a data science project all within the span of one day. In this maiden post, I use technqiues in dimensionality reduction and web-scrapping to produce a 'Wall of Music' based off the 2017/18 Spotify top 100 tracks.
When creating a data science blog, there are many different approaches that can be taken. The main two decisions revolve around how you wish to write your content and which static site generator you wish to use to build your site. For the last year I have been using RStudio, Blogdown, and Hugo to achieve this but - after much deliberation - I have decided that change is needed. This blog post follows my transition to building a data science blog powered by Jupyter and Hexo, the obstacles I came up against, and the solutions I came to employ.
Your desktop wallpaper may be the one image that you see most often in a given day so its probably worth your time to make it look the best it can. In this post, I offer a template for a dynmically-changing 8-Bit wallpaper which automatically syncs itself to sunrise and sunset times, produced using Python and compatible with Linux.