Hitting this wall, I decided to take a deep dive in scraping data from a local paper who I freelance for’s rosters to create code replacement files to use in Photo Mechanic in this upcoming season. This makes captioning faster and easier, making photos available quicker to the paper.
A few seasons ago, I had no idea what a swimming medley relay was or, as embarrassing as it is, the difference between a breaststroke and the butterfly.
Luckily, my fiancée had the answers.
Katy Carron may have one of the most obscure high school sports resumes around. A season of cross country. A season of pole vault. A season as a hockey cheerleader. Two seasons of swimming — including competing in the 500 meter freestyle. Continue reading Katy Carron’s sports wild side→
My weekend project is to dive into Django. I get the concept and have been it in action, but I’ve never actually worked with it directly. It’ll be part of my jail project, which is going very well. (An amazing number of people go to jail daily in Greene County, Mo.)
My goal is a “dashboard” of jail statistics of frequent flyers, latest people booked along with some fun, and interesting, statistics of eye color, hair color, etc.
For example, right now in my 1,798-row data set there are:
824 brown eyes
499 blue eyes
278 hazel eyes
179 green eyes
5 black eyes
3 grey eye
10 unknown or not specified eye color
Useful? Probably not in reporting, but certainly interesting for readers.
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