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⅕ of NYC Collision Data Wrong

New York has really stepped up its open data game in the last year. Data sets like ACRIS (the city property records) and MapPLUTO (GIS) …

A YouTube CLI for Mac

Out of laziness, I mostly listen to music off YouTube these days. As a library it’s pretty unbeatable, and I don’t have to worry about …

Introducing NYC Crashmapper

For over a year, I’ve been archiving and processing the New York City Police Department’s collision data on the Crash Data Band-Aid. With some help …

Preparing a Mac Laptop for Your Grandma

My grandma got a new laptop for Mother’s Day. She’s in her nineties, and first started using a computer a few years ago. Email, watching …

JS-Free Live Chat

I built a real-time web-based chat without a line of client-side code. No JavaScript, no Flash, no (ew) Java applet. 100% HTML. It even works …

NYPD Crash Data Band-aid

Yesterday, Streetsblog wrote about the previous day’s New York City Council hearing on traffic safety. There have been several particularly gruesome incidents in the past …

The Long Reach of Industry Research

PIPA is, for the moment, dead in the water. Reid is not going to vote on cloture. His statement reads, in part: …Counterfeiting and piracy …