Posts by jkane:

Fetch and Combine CSV Files from the Web

Written by , November 11, 2016

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If you’ve ever analyzed large amounts of data, you know that it can be time consuming to get all the data you need into one place.  Data providers (often government agencies) frequently provide the data online in a comma delimited format (aka CSV).  The data is regularly broken down into multiple files to provide smaller downloads or to provide […]


Living in Claude Shannon’s Hometown

Written by , May 12, 2016


Claude Shannon: “The most important man you’ve probably never heard of.” On April 30 you may have noticed this Doodle on Google’s homepage, celebrating the 100th birthday of Claude Shannon. As a technology-based company, we wouldn’t exist if not for Shannon. His contributions to Information Theory led to developments like the mobile phone, deep space missions, and […]


5 Steps: Northern Michigan Rivers Map

Written by , March 9, 2016


Recently, Brian “Koz” Kozminski, a local fly fishing guide who owns True North Trout, contacted me about some t-shirts that Alex designed last year. Koz is doing a number of presentations for Trout Unlimited about Northern Michigan rivers and had been on the hunt for a good map for a while.  Most of the maps out […]