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Scraping the Web in R

There are times when we need to scrape some data from a website to use in our analyses. In a perfect world, the provider of the data would provide a csv or json download but let’s face it… we do not live in a perfect world and often data that is posted to the internet is done by people who really do not care about subseqent use by others (else they would have made it easy to use rather than just showing it).
Scraping the Web in R

Developing Online Content

Actually, it has been ‘upgraded’ a bit since I took that image. Here is what it looks like today as I start the day’s “Series of Zoom Conferences” With everything up in the air, it is critical to be able to produce as high a quality teaching experienceas possible.
Developing Online Content

Audacity Audio Cleanup

Here is my workflow for cleaning up audio that I record using Camtasia for online teaching.
Audacity Audio Cleanup

Happy 4th of July!

I hope that everyone has a great holiday weekend!
Happy 4th of July!

How did it get to July 2020 already?

Entering the second part of this most unconventional year, what are my goals and aspirations at fot this next month?
How did it get to July 2020 already?

Grand Unified Site (GUS)

Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~ A. Einstein
Grand Unified Site (GUS)

Spring 2020 ERAC Meeting Slides

This spring’s Environmental Research Advosory Committee is set to be held virtually (as most things this odd year). Here is a link to the slides that I’ll be presenting. ! TL;DR: Mostly finished the following objectives but the lab has been closed !
Spring 2020 ERAC Meeting Slides

Setting up PostGIS on GCP

OK, so here we are, in the midst of COVID-19. What a great time to start a new project and learn a new skill. I’m focusing on developing a bit of my golang chops and the Google Cloud Platform knowledge to see if we can use these as our primary backends for teaching and research needs at work.
Setting up PostGIS on GCP

COVID Memes

COVID-19! Welcom to the meme page. Some of the funny items related to this most serious of times in our life. Levity helps. These are things that I thought would be interesting from the perspective of levity in the time of crisis.
COVID Memes

Setting up Postgresql on mac

This is rather quick and easy to do. On MacOS, make sure you have Homebrew installed and then follow those instructions. For me, it took a few additional steps because I was installing it on a new mac mini (in the home office).
Setting up Postgresql on mac