This weekend, I had a very specific challenge: I needed to create a Wordpress site from a CSV file, and apply a BeaverBuilder template to each of the pages.
While BeaverBuilder is a great plugin, there are some frustrating limitations. If you change a page template design, it does not update previous pages using that template — it only affects future pages. You can go back to older pages and update the template manually, but that’s a tedious process that takes hours when you have hundreds of pages.
I needed a solution that allowed me to retroactively apply template changes…
A few days ago, I heard about an amendment to the “correctional housing” ordinance that required all facilities to be more than 1,000 feet from a school, park, or other correctional housing facility.
Correctional housing facilities are where people on parole can live with other people on parole. They provide re-entry services and a support structure as ex-offenders adjust to their new life.
1,000 feet doesn’t sound like a lot. But it is. With a little bit of Google help, I found datasets of all the schools, parks, and correctional housing facilities in Houston. So I built a map covering…
In what is turning out to be the most colorful map I’ve built this year, here’s a Harris County early voting map plus census demographic data. This map includes:
You can view the map here. Because of the new layers, the map weighs in at 25MB, so give it a moment to load.
After I published yesterday’s map of turnout by early voting location, my friend Aziz asked an interesting question:
I couldn’t find the 2012 numbers either, so I emailed Stan Stanart, the Harris County Clerk:
Early voting ended on Friday, and the county clerk published turnout numbers here.
I turned the PDF into a csv, geocoded the locations, and mapped the total turnout here.
I looked at 2,505 tweets with the hashtag #IfIDoNothingElseTodayIWill. I thought this was an interesting dataset to learn more about word correlations.
To get a sense of what people are talking about, here are the word frequencies:
Some people are making lists:
Others are getting drunk: