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I've sort-of been off Twitter for a few months (not a conscious decision - it just happened). I really miss the connections, opportunities and interesting stuff, but not having to mentally deal with all the shit has been liberating. Not sure how to move forward..!

@monzo@twitter.com Day 10, and still no account, and nothing to say when it's likely to be done. This really doesn't bode well.

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Just read this dreadful article about @UKGovCamp@twitter.com that some daily mail journalist has vomited onto the internet. It's things like this that remind me how much I want @ManchesterMill@twitter.com, @mcrmeteor@twitter.com and others to thrive
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9

Not a great start this, @monzo@twitter.com. Most accounts set up in 5 mins to an hour, but mine's into my 4th day, and no human response from helpdesk yet.At what point do I give up and go elsewhere?

All liveried up! Get in touch if this is something you're into - Timperley, South Manchester or online (where possible..!).

Hello datafriends! What's the best example(s) of API documentation you've come across for accessing data programmatically. If you have favourites - it's be good to know what makes it so good. 🙇‍♂️

I've put my hexviz on ! Smash that like and subscribe button for more awesome content! vm.tiktok.com/ZMd7xrcVG/

"Inside the club, the air could be spread on toast"

Love this piece about door staff on @ManchesterMill@twitter.com. I used to be well-frightened of the door staff outside Royales.

manchestermill.co.uk/p/i-want-

@busopendata@twitter.com Actually, I wonder if there's a flag...

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@busopendata@twitter.com This would look a lot better if the buses turned off their transmitter (or whatever it's called) when they weren't in service.

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It's alive! After several failed overnight attempts at pulling @busopendata@twitter.com, I've finally got an animated map of buses over a 24 hr period in Greater Manchester. Early morning is well-exciting when things start to get going again. 1 second of this is 20 minutes IRL.

It's finally done - data visualisation / sonification of covid case rates in G20 countries up to friday, ready for tomorrow, and the end of the pandemic 💥🦠💥

youtu.be/tN21C6b0vNA

Thinking of a side project where I do the Gartner hype cycle, but historical. Like when paper was in the trough of disillusion, or telescopes on the slope of enlightenment.

Whoop whoop - it's the weekend before in England! Thought I'd celebrate by making an up-to-date version of my hex-spinner for G20 countries. It's going to take a while to render, but here's the final frame with yesterday's data. This is fine. 🐶🔥

Here's the script that generates this gif gist.github.com/northernjamie/

To run it, you'll need the greater manc geojson, and the operator file from @busopendata@twitter.com . I'll work on getting this on github proper, but hopefully this gives people like @noahbouchier@twitter.com enough to go on!

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@busopendata@twitter.com And here's an animated gif of an hour's worth of bus activity in greater manchester at 7/8pm this evening, one frame = one minute. Next stop - 24 hours 🚌

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Managed to do a bit more messing around with the @busopendata@twitter.com! Here's a map of all current buses across Gtr Manc (At ~ 21:30), by the company that runs them (sliced to the top 12 companies by number) It's actually pretty interesting who the big players are..! 🚌

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