Almost Educational: What’s The Deal – The Rise and Fall of The Kilogram

The new show on URY, Almost Educational, a pool of science facts and chat – Wednesdays @ 4pm on ury.org.uk

In a bell-jar, in a bell-jar, surrounded by its siblings, in a triple-locked vault, in a Parisian basement is a lump of platinum-iridium alloy. It’s cylindrical, shiny, and weighs exactly one kilogram. To what accuracy, well it doesn’t just weigh a kilogram. This is the kilogram. Or at least it was until 2018. 


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Almost Educational: What’s The Deal – The Hum

The new show on URY, Almost Educational, a pool of science facts and chat – Wednesdays @ 4pm on ury.org.uk

From 1999 in Kokomo, Indiana, a low and constant rumble began to cause headaches in local residents. Try as they might no one managed to identify the source of this noise.

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Machine Learning – post script, I’m Scared of Machines

The last 3 years of my life have been very much dominated by my attending university. I’ve been studying a BSc (Hons) Computer Science at Kingston University London. Of course this culminated in a dissertation and final year project. I want to dive into that a little bit and maybe expand on my thoughts now we’re through the other side of that seemingly infinite tunnel.

My dissertation was regarding automated sentiment tracking and analysis of Tweets. A lot of things came up during this that are actually pretty interesting although not necessarily within the scope of my final report. That being said that didn’t stop me going off on one…

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Today I brought to life the stupidest web thing I’ve ever made – SpicyTake

Over the last few weeks I’ve stepped away from various online spafs, and real world ones too for that matter, on Twitter. I took it upon myself to purge my timeline of negativity and just try and keep an overall much happier mood. I’ve found this to greatly improve my well being and I highly suggest you do the same.

Anyway I made an awful Twitter app to make hot takes. Don’t worry, I hate myself so you don’t have to.

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RoadTripr: My first hackathon – The Flask App Upgrade (Part 2)

The project is sitting in a git repo, it doesn’t really work fully, and no one really wants to touch it again – but I’m bored and I wanna try out flask.

This article is going to be shorter than I expected – probably didn’t need to do it in parts but hey, you got ’em now…

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RoadTripr: My first hackathon – AnvilHack III (Part 1)

After attending my first hackathon we just about had a working prototype of the project RoadTripr, a website designed to generate the perfect length of Spotify playlist for a road trip. After the event I decided to sort out the issues we had by converting it to Flask. This is my story! dramatic music

Goldsmiths’ own Church, the location of AnvilHack

Back in April of this year (2017) a couple friends, Cam and May, and I went down to Goldsmiths University for AnvilHack III. This is their annual hackathon run in conjunction with MLH. AnvilHack appears to have a reputation for not only producing some very good end products, but also being one of the most inclusive hackathons in the field.

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An Open Source RollR and a Wary Tale of Two Links

If you don’t know, Rollis the web app prototype I have been working on for several months now as a result of a university assignment. You can visit it here.

Feel free to play with the site, if you have any comments please feel free to contact me via twitter.

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The Typewriter Hack Part 1 – Recon w/ @maythegoat

Smooth Jazz plays, the clickedy clack of an old typewriter is heard a shadowy black and white figure sits at a desk as their cigar puffs gentle rise and caress the ceiling. 
“It was Easter” the page reads. “I can’t say this was an easy find but after the months of searching we cracked the case. We found the device.”

Alright enough of that crap….
So @maythegoat and I went to a charity shop and found an old Japanese brand Nakajima AX-150 electronic typewriter. Of course the only sensible option next was to hack about with it.

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