Tag: open data

  • [S05 E04] “Out of My Mind”

    Jumping the shark Not going to lie gentle reader I’m struggling a bit with season five so far. I am really not enjoying it at all — in seasons gone by I have been able to fire these off pretty painlessly, rarely spending more than 30 minutes on getting something semi coherent published. It is safe to say […]

  • myWeek (s4e11)

    This is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world It was my birthday Monday. At my advanced age this is no longer particularly an occasion for celebration — just the acknowledgement of another year survived. That said I traditionally do not work on my birthday — I’ve pretty much always booked the day off since I started working […]

  • myWeek (s4e07)

    The Bristol Sound This week was something of a collectors item. I was working in Bristol, in the office, every day. Can’t remember the last time that happened. That said it was a slightly frustrating, bitty week. I never really hit my stride and was basically bouncing around between a number of smaller tasks with nothing […]

  • Register revision

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/23676705565/ Last week the FCO, in partnership with the Data team at GDS, launched the first official ‘register’ for country names. This is a big achievement and is a significant step in building up the reality of ‘data as infrastructure’ in the UK. A year ago though I wouldn’t really have understood why this was […]

  • The Hello, World! of open data development

    As part of the Bristol is Open initiative the Council has released an API providing access to all manner of local transport data including live bus times. Given the complexity of the public transport environment in the city this is no mean feat and the team should be applauded. The thing is though does the […]