2 mins

The Troubles and Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney passed away earlier today. Social media is, rightly so, alight with recollections of his great work. While remembering his poetic brilliance comes easy, we should also remember that, in difficult times, Heaney refused to be captured as a propaganda tool. In “Flight Path” he remembers being accosted by Danny Morrison during the hunger ...

3 mins

The West Wing and Excel: “I want the numbers.”

“I want the numbers!” – Josh Lyman, ‘Bartlet’s Third State of the Union’ All of IMDb’s user-ratings data is available to  download as a csv. I was curious about what patterns I could find in the data of my favourite show The West Wing. I did a quick clean up of the data created a rough ...