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Pisceans and October Babies More Likely to Become Poets. Scraping Wikipedia Reveals All

This is the second in a series of articles looking into whether when you were born affects your future. In the previous article I looked at Nobel laureates, which are, of course, from a range of field...   Read More

Does When You Were Born Affect Your Chance of Becoming a Nobel Laureate? Scraping Wikipedia to Find Out

There has been a lot of talk in the UK recently about whether when you were born affects your schooling. Lots of teachers have noticed how pupils born at the end of the Summer often struggle compared ...   Read More

Improving the related_posts feature of jekyll

Now that I have converted TechTinkering over to Jekyll, I have come up against a bit of a problem with site.related_posts: The results are always just the latest posts, and are not filtered or ordered ...   Read More

Mida - A Microdata parser/extractor library for Ruby

I have recently released Mida as a Gem for parsing/extracting Microdata from web pages. Not many sites at the moment are using Microdata, in fact, apart from this site, I only know of one other: Trust...   Read More

A Jekyll Plugin to Display Ratings as Star Images

I have been using Jekyll a lot recently on the Trust a Friend website and found the need to display a rating as a series of stars. Initially I implemented this in JavaScript, which worked fine, but I ...   Read More

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