Tag: 365daysofpolitics

  • #365daysofpolitics day 26: transcending the situation

    Today is day 26, which means I’ve had two days of doing nothing (pretty much). Spending the weekend with my little man was far more important, of course. But in general I’m finding it hard to keep up every single day. My hope was that it’d be fairly straight-forward to do something, at least small, every […]

  • #365daysofpolitics day 23: close

    Last night I finished off the seats data for the general election. It didn’t validate 🙁 but that might be a bug, so we’ll see… Also had some conversations with the Something New lot about alliances and such… very interesting it was too! Join us.

  • #365daysofpolitics day 22: data!

    Finally, I think I got the seats data for the 2015 general election sorted out! I worked on it yesterday so tonight (day 23) I need to test it and make sure it’s validating properly. Also, I had a chance encounter with a friend and had a chat about this little experiment of mine 🙂 as well as […]

  • #365daysofpolitics day 21: the great divide

    Yesterday I started to read The Great Divide by Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz. Years ago on a whim I picked up Globalisation and its Discontents and really enjoyed it, so when I heard about Stiglitz’s new book I quickly grabbed a copy. It’s great timing and I’m really looking forward to making my way through […]

  • #365daysofpolitics day 20: failing

    “A little bit each day”, I thought to myself, “that’ll be easy.” Well it turns out I have a job, I’m a dad, I have hobbies and friends. Not to mention a house and car to take reasonable care of. Sometimes, even just sitting at the laptop for a few minutes to do some clicktivism isn’t particularly thrilling, […]

  • #365daysofpolitics day 16: Unlocking Magna Carta

    Yesterday I drove to Nottingham University to take part in a discussion about politics in the digital age. While the name might be a bit suspect, the event was interesting. We heard from three speakers about their thoughts on democracy, and how the internet and digital tools effect it. I tweeted some of the more interesting tidbits, […]

  • #365daysofpolitics day 15: dragging this one out

    I’m really taking my time over this data wrangling…

  • #365daysofpolitics day 14: more wrangling

    More of yesterday’s data wrangling tonight.

  • #365daysofpolitics day 13: data wrangling

    I’ve started work today on a script to automatically generated the seats data needed for the election data project. With that done, future elections should be easier to put together.

  • #365daysofpolitics day 12: OMG PEOPLE

    Today was the first time I actually met my fellow party officers. It sounds – and feels – weird that only today, after a general election, I met with the guys that stood for parliament under the manifesto that I helped to build with them. Paul and James were exactly as I’d envisaged and more. […]