DataViz: Matric 2015 pass rate comparison

As part of another, bigger, project I was playing around with some ideas in…


(New) Adventures in Ubuntu

There was a time I was a Linux and free software evangelist. Over the past few…


Hacking education data: a school finder

Earlier this year, as part of another project, I downloaded the South Africa…


Easy map visualisations with Mapstarter

In the world of data visualisation d3.js is the toolset of choice for most…


Learning curves, and graphs

I'm rather pleased with this interactive graph, not because it's particularly…


Nkandla vs. Oscar Pistorius in tweets

Earlier this week I put together a small set of scripts to track the amount of…


Oscar Pistorius: day 11 morning session in words

We're into the 11th day of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial and during a…


Budget 2014 word cloud

Just for fun I decided to make a word cloud out of finance minister Pravin…


400+ South African journalists on Twitter

The past month has been pretty hectic with big changes afoot on the work front…


Using Google Docs to manage Twitter lists

Twitter has some pretty cool features for media organisations, among them…