Creating a Mileage Matrix

Creating a mileage matrix grid is easy enough if you only have a few addresses. But what if you have dozens of addresses? Enter Python, the GoogleMaps API, and the popular data-science library, Pandas.

What we need to begin with is a dictionary of addresses. For each address, we want …


Exception Reports with Excel

The filter option in Excel spreadsheets provides for an incredibly easy way to find and sort your data. But there are times when it can get a bit clunky, especially if you have a large range of different values, and you or your users are not comfortable with or familiar …


From Hobby to Criminal Evidence

We moved into our first home in May 2017 and by September we were victims of an attempted burglary. We were one of the lucky ones that day; neighbors homes were broken into and items were stolen, including a diamond engagement ring.

It was late September 2017 and I am …


Raspberry Pi Timelapse

The beauty of the Raspberry Pi is the millions of things you're able to do with it. From a custom DIY webserver to a home surveillance system, from physical computing to the topic of this post: timelapse photography. I became interested in the Raspberry Pi when it came time to …


Windows for Development

I am a Windows user and I am not alone. Over a third of developers use Windows as their platform according to the 2018 Stack Overflow Survey and almost half of respondents report having Windows as their operating system. Surprisingly, and yet not, as most tools and development environments heavily …