We Are Developers 2017 impressions #WeAreDevs

Lucky me won a ticket for this years WeAreDevelopers 2017 conference in Vienna from a ticket lottery by karriere.at, yay! Then also Patrick got a ticket from Usersnap and we were really looking forward to it! Since the event took place on two days, we booked a room via airbnb. The program – promising! The … Continue reading We Are Developers 2017 impressions #WeAreDevs

Fix the display of maps marker lists in twentyfifteen

In this blog post I’ll show you how to fix a problem I had with displaying the list of markers below a map. The table that lists the markers was formatted completely wrong. For me this problem came up with Maps Marker (Pro) but it can also happen if you embed Google Maps. I’m using … Continue reading Fix the display of maps marker lists in twentyfifteen

Netflix Socks Part 1: Set up the Arduino

Some weeks ago Netflix posted a cool project on their website, Netflix socks that will pause your show when you fall asleep. Since I fall asleep a lot during watching TV, I thought this was a cool idea for a small project. In this post I’ll show you how to set up the Arduino for … Continue reading Netflix Socks Part 1: Set up the Arduino

Easy and efficient way to log overwriting of a directory in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Recently I had the problem that I had a File System Task that moved a file but whenever the file was already there the package failed. So I set OverwriteDestination to TRUE. But now I lost complete control over which files were just moved and which did overwrite some already existing directory. My desired result … Continue reading Easy and efficient way to log overwriting of a directory in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Testing SegNet on real world road scenes

Recently I stumbled over SegNet, a tool which uses a convolutional decoder-encoder (type of neural net) to distinguish between 12 categories (like road, pedestrian, …) that a self-driving car might encounter. I tried this tool with several different pictures of roads and want to share the results with you. The big question is: Would I … Continue reading Testing SegNet on real world road scenes

Adding basemap.at tiles to an R leaflet plot

Recently I wanted to visualise some data in a map of Austria. R Leaflet provides a pretty good looking map by default (openstreetmap.org) but I wanted to use basemap.at, which is a map for Austria and therefore probably the most accurate map available for Austria. Actually it is not very difficult but it was the … Continue reading Adding basemap.at tiles to an R leaflet plot

Workaround: Restore failed (MSSQL Server)

That a database restore fails, can be due to several reasons. I actually didn’t figure out why it didn’t work for me but I found a workaround. Since it is a very similar process I will also show you how you can copy a database on the same server with a different name. Idea 1: … Continue reading Workaround: Restore failed (MSSQL Server)

Use R to connect to twitter and create a wordcloud of your tweets

Recently I wanted to create a wordcloud of my tweets and do further analysis. In this post I am going to show you how to connect to twitter in R and how to make a wordcloud from your tweets. To follow this tutorial, you need a Twitter account. First steps in R Install required libraries … Continue reading Use R to connect to twitter and create a wordcloud of your tweets

Learning Club 01: Find and explore a dataset

The first activity of the data science learning club I am participating in is to find and explore a dataset. I already described the data I found and will use in the last post. You can follow all my learning club related activities here. The tasks of this activity are (quoted from the thread above): … Continue reading Learning Club 01: Find and explore a dataset

Learning Club 00.b: Setup your development environment (Get started with python package nfldb)

So, just a few days ago I posted Learning Club 00: Set up your development environment (Getting started with R). There I made a mistake and decided to use R without thinking about the data set I would use. I am still happy I wrote the post because it can give all the R users … Continue reading Learning Club 00.b: Setup your development environment (Get started with python package nfldb)