Home Renovations

Front Porch The front porch was a complete DIY project. The railings were losing their colour and rusting. The steps had large gaps in them and the cement was chipping. I got some rust-proof black paint for the railings (and recoloured the house number as well). I used mortar mix and outdoor paint for the… Continue reading Home Renovations

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How to Host an R Shiny App on AWS EC2 via Shiny Server and RStudio Server on a Windows Machine

Shinyapps.io is a great free resource for hosting your first Shiny app. However, the server space and computing power is quite limited. Upgrading to the cheapest option is $9/month which is more expensive than most web hosting companies. So is there another option to be able to host your Apps without making a dent in… Continue reading How to Host an R Shiny App on AWS EC2 via Shiny Server and RStudio Server on a Windows Machine

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Using Python to Download Yahoo Fantasy Sports Data into a Spreadsheet

I’m the self appointed data steward for the office hockey pool. We award small prizes for the team with the highest points every month. This requires saving the total points and standings by team at the beginning of each month. In years past, that would require me to log in on the first of the… Continue reading Using Python to Download Yahoo Fantasy Sports Data into a Spreadsheet

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Dynamic Pricing: How MLSE Controlled the Sale of Raptors NBA Finals Tickets

Someone paid $76,477.50 CAD for a pair of tickets to Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Toronto. The average household income in Toronto is $65,929 CAD.The average ticket price of NBA Finals games in Toronto is $1,933 CAD. With these unbelievable numbers, what’s a fan to do? Do you fork over a month’s worth… Continue reading Dynamic Pricing: How MLSE Controlled the Sale of Raptors NBA Finals Tickets

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How to Tag Products on Instagram with a Shopify Site in 10 Steps

UPDATE: AS OF SEPTEMBER 2019 FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM HAVE CHANGED SOME OF THEIR FEATURES AND THIS GUIDE IS OUTDATED. Feel free to try the steps and see if it’ll work for you, but beyond that I cannot help. Sorry! My wife runs an e-commerce website for artwork. Her main customer base is on social media… Continue reading How to Tag Products on Instagram with a Shopify Site in 10 Steps

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How to Import Snapchat Spectacles Videos into Instagram

Snapchat Spectacles videos are simply amazing. They’re HD and you can rotate your phone to see more angles of the same video. Furthermore, the fact that they double up as sunglasses, allows you to take a stable video without carefully holding your phone out in front of you. Unfortunately you cannot currently take pictures with… Continue reading How to Import Snapchat Spectacles Videos into Instagram

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