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Solving the Bizarre Mystery of an Unknown Man's Photograph Taped to a Southwest Flyer's Luggage

Published July 21st, 2023 by Emily

Every once in a while I see something on the internet and I can't quite let it go. When I saw this tweet about someone who picked up their luggage from baggage claim only to find a picture of an unknown man on it, I knew this was one of those things.

Paperd.Ink Review

Published January 6th, 2023 by Emily

I purchased this small, battery-powered e-paper screen on a whim and have been having quite a few issues with it.

How I Received Flight Compensation from TAP Air Portugal Without Going Through A Third-Party Website

Published December 20th, 2022 by Emily

Let me tell you, it was not easy.

How To Refill a Vintage Lighter

Published November 13th, 2022 by Emily

This lighter was languishing for years at an antique store until I picked it up. I know surprisingly little about lighters, so it look some research to figure out how to get it back into working condition.

How to Make a DIY Pebble Charger

Published October 20th, 2022 by Emily

Ever found yourself without a charger, but with hours on end to gather supplies and make a new one? Here's a guide to do just that.

How to Make Beautiful (and Helpful) Maps of Your Commute

Published August 1st, 2022 by Emily

A guide to making pretty maps of your commute time.

How To Combine Wyze Motion-activated Videos Into One Long Video in Linux

Published June 5th, 2022 by Emily

A guide to using ffmpeg to combine videos.

Is American Airlines Having a Crisis?

Published August 26,2021 by Emily

American has gotten a lot of press recently about cancelled flights. Are they any worse than other American carriers?

The Optimist Tries To Fix An Electronic Typewriter

Published May 19th, 2021 by Emily

Everyone told me electronic typewriters aren't worth fixing. I proved them right.

How To Disable the Green LEDs on a Raspberry Pi Zero

Published December 29th, 2020 by Emily

How to temporarily and permanently disable the LEDs on a Pi Zero.

People Are Riding Indego Bikes Much Longer Than Before The Pandemic

Published September 24th, 2020 by Emily

A follow-up analysis of how Indego riding habits have changed since the onset of COVID-19.

How to Add a Backup Camera to a 2012 Hyundai Elantra

Published September 16th, 2020 by Emily

It's way easier than you think it is, I promise.

Making 3D Printed Brackets to Make a Radiator Shelf

Published September 14th, 2020 by Emily

A simple project of which I am weirdly proud.

The Impact of a Global Pandemic on Indego Bike Usage

Published September 8th, 2020 by Emily

An analysis of how Indego riding habits have changed since the onset of COVID-19.

Automatic Parking Location Display with ePaper Screen and Pi

Published August 28th, 2020 by Emily

An extremely over-engineered solution to me forgetting where I parked my car.

Indego Usage is Booming Amidst the Global Pandemic

Published August 14th, 2020 by Emily

An initial analysis of how COVID-19 is affecting Indego ridership.

Simple Weather Display Using Waveshare ePaper Screen and a Custom Calibration Program

Published June 19th, 2020 by Emily

The weather display is pretty simple, but the calibration program is where this project really shines.

Indeo Ridership Recovered in 2019

Published April 29th, 2020 by Emily

After ridership decreased for the first time in 2018, it has somewhat recovered in 2019.

Pebble Census 2020

Published April 29th, 2020 by Emily

r/Pebble still has 37.9k users, and yet the company hasn't made new products since 2016. What are people wearing on their wrists today?

Analyzing Megabus Pricing Structure Through Email Receipts and Confirmation Numbers

Published October 16th, 2019 by Emily

I have taken 80 Megabus rides in the past decade, I have the receipts to prove it. I've gotten pretty good at anticipating the cost of the tickets, but I wanted to see if I could put some numbers to it.

Almost 9% of Commuters in South Philly Ride a Bike to Work

Published October 11th, 2019 by Emily

According to data from the American Community Survey, almost 2% of all Philadelphians commute to work on a bike. However, if you remove people who do not commute to work at all (those who are not employed and those who work from home), the number is much higher.

The Number of Indego Bike Rides Taken Decreased for the First Time in 2018

Published July 30th, 2019 by Emily

For the first time in the program's history, yearly ridership decreased in 2018 when compared with 2017. This because of a decline in the number of monthly and yearly members, but I think they could get some of those members back if they reintroduced their single trip option.

How to Use locationsharinglib to Get Location from Google Maps

Published January 15th, 2019 by Emily

Google Maps has a location sharing feature, but no built in API. If you want to use locations from Google Maps, you'll need to use locationsharinglib as a workaround.

Instagram Runs Image Recognition Software On Every Post

Published December 29th, 2018 by Emily

Instagram has an image processing algorithm that accurately identify what's in all your photos. This is some details about what types of things it can process and how to see how your photos are labeled.

Finding Isolation in Philly's Bike Share System

Published October 20th, 2018 by Emily

Indego is a great system and always expanding. This is an analysis of how well-connected it's bike docks are and where improvements could be made.

Commuting to Philly's Navy Yard by Car

Published September 29th, 2018 by Emily

A map of how long it takes to get to the Navy Yard by car within a 35 mile radius.

Megabus Ticket Price Analysis

Published August 17th, 2018 by Emily

Using Python, BeautifulSoup, and Urllib2 I scraped ticket price information from a specific Megabus route for the upcoming 60 days and analyzed the prices.

Students Submitting Online Assignments: Part 2

Published June 11th, 2018 by Emily

My second attempt to analyze when and how students submit their online assignments. Since the previous post, the professor decided to implement a new rule that they hoped would influence the students' posting habits.

Analyzing the Influx of Privacy Emails During the Past Few Months

Published May 28th, 2018 by Emily

During what I call the "Privacy Policy Olympics" seemingly every company in existance updated their privacy policy for new GDPR rules and sent us email notifications about it. This was extremely annoying so you bet I made a post about it.

Beautiful Maps of Commuting in Philadelphia

Published May 12th, 2018 by Emily

My first attempt to make commute maps.

When Do Students Submit Online Assignments?

Published April 13th, 2018 by Emily

My first attempt to analyze when and how students submit their online assignments.

Drexel University Snow Day Statistics

Published March 28th, 2018 by Emily

My record and analysis of how many snow days Drexel University called between 2014 and 2018.