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30 Nov 2019 : Waste data #
Staying on a pretty even keel this week with my waste output. Just lightly up on last week (more card, for some reason) but still below average.
26 Nov 2019 : Graphs of Waste, Part 3 #
The third part in my series on histograms is now available on my blog, entitled "A Continuously Differentiable Histogram Approach". In it we take a look at now to create a curved histogram (a histocurve!) to replace the column and line based approaches from parts 1 and 2.
24 Nov 2019 : Waste data #
New waste data is up on my waste page. It seems to have been a pretty average week this week, in spite of me having to throw away a heavy dose of my unpleasant Turkish Delight ("Turkish Disgust"?). Slightly below average with paper down (due to the postal strike in Finland). General waste is down and plastic is up, but mostly because I'm getting better at sorting them: combined they're about average. Don't forget if this is somehow interesting to you, you might find the series on drawing these waste graphs interesting. Part 1 and part 2 are up on my blog.
19 Nov 2019 : Sailfish Backup and Restore from Xperia XA2 to Xperia 10 #
If you're thinking of upgrading your Sailfish OS phone to one of the nice new Xperia 10 devices, chances are you'll want to copy your data from your old phone to your new one. Having just been through the exprience, I've posted some notes on what I had to do on my blog. The might be useful or interesting to some people, including future me.
19 Nov 2019 : Graphs of Waste, Part 2 #
Part 2 of my series on embellishing histograms is now up on my blog. This post discusses a "continuous histogram" visualisation. It discusses how can you take data that accumulates over time that might usually be presented in a histogram, but instead render it using a continuous line without misrepresenting the data.
16 Nov 2019 : Waste data #
I've added another week's worth of data about my waste and recycling to the waste page. I made the mistake of trying to make Turkish Delight again this week (sadly still without any decent results). So, lots of grapefruit skins weighing down the compost. More concerning is that my general waste — the most damaging category — is up on last week by a big margin. It sounds terrible, but most of that was because I've been suffering from a bad cold and went through several packs of tissues (in Finland they come in packs, not boxes). Nobody benefitted from that! If you're taking an interest in my waste output, you might also be interested in my series of posts about the waste graphs I'm using. Part 1 is on my blog.
12 Nov 2019 : Graphs of Waste, Part 1 #
Over the next four weeks I'll be posting a series of articles on my blog about how I'm improving the graph on my waste page. The current graph is bad and needs fixing, and in the articles I plan to describe how. The first part entitled "Choose Your Graph Wisely" is now up on my blog.
10 Nov 2019 : Waste data #
I've added this week's waste measurements to the waste page. This week I tried to make Turkish Delight, which involved squeezing five big ol' grapefruit. The massive increase in compostable waste is down to the leftover grapefruit skins. Unfortunately the Turkish Delight turned out terribly. I'm now eating it as jam instead.
5 Nov 2019 : Bonfire night #
It's bonfire night in the UK (to celebrate the failure of the Gunpower Plot to blow up the House of Lords in 1605) and since I'm missing all the pyrotechnic fun (Finland has other stuff to celebrate) I've added some fireworks to the background of the site instead. Thanks go to Martijn Steinrucken (aka BigWings) for making his great shader available under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 licence.
3 Nov 2019 : Waste data dump #
I've added more data to my waste and recycling tracking page. It was a lean fortnight, but mostly because I was away in the UK for half of the time. Even taking this into account though, my waste output is down across the board with the exception of a small increase (a tin-can's worth) in metal. Let's see what happens in future weeks as winter draws in for a clearer picture though.