Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Nasa Open Datasets available

NASA has opened up a bunch of datasets, code repositories and APIs.
In terms of data, they have the following categories:

Applied Science
Earth Science
Space Science

You can also filter on type of data, these are the types that are available right now:
Data Lens
Tabular Data
Filtered Views
External Links
Files & Documents

Here is what Meteorite Landings looks like, I just searched for the landings in New York

The cool thing is that you can export this data in a variety of formats, here is what it looks like

As you can see, you can export to csv, JSON, pdf, xls etc etc

So what are you waiting for, head over to the NASA site to start exploring and playing with this data. The link to the site is the following:

Here is the link to the main site, here you can get to all the other stuff:

Monday, September 14, 2015

Star Wars Stamps to be released October 20th in the UK

The Royal mail has released a bunch of Star Wars stamps. This issue celebrates Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the role that Britain’s world-leading film industry has played. This is pretty cool and I am sure that they will sell a lot of these stamps.  

From all of these Kylo Ren is my favorite character

You can check it all out here:

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Recruiting gem of the week

Got this email from a recruiter the other day. I have many times received interesting emails from recruiters but this one has to be one of the worst.


Good Morning,

Please go through the requirement below & if you are interested kindly forward your resume for immediate consideration.

Title: Database Engineer
Location: Manhattan,NY
Duration: 6 months

A database engineer who has experience creating a database from stage one to completion. Need someone that can handle either setting up or dealing with some sort of server to working with the team to create it.

Basically we have all of this sales/financial information and need to compile it into one place that's easily accessible to everyone.


  Really... some sort of server, what does that even mean?