It would appear that some people, particularly in the vicinity of Westminster and Dundela Avenue in Belfast, have forgotten about the 30 years of violence perpetrated at the hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland during the troubles.
Jason Kottke posted an interesting piece on Kottke.org about Donald Appleyard's book Livable Cities. Research conducted by Appleyard in the book shows the impact of cars and traffic on neighbourhood connects through 3 streets of varying traffic levels.
January 18th at Dublin Port Company marks the first workshop of the Uisce Salach project by Softday. The workshop will include a creative soundwalk participation and mapping as well as demonstrations of water sampling and sonification by Softday. You can contact [email protected] for details if you are interested in participating.
Jon Keegan has an interesting post on medium that analyses 122 hours of holiday radio from New York's WLTW 106.7 LiteFM. The data plots the most played Christmas song (Santa Claus is Coming to Town - all versions), most played specific version (Bing Cosby's White Christmas) and most played performers (Bublé) among other interested facts like plays per time of day and song versions by play count.
Data scientist Albert-Lázló Barabási analysed the sales patterns of 4,493 fiction and non-fiction books that made the New York Times bestseller list for hardcovers over thee last decade. The findings show the most popular categories of fiction and non-fiction books, that most book sell the most in their first week and that new-comers are best placed for success with book launches in February of March.
Learning Dollars have put together a great list of 15 source code tools that can be used to help developers make sense of professional code bases, ranging from Chrome Developer Tools up to research projects to illustrate runtime events based on questions asked by the user.
The Information Is Beautiful Awards have released thie year's shortlists in categories such as Humanitarian, Breaking News, Leisure, Games & Sport and Visualization & Information Design, among others. Go inhale the data visualisation goodness on their site.