Posts tagged: github-actions

2022-11-14Switching the narrowbotr to Mastodon

Two years and one month ago to the day I blogged about setting up the narrowbotr, a Twitter bot that randomly posts locations on the inland waterways network in England & Wales managed by Canal & River Trust. What with everything going on with Twitter at the moment I’ve set myself up on Mastodon, where I’m, and so why not also migrate the narrowbotr. In this post: Setting up an account Chillin' out, maxin', rtootin' all cool Authenticating the bot Setting up an account There’s more than enough posts and whatnot out there about moving to Mastodon/the fediverse, Danielle Navarro’s blog is particularly good.

2020-10-14Virtual Gongoozling

gongoozler [n] a person who enjoys watching boats and activities on canals I’m sure I’m not the first person, and won’t be the last, to remark that 2020 is a very strange year. October 2020 marks five years since I last went on a canal boat holiday. An anniversary that at the outset of this year I had hoped I might have managed to avoid by taking to the water sometime over the summer.

2020-04-12Automating the COVID19 PDF scraping

In my last post I wrote about the process for scraping data from Google’s COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports. That post dealt with processing just one report, the one for the UK, but Google have published reports for around 130 countries and one for each of the 50 US states. So we could run the script 180 separate times to extract all the data, but we can easily extend our scripting to automate this process.