I’ve uploaded some (very) rough perl scripts for processing PITCHf/x data to Bitbucket. These can retrieve the data, create the database, and store the data to the database (I know, surprising). They’re not configurable, yet (you have to modify the code to determine what to download). Anyway, I hope to clean up the code in the near future, barring other projects.
I was recently asked by the guys over at the Sportive podcast to be on an episode to discuss modern hockey analytics and how they apply to the Minnesota Wild. It was a great time:
I’m happy to announce that effective December 1st, 2013, that I will be a contributing member of the Sports Reference development team. I will primarily be responsible for the Hockey-Reference.com website, as well as additional projects across the entire family of SR websites.
Years ago — before the creation of Sublime Text — I regularly used Emacs for editing (yes, even on Windows). For anyone who has any familiarity with Emacs, they know that you use the Control key like breathing air. Unfortunately, most keyboards were designed like the Control key was meant for the occasional tap, not continuous usage.
Because of this, I learned that you could remap the Caps Lock key to Left Control to make it more readily available to my RSI plagued hands. Invariably, though, I would have to search the web for the correct registry incantation to invoke this change. Tiring of this, I’ve decided to simply host the solution on this blog. What follows is the necessary changes, as well as an brief explanation of how this works.
I got a brief mention in Aaron Gleeman’s recap of the 2012 SABR Convention in Minneapolis.
I’ve dabbled in creating monospaced fonts primarily for programming purposes. Here are the results.
VGAToo is a Windows bitmap font that can be used in a console window. It’s based on the standard VGA text font.
ProFontBold is simply a modification of the True Type ProFont provided here. It was missing the bold version which tends to be useful, so I added it.
With the introduction of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, F# has become a first-class citizen of the .NET world. Well, that’s the theory anyway. While I appreciate the work that Microsoft has done to make functional programming more accessible to the wider development community, F# is still not quite on equal footing with languages like C# and VB.NET. This is to be expected, as it is still a very new language, and I have no doubt that Microsoft will continue to improve support for F# in the .NET ecosystem.
That said, one of the most exciting areas in the .NET world these days is the introduction of ASP.NET MVC over the past year or so. While the open source world has had many options for the MVC development pattern in web applications (Ruby on Rails, Django, etc.), the .NET world has not had as many options. ASP.NET MVC has changed that and allows developers in the .NET world to develop web applications in a much more natural and testable way than the traditional WebForm model.