Twitter is my randomness entropy

Inspired by Henry’s Facebook comment. import urllib2, hashlib TWITTER = ‘http://twitter.com/statuses/public_timeline.json’ def hashed(seq): sha1 = hashlib.sha1() for x in seq: sha1.update(x) yield sha1.digest() def words(wordsize, seq): for x in seq: for i in xrange(0, len(x), wordsize): yield int(x[i:(wordsize + i)].encode(‘hex’), 16) def twitrandoms(wordsize = 4, chunksize = 37): def infinite_twitrandom(): while True: data = urllib2.urlopen(TWITTER).read() […]

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September Riding

September Miles: 196 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 117% 2009 Miles: 2,016 Percentage of 2009 Goal: just over 100% Well, an exciting month for certain. I made my goal for the year this month. Just this morning, in fact. I left the house with 1,995 and 3/4 miles, which put me just past The Arboretum when […]

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Hike and Bike camp sites in California

View California Hike and Bike Parks in a larger map I have no idea what the state budget issues will do to this list, but as of September 19, 2009, this is what the California State Parks web site has to say about Hike & Bike camps.

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Looks like there’s a pretty glaring hole in all but the most recent version of WordPress. A brief inspection of this site reveals that I’m way behind current and was broken in to. A fresh install was in order, and here we are. Not quite sure why I’m managing my own install in this day […]

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August Riding

August Miles: 161 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 96% 2009 Miles: 1,820 Percentage of 2009 Goal: 91% It had to happen some month, and I would have bet at the beginning of the year that it would have been August. I missed goal this month. By less than six miles, too. Which is pretty dissapointing. Thing […]

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July Riding

July Miles: 177 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 106% 2009 Miles: 1,659 Percentage of 2009 Goal: 83% I know it’s still July, but I’m not riding tomorrow, so whatever. August was the month that I worried about. It’s often damn hot for three or four weeks straight in August. I love riding, but I’m not commuting […]

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June Riding

June Miles: 173 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 103% 2009 Miles: 1,482 Percentage of 2009 Goal: 74% Slow going last month. I spent a little more than a week dealing with a cold and then a few days after that traveling. Add a few “hey, wear a tie” days at work to that, and I wind […]

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May Riding

May Miles: 501 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 300% 2009 Miles: 1,309 Percentage of 2009 Goal: 65% May was, far and away, the biggest cycling month I’ve had. The stars really did align in terms of great weather, not too many “business casual” days at work, getting the bike situation straightened out, and a couple of […]

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Pasadena BTWD 2009

Today is Bike To Work Day. There are bike “pit stops” all over LA, all doing different things. My goal this morning was to check out the three Pasadena stops. I rolled in to the REI-sponsored stop at the Allen gold line station at about 8:30. They said that they had talked to a lot […]

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April Riding

April Miles: 167 Percentage of Monthly Goal: 100% 2009 Miles: 808 Percentage of 2009 Goal: 40% April was a rough month, riding-wise. My commuter finally bit the dust, and I was without a bike for the better part of two weeks. After that we were out of town for spring break — we had a […]

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