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Labs is where I prototype and Projects is where I catalog Labs and Projects that are intended to be public.

Open Source Projects

Code that has graduated from prototypes into full blown projects.


Code that is brittle, hack-y, script-y prototypes that may one day graduate in projects.  * Denotes active

Hacks, Scripts & One-offs

Little stuff documented via blog posts.

Boston Zoning Board of Appeal Decisions Archive

At this weeks’ PLAN East Boston kickoff, someone said “but they approve everything” about the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals. I wondered how true this was. Zoning decisions are made available as PDFS and aggregated metrics are not offered, so I decided to generate and make available a plain HTML archive with aggregated metrics. You […]

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Analyze Boston SQL Client Beta Release

I am proud to announce the beta release of the unofficial browser-based SQL Client for Analyze Boston at The client provides a browser-based interface for executing and display the results of SQL queries against Analyze Boston’s open data portal datasets. Features The client is designed to stay lite, offering just: SQL editor with syntax highlighting […]

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Wedding Name Cards

One task for our wedding was printing cards with names, table number and entreé choice. Microsoft Word would be great for the mail merge, but not the aesthetics; Adobe Illustrator would be great for the design, but I’m unfamiliar with it’s “variable data importer.” I wondered: “Can the browser do this?” and before long, with […]

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Making PDF Newsletters Accessible

As the Rhodes 19 Fleet 5 webmaster, I was faced with doing something with over a decade of PDF newsletters. I decided the best thing to do was to extract and structure the content, then put it into WordPress so that I was easy to find, access, archive and index. The newsletters were produced in […]

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Sugarbush Weather

I love skiing at Sugarbush (the best mountain in the East,) so I threw together this weather dashboard.  Features include: Live, animated precipitation map from National Weather Service forecast for Warren, VT Sugarbush snow report NWS Summit report Latest post from the Mad River Blog Live mountain stats from Let me know what […]

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