Archive for May, 2011

My silly second blog is back. :-)

May 27th, 2011

I used to have a second blog of daft photos and the like hosted on that was closed down by Six Apart last year. My intention was to move it elsewhere but I never quite got round to it. Eventually I managed to get it moved across to the Posterous platform with a few issues that needed working round. Today I managed to get most (but not all) of the bugs sorted that included the need to edit every one of the 400+ posts. So…. please have a look at my Posterous (formally Vox) blog.

Update: In February 2013 Posterous was closed down by Twitter. An archive copy of my Posterious blog is now on this web site.

Tyne Tide Times 2011

May 18th, 2011

For a couple of months I am hanging out in an office on the Newcastle quayside with a view of the River Tyne. Being an office totally devoted to work we have been discussing the high and low tides quite a lot. Eventually we downloaded the 2011 Tide Tables PDF from the Port of Tyne web site for no reason what so ever. As I am learning Python properly now I set myself the academic challenge of extracting the high and low tide times from the PDF and placing it in a CSV so I can do something more interesting with the data if not more useful. If you wan to do the same then please have a go.

Update: The time in the file is Greenwich Mean Time. For British Summer Time add one hour from 2am March 27th 2011 to 2am October 30th 2011.