As we retreat indoors out of the cold it is time to crack on with the various unfinished electrical projects. The other day I was fortunate enough to ind the perfect box to house one of these projects in.
What’s in the box? I can’t tell you.
It’s the last few days of the Moustache of Mystery and Intrigue. People say it makes me look intelligent.
We visited The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu today and despite the cold weather and the lack of a time travelling DeLorean, it was a really nice day.
Charlie was very much looking forward to seeing one car in particular and was really excited when he met Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Well it looks like the photographer visited preschool again unannounced. Luckily he had a good wash that morning.
Following on from my previous post about the state of the traffic round these parts, I’ve started work on trying to spot patterns between the traffic flows and other factors. A little boring you may think at first but it’s actually turning out, even at this early stage to be a mammoth task involving a great deal of complicated maths and logic.
You join us now as we approach the halfway stage.
I am falling in love with the weather more and more, well the data opportunities it presents just by going outside. Since I got going with my weather station the data I have collected over the last few months has been phenomenal. Now it is time to start putting it to good use and start crunching some numbers.
Even in this modern hi-tech world that we live in, we are still very much creatures of habit with our actions greatly influenced by the weather. It affects our mood, our plans, even our shopping habits and now I’m starting to notice that it has an effect on the traffic on my daily commute.
I’m pretty sure with some accurate data and taking into consideration other factors such as day of the week, term times and bin collections etc, a reliable model to predict traffic flow and congestion will soon form. I can already work out traffic conditions for a few main roads on particular days under certain weather conditions - it’s surprising how a pattern quickly takes shape.
Now cut to yesterday when approaching one of the roundabouts. I happened to see an ambulance battling its way through the ring road traffic only to switch off the sirens and give up for a period of time. This was scary to watch and it really got me thinking about my little commuting project.
I am writing this as I’ve approached a couple of places to inquire about obtaining some proper data to play with. If you’ve made it this far down this post, thank you. I’m never any good at writing well but I hope you can see that I enjoy playing around with data and if you can help me out with this little idea of mine then I would be really grateful.
Shaded the first bird and I’m now trying to get it up to a quality good enough for print. My pen and I are now on a break.
Two more birds have been inked. I am keen to see how they will all look when arranged together before all the shading starts.