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UAAP Season 78 Men’s Basketball: UST vs UP

It was such an exciting and intense match earlier between the UP Fighting Maroons and the UST Growling Tigers. Those of us who could not catch the game live on TV or via the web earlier had to rely on Twitter to follow the game. The game was so intense that #UPFight and #goUSTe were trending on the social media platform.

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Urbanism in the Philippines

Is it possible to just look at the number of tweets per region and infer the population density at that region? Does it make sense to obtain a rough estimate of the GRDP of a locality based on the number of geotagged tweets that fall onto the area?

September 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Landbased Overseas Filipino Workers

According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) overseas employment statistics, in 2014, around 1.8 million Filipinos were deployed overseas and around 2.4 million (overseas work) contracts were processed. OFWs (and OCWs) … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The AlDub Phenomenon

The past few days/weeks, we have been seeing a lot of posts on our fB walls and Twitter feeds on #AlDub. AlDub is an “accidental” segment in Eat Bulaga that had people following the program for a little over a month now.

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tableau Colors in Matplotlib

I love the colors that Tableau uses in plotting. I was so happy I came across Randal Olson’s post titled “How to make beautiful data visualizations in Python with matplotlib.” … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Web Scraping the MMDA Traffic Updates

Metro Manila Traffic Rhythm Thanks to a good friend and colleague**, last week, I learned about the existence of the Metro Manila Development Authority Live Traffic Monitoring System. Below is … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tweeting PSE Traders

I generated a word cloud from the tweets generated by key traders (Philippine market) and finance people in the Philippines for the whole month of August. I have not done any other … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

h2o.ai and Python

One of the awesome things I discovered this year is H2O.ai. According to its homepage, H2O is for data scientists and application developers who need fast, in-memory scalable machine learning … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bash Scripting Aliases

For scripts I usually create a filename.sh and then make the file executable. I learned a new trick today from a colleague, which is to edit the bash_profile. When you … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment


I recently stumbled upon this site called Detexify. It is especially useful for LaTeX users who are working on symbols. If you’re too lazy to find your symbol in CTAN’s … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment