Tag Archives: digital_methods

Weeknotes: Listening to the Air Waves

This week I bit the bullet and plugged in some machines. I bought a HackRF One from Martin Lynch and Son with an ANT 500 antenna. I installed hackrf and gnuradio through Homebrew, which is not with out its perils. The gnuradio version (3.10) that is installed does not have the osmocom component so I […]

Finding voices

The API apocalypse (if we’re feeling melodramatic) is causing some issues for Digital Methods. I enjoyed David Peirce’s article on the Verge today, asking where everyone will meet now. This is going to be challenging question going fowards. Recently, I have been looking at Mastodon and the Fediverse as perhaps the final set of APIs […]

ChatGPT as a theme

John Naughton’s article on ChatGPT, The ChatGPT bot is causing panic now – but it’ll soon be as mundane a tool as Excel, inspired me to use it as the theme for the Digital Methods labs that I teach. It also seems sane that such tools will become part of the everyday. So far, it […]

Safari and web-based digital methods

Tim Perry writes a persuasive blog post on Safari and the state of browsers, Safari isn’t protecting the web. It covers a lot of ground but I get the larger picture now, having struggled with getting relatively simple web APIs working in Safari but without issue in Firefox and Chrome. In this regard, I do […]

A testing time…

Recently, I have had to begin patching a project that I was using. Having found and downloaded the source code from its version control, I looked for the documentation. Not finding any, I started a Jupyter notebook to work out what the methods were and to make notes on the progress. Although that let me […]