I suspect the ‘picnic site’ is the dirt on the right …

This was taken on the way out of Mfuwe, Zambia yesterday morning. This was taken on the way out of Mfuwe, Zambia yesterday morning.

Yet another depressing thing about Ricoffy

It never fails to amaze me that, in the continent that hosts the original coffee plants, we continue to suffer with instant coffee pretty much everywhere. In the highlands of northern Tanzania, where there is some dynamite coffee grown and roasted, you’re still likely to be served instant at most guesthouses or mid-range hotels. Thankfully, this …

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Getting Google Docs data into R

This was a tortuous path to success … seems like Google has changed the way GDocs are accessed several times over the past couple of years, including https by default which meant that normal read.csv(url) functions didn’t work. To get the mobile internet spreadsheet I wrote up for TZCRC: Opened the spreadsheet in Google Docs, …

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Homebrew on OSX – easy installation of UNIX/Linux tools

“the easiest and most flexible way to install the UNIX tools Apple didn’t include with OS X.“ … and they’re right! Homebrew can help you to install a whole range of great UNIX / LINUX tools (wget for one), in single steps; an alternative is MacPorts, but I have abandoned it in favour of Homebrew as …

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