Matthias Shapiro

I need fewer hobbies

  • The last few months I've indulged in a deep dive in my own genetic data, provided to me by 23AndMe. Starting from basically no knowledge about biology or genetics, I've learned a huge amount about my genome and about genetics in general.

  • A visualization of the Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) books and which characters drive the story.

  • OK, Cory Doctorow, let's see if this works. I've recently written a chapter on storytelling and information visualization for O'Reilly media to publish in the book Beautiful Visualization. And you can read it for free.

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Disney Shorts 1931

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Birthday Party January 7, 1931 available in Mickey Mouse in Black and White Minnie surprises Mickey for his

Disney Shorts 1930

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Summer January 16, 1930 available in More Silly Symphonies This is a fine short with no narrative whatsoever. It is

Disney Shorts of 1929

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The Barn Dance March 14, 1929 available in Mickey Mouse in Black and White, Volume 2 Mickey and Peg Leg Pete

Disney Shorts of 1928

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Plane Crazy May 15, 1928 (silent test screening), available in the Walt Disney Treasures - Mickey Mouse In Black and

Adding Looney Tunes Golden Collection To Plex

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Download all code and documentation from github The Looney Tunes Golden Collection is a set of 6 DVD collections of

HUD Rental Data in UWP

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I'm currently looking to sell a rental house and buy another rental house, so I went looking for a data-centric way to find

Loading CSV Files in UWP

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Video summarizing this post: I've recently worked on a series of UWP apps that needed to load up a CSV file. I'm

Alexa Audio Skill in C# (.Net Core)

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Fork the Alexa Audio Tutorial in C# I originally started working with Alexa Skills because I wanted to write an skill to

Tutorial: DynamoDB with C# in .NET Core

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I've been playing around with Alexa apps in .NET Core and trying to pull together a good example of a .NET driven audio

Tutorial: Alexa Skills in C# – Deployment

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Note: This is part of a series on writing Alexa Skills in C#, but the Skill setup information is universal & language