Exploring Binge Drinking Patterns in the US: Insights from GIS Mapping

Over half of US adults drink alcohol, with binge drinking affecting one in six. Binge drinking, defined as consuming excessive drinks on a single occasion, is linked to various health issues and is prevalent among 18-34-year-old non-Hispanic White males in the Midwest. A web map uses EBK statistical analysis to reveal geographic patterns of binge drinking across the US, excluding Florida due to missing data. This analysis can guide targeted interventions.

On Creating the Parks on the Air Webmap

Note: This was crossposted from my Amateur Radio website, kd5lpb.com As an Amateur Radio Operator, I frequently take my gear out to state parks to operate Parks on the Air, “international portable amateur radio operations that promote emergency awareness and communications from national/federal and state/provincial level parks.” As a Geospatial Information System professional, I thought…

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Dynamically Mapping Amateur Radio Packet Stations

packetradiomap.com After getting involved in packet radio a couple years ago, I quickly though to myself how useful it would be if there were a map of network nodes so that operators could have a visualization of the nodes they could connect to. One could determine how many hops it would take to reach their…

Mapping Violent Crime in Fort Worth, Texas

<br /><br /> This page was recovered from my old site and is, unfortunately, missing some graphical elements. The text has been untouched. Violent crime clustering is a topic that appeared on the horizon of a possible analysis as I completed a recent paper using the SaTSCan spatial statistic. I realized that this method could…

Installing py3exiv2 on macOS Catalina

I’ve been working on a Python project involving accessing image metadata and needed to install py3exiv2 on my MacBook Pro. The usual Conda install py3exiv2 or pip install py3exiv2 commands were either not finding the package, or giving me the error No .egg-info directory found. Frustrated, I tried installing the package manually, and it worked….

Introducing BuzzBot

I’m very excited to announce my first app, BuzzBot, has been released on the Mac App Store! BuzzBot tracks your favorite drinks and your weekly alcohol consumption to help you remember drinks you’ve enjoyed while making sure you aren’t overdoing it.  The project began as I decided to brush up on C++. I initially began…

BcacheFS Compilation and Installation on Ubuntu 20.04

BcacheFS Compilation and Installation on Ubuntu 20.04

BCacheFS is an awesome new Copy on Write (COW) filesystem created and developed by Kent Overstreet. This is a guide for installing bcachefs on Ubuntu. The filesystem has some useful features, including (from bcachefs.org): Copy on Write Full data and metadata checksumming multiple devices, including replication and other types of RAID Caching Compression Encryption Snapshots…

Compiling and Installing BCacheFS on Ubuntu 18.04

Compiling and Installing BCacheFS on Ubuntu 18.04

BCacheFS is an awesome new Copy on Write (COW) filesystem created and developed by Kent Overstreet. This is a guide for installing bcachefs on Ubuntu. The filesystem has some useful features, including (from bcachefs.org): Copy on Write Full data and metadata checksumming multiple devices, including replication and other types of RAID Caching Compression Encryption Snapshots…