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Nothing too exciting to update. I tried doing a for-loop to break up my list of origins into a list of list of origins, each shorter than Gmap’s limit. But the asynchonousity of the API call is a little tricky. My next plan is to make it recurse,so the callback calls another API call.

Previous trafficmap updates and github.

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new keyboard leopold fc750r with cherry mx blues




New keyboard! Leopold FC750R with Cherry MX Blues. I love the sharp click clack of blues and the PBT caps feel smooth and solid.

The Dell AT101W has served me well for two years and a thesis, but it’s time to clear some space of the desk and move to a more modern switch. It works as well as (I imagine) it did when it was made in 1990.

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Progress on the maps project! Briefly, the goal of this project is to create a heatmap of commute times to/from different parts of LA. 

When I started working in Long Beach last year, I was considering moving to ease the commute– while at the same time, balancing Emma’s commute to UCLA. I’m putting this together to validate our decision to stay in West LA (actually, mainly for fun) by creating a heatmap of summed travel times to UCLA and Long beach from different locations in LA. I’d like to expand it to fix UCLA as one destination, home as the origin, and all of LA as the second destination to determine the geographic areas I could work in with a reasonable commute.

This map is the first little test to heatmap travel time to UCLA.

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