Last weekend I went to Barcelona :) Only being there for 48 hours meant a lot had to be crammed into a very short time! We visited the beach, castle, palace and famous Sagrada Familia. Needless to say we also sampled plenty from the local cuisine, including tapas and sangria which we had to source from mulitple vendors just to make sure we were getting a fair flavour of what was around :P
Sunday was a particularly gorgeous day, and standing atop the highest point in Parc Guell we got a magnificent panoramic view across the city and to the Mediterranean beyond…
When I decided to write this post I didn’t realise quite how many new and wonderful places I’d visited in the last year. Japan in March to Dresden in December, as well as the Grand Prix, 2013 really was a superb year. Click on any of the photos to get a closer look.
Despite the hours of programming I do for my PhD research, I also like to dabble in my spare time with more Web 2.0 things. The main reason I can think for doing this is because it’s something quite simple in comparison to my day-to-day work, and often nicely self-contained.
Recently I wrote a small web script that can determine how positive or negative someone is on Twitter by analysing their individual tweets using a technique known as sentiment analysis.I used a company called Alchemy API that tells you how positive or negative a sentence is using sentiment analysis.
My little program basically tells you how positive or negative any Twitter user is just by analysing their recent tweets. Check out how positive your twitter feed is and post your results in the comments! It also ranks the tweets in order of positivity, so you can see where you might be most negative or positive.