Removing Disqus from my blogdown blog had been on my mind for a while,
ever since I saw Bob Rudis’ tweet enjoining Noam Ross to not use
it for his
The same Twitter thread introduced me to
Utterances, a “lightweight
comments widget built on GitHub issues”, which I have at last installed
to my blog in lieu of Disqus. How did I manage to not lose anything of
value? How easy was it to switch tools? Read on to learn more!
Last week, Axios published a very interesting piece reporting on
Trump’s private schedule thanks to an insider’s
The headlines all were about Trump’s spending more than 60% of his time
in “executive time” which admittedly was indeed the most important
aspect of the story. I, however, also got curious about Axios’ work to
go from the PDF schedules to the spreadsheet they made public. In this
post, I’ll have a got at using rOpenSci’s Jeroen Ooms’ pdftools
package and some data-wrangling stubborness of mine to try and rectangle
Trump’s PDF schedules.
It’s been quite interesting reading the objectives of other tweeps: what
they want to learn, make, how they want to get involved in the
community, etc. As Mike Kearney, rtweet’s maintainer, underlined, it
is excellent reading material!