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Wether you like it or not, the Binary Universal Form for the Representation of meteorological data (BUFR) file format (see e.g. the WMO satellite file format pages) is widely used even in satellite meteorology. via pytroll.org Not a good sign … Continue reading
When you see interesting data mash-ups today, they are often still using Flickr photos because Instagram’s meager metadata sucks, and the app is only reluctantly on the web at all. We get excuses about why we can’t search for old … Continue reading
Essa é a piada que eu sempre pedia pro meu pai me contar quando eu era criança. Já aviso aos biólogos de plantão que ela não é cientificamente correta. Era uma partida de futebol entre insetos e aracnídeos. No primeiro … Continue reading
Here’s a dangerous, crazy thought from an otherwise sober (and very eminent) biologist, Bernd Heinrich. He’s thinking about moths and butterflies, and how they radically change shape as they grow, from little wormy, caterpillar critters to airborne beauties. Why, he … Continue reading
FreezeGun is a library that allows your python tests to travel through time by mocking the datetime module. Usage Once the decorator or context manager have been invoked, all calls to datetime.datetime.now(), datetime.datetime.utcnow(), and datetime.date.today() will return the time that … Continue reading