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Fair Warning - The 100th edition! 🥳

Hello! Well this is exciting, I've somehow managed to send out 100 of these things over the last 2.5
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Fair Warning - The 100th edition! 🥳
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #100 • View online
Hello! Well this is exciting, I’ve somehow managed to send out 100 of these things over the last 2.5 years. Mad, huh? And because it’s almost Christmas and because this issue is special, I’ve been working on creating a living archive of Fair Warning links that I can easily maintain as I send out new issues.
It’s partly for myself so that when I do talks, I can find good stuff immediately, but I’m also hopeful that other people will find it useful too. I’ve never seen a database of this kind of work before other than Jeremy Singer-Vine’s Data is Plural archive (which inspired the archive; thanks!)
I’ve never used DataTables before, so any suggestions on making it look less awful would be super useful; the code is on GitHub and all you need to do is reply to this email to get in touch. Or poke me on GitHub or whatever.
Other than trying to solve issues with my code, this week has been alright. I have mostly been telling everyone to go for walks every day, wearing a customised hoodie of Neil Armstrong’s space suit at every opportunity (YES), and getting cross about mince pies.
NOW ON TO THE FUN STUFF. This issue is long. *So* long…

On the home front
The Archaeology of Greater London online map
I didn’t spot anything else worth sharing that wasn’t to do with Brexit and/or the election, and I’m bored of it all. If you saw some interesting UK stuff, please do let me know :)
Over the pond
California climate change: Fires, floods and a fight over free parking
How Bad Is Distracted Driving? Data Shows Americans Are Still Texting
The New York City Subway Map as You’ve Never Seen It Before
See How the World’s Most Polluted Air Compares With Your City’s
Odds and ends
Welcome to the end of a decade. Ready for your 2019 Wrapped?
Finding the Worst, Highest-Paid NBA Player, Ever
Podcast episodes got shorter in 2019
Bad chart of the week
“Hi, is that the police? I’d like to report a MURDER” (from here):
That’s everything for this week! If you enjoyed this issue or think the archive might be useful in your training/teaching/life, consider buying me a coffee, or becoming a Fair Warning Patron. Also, let your data nerd friends and family know about Fair Warning - they might find it interesting! See you next time. Soph x
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