Filling a gap: the clandestine gang fixing Rome illegally

mercredi 10 avril 2019 :: perrick :: Notes :: aucun commentaire :: aucun trackback

Giorgio Ghiglione dans The Guardian :

The seven clandestine pavement-fixers are part of a network of about 20 activists quietly doing the work that the city authorities have failed to do. Gap stands for Gruppi Artigiani Pronto Intervento, (“groups of artisan emergency services”) but is also a tribute to the partisans of Gruppi di Azione Patriottica, who fought the fascists during the second world war.

Une intervention de guérilla urbaine - cette fois-ci à Rome - dans la lignée du groupe Untergunther qui répare clandestinement le patrimoine parisien, du Guerrilla Groundsman qui officie autour de Cambridge ou encore de Liam Wildish qui nettoie les panneaux de signalisation de Retford (près de Nottingham) sur son temps libre. De belles illustrations de la défense des communs.

How I Eat For Free in NYC Using Python, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Instagram

mardi 9 avril 2019 :: perrick :: Notes :: aucun commentaire :: aucun trackback

Chris Buetti sur Medium :

I’m going to explain to you how I’m receiving these free meals from some of the best eateries in New York City. I’ll admit — it’s rather technical and not everyone can reproduce my methodology. You’ll either need a background in Data Science/Software Development or a lot of free time on your hands. Since I have the prior, I sit back and let my code do the work for me. Oh, and you guessed it, you’ll need to know how to use Instagram as well.

Un hack dans toute sa splendeur...

“Birmingham isn’t a big city at peak times”: How poor public transport explains the UK’s productivity puzzle

lundi 8 avril 2019 :: perrick :: Notes :: aucun commentaire :: aucun trackback

Tom Forth dans CityMetric :

Our hypothesis is that, by relying on buses that get caught in congestion at peak times for public transport, Birmingham sacrifices significant size and thus agglomeration benefits to cities like Lyon, which rely on trams and metros. This is based on our calculations that a whole-city tramway system for Birmingham would deliver an effective size roughly equal to the OECD-defined population.

On peut probablement estimer que l'article confond causalité et corrélation ou même qu'il inverse cause et effet, n'empêche qu'il pose des questions qui fâchent aussi à Lille où on attend toujours une nouvelle ligne de métro ou de tramway... Peut-être y aurait-il un moyen de rattraper Toulouse ?