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Alan Rice

Human being. I'm a PhD student studying molecular evolution at a university in Ireland. Likes: sugar, data & science. Dislikes: peas & cats. I don't know how I made it this far either. (he/him)

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Most recent posts

Dublin City Council CCTV Camera Costs

As part of Dublin CCTV Map, I requested a list of all traffic camera locations from Dublin City Council under the Freedom of Information Act. They aren’t all...

Inside the #MarRef trenches

Following on from my #MarRef tweet dataset post, I thought of some additional things that might be cool to look at and I’m going to share them here.

I know how we can make money lads!

Ireland’s official postal code system launched today over at and it seems like its only fan is the Department of Communications themselves. We’ve ...

#MarRef tweets dataset

I was tracking #MarRef tweets over the past few weeks in the run up to the marriage referendum and showing some basic stats over on Pretty Negative. There’s ...

You need balls to attain gender balance

Posts starting with a dictionary definition are always a mixed bag. Sometimes it’s the start of an impassioned plea about a long neglected corner of society ...

Unreliable words

I’ve never been very good with language. Slower reading speed than my peers, poor vocabulary, terrible pronunciation, and that’s just for English. However I’...