Why I moved my personal blog from Wordpress to Hugo

Why I moved my personal blog from Wordpress to Hugo It was one of those rare moments in my freelance career when I had some extra time on my hands. Eager to work on a website and tinker with some code. I was looking at my personal website (which you’re on right now). It was still built on Wordpress, with a basic theme and some useful features. In reality, I wasn’t using much of the power that Wordpress holds. Read More

Collecting Spotify data with R

This post is part of a series of posts to analyse the digital me. Collecting Spotify data with R Spotify has made its data very accessible to endusers to play with. Their API provides you with a plethora of options to get to their data, which is a ton of fun to analyse. To get started, you wil need to R packages to access the data and process it afterwards. Read More

Analysing Google Location data with R

This post is part of a series of posts to analyse the digital me. Analyse Google Location data with R Google is happily tracking my every move, thanks to my Android Samsung phone and poor privacy setting skills. Google collects my data about my movement through their location tracker. A lot of data! In this blog I will explore the location data Google has collected about me since 2016. Read More

Visualize and analyse IMDB ratings with R (part 2)

Visualize and analyse IMDB ratings with R (part 2) This post is part of a series of posts to analyse the digital me. In my previous post about analysing IMDB ratings in this series I explored some of the data I collected about my movie preferences, also compared to the ratings other IMDB raters. In this post I will dig a little deeper to learn more about my own personal movie preferences. Read More

Visualize and analyse IMDB ratings with R

This post is part of a series of posts to analyse the digital me. Visualize and analyse IMDB ratings with R In my previous post in this series I shared how I collect and store my personal ratings data from IMDB and enrich it with a few important variables about the movie. In this post I will explore the data to learn about my movie preferences. I will be using some R packages to structure the data properly and other packages to build plots: Read More

Getting my IMDB ratings with R and Rvest

This post is part of a series of posts to analyse the digital me. Getting my IMDB ratings with R and Rvest I’m a big fan of IMDB and have been for many years. It is a fantastic website with a lot of information about movies, documentaries and tv-series. Besides fact-checking (“who was that guy playing in that one movie?”) it is also a place for me to collect all the ratings I have done on movies in the past few years. Read More

Meet the digital me | Martijn van Vreeden

Meet the digital me This is likely the most self-centered blogpost you will read today, maybe even this year. Because this post is all about me, the digital me. Just like all people these days, I leave a digital footprint. I use apps, digital services and websites to share my experiences with others, keep people posted of what I do and compare what I do with all the stuff other people do. Read More