Farewell Disqus, hello Staticman!

Back in March I’ve decided to delete integration with Google Analytics for the simple reason I never used it and therefore it had zero utility for me. All the while almighty Google was getting even more data about everyone. This proved to be a good decision since I never even had a thought about re-enabling it back up. However, one thing that I mentioned then was still bugging me: Next on the chopping block is Disqus integration. [Read More]

rstudio::conf 2018 Review: Part 2

Part 1 is here Part 3 is here Part 4 is here How I learned to stop worrying and love the firewall by Ian Lyttle. In this talk Ian described the workflow he devised in order to create private CRAN-like repos inside of firewall environments. Those environments are often the reality of life in enterprises, so this talk gives couple of concrete pieces of advice to succeed in this endeavour. [Read More]

rstudio::conf 2018 Review: Part 1

Part 2 is here Part 3 is here Part 4 is here I’ve done review of useR!2017 conference before, so I wanted to continue the trend and give an overview of rstudio::conf 2018. It happened all the way in January and I’ve had it in my list of things to do since then. Well, the time has come! I’ve had the same problem with useR!2017, namely, the fact that there are too many good talks. [Read More]

Democratization of tools

For a blog about R, I’ve been writing about actually doing R surprisingly little. But for some reason the topic of tools that make your life easier has been following me around (The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon in action most likely). So, while reading digest of R-bloggers I’ve came across this post that talks about using pkgdown package to create a static web-site for the package (this one). The package itself is not that interesting in this case, but what was interesting is this quote from the author: [Read More]

Keeping writing monkey off my back

Apparently, it is not possible to embed interactive vizualization in Github Pages. At least, according to this post I’ve came across. I’m not entirely sure that this is true, since, for example this seems to work just fine. Most likely it is technically possible, but, as I was saying before, having to deal with all of those dependencies is exactly why I didn’t want to blog in the first place. [Read More]

Blogdown + Netlify

I’ve been trying to get into blogging for quite some time, but laziness got the best of me every time. My first attempt amounted to fairly standard (at the time) use of Github Pages along with Jekyll based blog. You can still find it here. My personal gripe with it was the fact that in order to post anything you need to go through multiple manual steps. Granted, those steps can be automated, but each of those steps required non-trivial amount of work on my part to do it. [Read More]