A new ‘boto3’ Amazon Athena client wrapper with dplyr async query support

| | athena, R
A previous post explored how to deal with Amazon Athena queries asynchronously. The function presented is a beast, though it is on purpose (to provide options for folks). In reality, nobody really ...

Alleviating AWS Athena Aggravation with Asynchronous Assistance

| | athena, R
I’ve blogged about how to use Amazon Athena with R before and if you are a regular Athena user, you’ve likely run into a situation where you prepare a dplyr chain, fire ...
Visualizing macOS App Usage with a Little Help from osqueryr & mactheknife

Visualizing macOS App Usage with a Little Help from osqueryr & mactheknife

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Both my osqueryr and macthekinfe packages have had a few updates and I wanted to put together a fun example (it being Friday, and all) for what you can do with them ...
Freeing PDF Data to Account for the Unaccounted

Freeing PDF Data to Account for the Unaccounted

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I’ve mentioned @stiles before on the blog but for those new to my blatherings, Matt is a top-notch data journalist with the @latimes and currently stationed in South Korea. I can only ...
Making World Tile Grid-Grids

Making World Tile Grid-Grids

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A colleague asked if I would blog about how I crafted the grid of world tile grids in this post and I accepted the challenge. The technique isn’t too hard as it ...
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Hello, Dorling! (Creating Dorling Cartograms from R Spatial Objects + Introducing Prism Skeleton)

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NOTE: There is some iframed content in this post and you can bust out of it if you want to see the document in a full browser window. Also, apologies for some ...
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toolsmith #133 – Anomaly Detection & Threat Hunting with Anomalize

When, in October and November's toolsmith posts, I redefined DFIR under the premise of Deeper Functionality for Investigators in R, I discovered a "tip of the iceberg" scenario. To that end, I'd ...
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OS Secrets Exposed: Extracting Extended File Attributes and Exploring Hidden Download URLs With The xattrs Package

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Most modern operating systems keep secrets from you in many ways. One of these ways is by associating extended file attributes with files. These attributes can serve useful purposes. For instance, macOS ...

The Fix Is In: Finding infix functions inside contributed R package “utilities” files

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Regular readers will recall the “utility belt” post from back in April of this year. This is a follow-up to a request made asking for a list of all the % infix ...
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The Power of Standards and Consistency

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I’m going to (eventually) write a full post on the package I’m mentioning in this one : osqueryr🔗. The TLDR on osqueryr is that it is an R DBI wrapper (that has ...
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