A sentiment(al) analysis of why Red Dwarf is no longer funny

Part II - How can the same smeg happen to the same show twice?

I've recently been working on a project that required some natural language processing and came upon the Stanford CoreNLP suite of tools. Given that CoreNLP included a basic Sentiment annotator and, when writing part one of this post back in January, I had noted how much I'd like to perform some analysis on the transcripts of Red Dwarf, I decided the time was right for a major, and I mean major, sentiment analysis.

A sentiment(al) analysis of why Red Dwarf is no longer funny

A Jupyter [Data] Mining Core Project

Back in September, while grinding my way through season 11 of Red Dwarf, I began to wonder why it wasn't as funny as it used to be. Had the writing deteriorated? Were the actors past it? Or were these elements still as great as they used to be and it was me who had changed? I started thinking about ways this could be investigated and when I came across Project Jupyter I knew it'd be a great medium for performing this investigation.

Combining the UWP SpeechSynthesizer and AudioGraph APIs

As it seems to be a 'pop'-ular thing to do...

Synchronicity is a wonderful thing. Just this morning I was considering using the new SpeechSynthesizer capabilities of the UWP platform to add spoken language to my ToddlerBox app for Xbox. Then, I came across a post by Mike Taulty who was looking to do the same thing... but for different reasons.

The Year In Review

A career-break retrospective

Back in July, following an epic road-trip around Europe with my girls, I wrote a long blog post about the trip and my plans for the future. These plans centered on taking the rest of the year off as a career-break and using this time to support my family while investigating/evaluating emerging technologies in the .NET ecosystem. Now, six months on, it's time to look back at the last year and perform a retrospective; what went well, what could have been better and what should be changed moving forward.

Dart web development with Visual Studio Code

A quick start guide...

Visual Studio Code is rapidly becoming my go-to editor for anything not project-oriented C#/F#. I've switched from Atom to VSC for editing my blog and have used it for authoring powershell scripts, dockerfiles and much, much more. So, when I decided I wanted to write some Dart code, it was the obvious choice.

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