IP data is stupidly expensive

Data, Miscellaneous, Programming No Comments

Have you ever looked at the cost of something like MaxMind with monthly updates? It’s ridiculous. Tens of thousands of dollars a year. Makes me angry, honestly. Problem is, I went to hostip.info to get replacement free data, and one time in three it thinks I’m in Canada. (I’m not in Canada. Only Russians live in Canada.)

To that end I’ve decided that anyone who hasn’t checked (and if necessary, updated) their data in HostIP.info is officially a douche. It takes like ten seconds. C’mon.

Letter Frequencies in English

Data, English 5 Comments

I went looking for letter, digram and trigram frequency counts to gauge scoring a word game I’m writing. What I found was disagreement, chaos, and unacceptably small sample sizes.

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