Articles by Brandon Roberts

  1. Scraping the Courts

    Uncensored government records are tough to get and our local agencies make it no easier. Unlike the Federal Government, where they’ve been releasing useful information for years, the City of Austin just got into the Open Data game.

    At the end of 2011, they revamped their site and included ...

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  2. How's the Water?

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    Caption: Does your pool look like this? You might want to test the water.

    “Public pools are the number one spreader of disease,” my boss said. He was teaching me how to test and balance pool chemistry. I was 16 and about to be in charge of the pool at ...

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  3. Slumlords Exposed

    Austin Slum Apartment Map

    Caption: Most of these run-down properties were built in the early 70s and are located in southeast Austin, the one exception being Bainbridge Villas in 78704. Find them on the map: 1) Park Lane Villas 2) Wood Ridge Apartments 3) Wickersham Green 4) Canyon Oaks 5) Bainbridge Villas.

    When I ...

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