In September 2020 Rolling Stone magazine published a list with the 500 greatest albums of all time. The list was created by artists, producers, critics, and people from the music industry.
On a lazy afternoon I made a script that creates a sortable list of these albums with links to Spotify. This is the only list you need if you want to explore new music. Sorry, I meant old music of course. There’s a histogram of release years at the bottom. The albums are predominantly from a few decades ago.
Thanks to the developers of spotipy. Enjoy!
In the picture below a histogram of the release years of albums in the Rolling Stone Album 500:
What did the life of my grandfather look like? Did he have siblings? Who were his parents? I had many question and on one of these Sunday afternoon I decided to go for it. I tried some genealogy websites and offline programs and selected Gramps. I found my grandfather into some of those websites that have digitized family records and started filling my database with ancestors, aunts, great aunts. I found that my grandfather had a small brother who died at the age of 3 and that his mother died of Spanish flu.
And then the moment came to share the result with my family, the ones that are still alive. I tried a few html generators but they all looked fairly old fashioned. Therefore I wrote one myself: gedcom2html. Gedcom is a (or the) standard for genealogy files. Gedcom2html uses d3 sunbursts for an ancestor and descendant fan chart. It uses d3 force simulation for a graph of all individuals in the gedcom file.
An example says more than words. So have a look at the family tree of the Dutch Royal Family You can convert a gedcom file to html yourself using my script on github: gedcom2html