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(I work at Priceonomics)

Sorry to hear the map boundaries are looking weird to you.

We're using US Census boundary shapefiles to draw the city limits. This is how the map should appear: http://i.imgur.com/xk8WI6Q.png - does it look different on your end?

Email me if there's anything else I can do -- omar@priceonomics.com.

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crazygringo 212 days ago | link

It would look a lot clearer if you didn't overlay the colors over water sections, but limited them to land only.

Downtown SF just looks... weird. As do a bunch of other sections. A strange line going down the bay parting the water. It makes it a lot more confusing than necessary.

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omarish 212 days ago | link

Noted - thanks for your feedback.

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needacig 212 days ago | link

Exactly.

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teddyh 212 days ago | link

You completely (again!) ignored his question about where you get your data from. That was extremely rude of you.

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ChuckMcM 212 days ago | link

Agreed, but one wonders if perhaps they did something like scrape Craigslist for it (which might make sense but totally be in violation of the ToS for a very litigious company)

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jamesaguilar 212 days ago | link

Is it really rude to not answer a question? I guess it is a little rude to ignore it. He could say something like, "I'm sorry, but I can't answer that question."

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ffrryuu 211 days ago | link

I sold the data to him from my white van.

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whyenot 212 days ago | link

Los Altos and Los Altos Hills are two different cities. In some places you treat them separately, in other places you appear to be lumping them together, possibly because they share zip codes. Rents in Los Altos Hills are in the stratosphere, probably because of the minimum 1 acre lot size.

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ZoF 212 days ago | link

Where's your data from?

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nradov 212 days ago | link

Your map kind of cuts off Los Gatos at the bottom. We're still allowed in the Bay Area club, right? :-)

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It's coming up on our roadmap. Email me if you'd like to test out our new responsive design - omar@priceonomics.com

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kposehn 213 days ago | link

Thanks Omar :)

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Great work SendHub team!

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ashrust 226 days ago | link

Thanks Omar - waiting on hearing your news too.

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Priceonomics -- Full Time, San Francisco, CA

We're hiring python hackers to join our team in San Francisco. Competitive salary, early stage equity (we're pre- series A), and the opportunity to work on some very interesting problems.

More information here:

http://priceonomics.com/jobs/crawling/

or email me directly: omar+hn0713@priceonomics.com

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omarish 297 days ago | link | parent | on: Is Wine Bullshit?

Hi there! This is the first we've heard of this issue, but it could be something going wrong on our side.

Could you visit http://supportdetails.com/ and email me the results? I'm omar@priceonomics.com.

Thanks and sorry for the redirects. Completely unintentional.

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We use celery pretty extensively. It's nice because you get the flexibility of multiprocessing, but also the ability to distribute tasks across many machines.

There is definitely an overhead to get it going. Using redis as your messaging backend reduces this cost somewhat.. rabbitmq is overkill for most of the cases we've used celery.

Have a look at rq if you're looking for something more lightweight: https://github.com/nvie/rq

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Good point.

We tried to keep the visualizations simple because this was our first post using d3.js. Will think about adding an option to show errorbars next time around though. Thanks for the feedback.

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gjreda 305 days ago | link

Pretty impressive for a first post with d3. Really nicely done.

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omarish 305 days ago | link

Thanks! I was struggling with d3 until I focused on understanding data joins. It's not too hard once you really figure that part out.

Here are the two pages that I think explain them best:

- http://mbostock.github.io/d3/tutorial/circle.html

- http://mbostock.github.io/d3/tutorial/bar-2.html

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Yup, Bellman Ford is the algorithm we had in mind for this puzzle. It's similar to Dijkstra's algorithm, but deals with negative costs as well.

(I work at Priceonomics)

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saosebastiao 315 days ago | link

I really like what you guys do. It is a great concept, and it sounds like a really fun domain to work in. I hope I didn't ruin the puzzle by blurting this out.

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Mgccl 315 days ago | link

I thought you would want the most negative cycle, which would be NP-hard to find.

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Congrats to Crocodoc! They're one of the hardest working teams I know and totally deserve it.

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mattlong 344 days ago | link

Thanks, Omar! Getting to share an office with Priceonomics has been grand!

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pvnick 344 days ago | link

I love seeing these kinds of moments on hacker news. Very inspiring. Congratulations guys :)

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FULL TIME or INTERN - Priceonomics (YC W2012)

* We build things and ship fast. We're looking for people who do the same.

The rest is negotiable :).

omar+hn05012013@priceonomics.com

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