Quantified Self I recently signed up with Critter.Co to track some mental/behavioral habit changes. Liking it so far! Data dataset is a new tool for lazy programmers who work with data, in Python. I can’t help but share this awesome parody, “Up All Night to Get Data”! Machine learning This was a neat Read more about A few good reads[…]
Why cloud computing was a no-brainer for me I’m an analytics person. I wasn’t even a pure Computer Science major; I did a joint (not double) major with Mathematics. Why am I telling you this? Because I dislike working with hardware. In fact, I dislike working with any code or tool that knows anything about Read more about Google App Engine (with Django and Google Cloud SQL)[…]
Right now I’m dreaming about a GTD-style system with an extra layer. Instead of saying “Item 123 must be done by [date]”, I want to be able to say “One of the highest priority/most urgent items in bucket A must be completed by [date]; pick whichever works best”. Each of the items in bucket A Read more about GTD dreams[…]
What is 99designs? 99designs allows you to run a contest for logo, webpage, business card, and more designs. Designers can sign up to participate in these contests. We recently ran a logo contest there. How it works for logo contest runners You select a prize amount, currently $299, $499, $799, or $1199. They suggest that Read more about 99designs logo contest[…]
Sorry for the prolonged absence! I was quite ill for over a week. Time to get back to posting!
I’ve been way behind on my RSS feeds. Trying to catch up lately. Here are some recent good reads. Infovis: http://www.perceptualedge.com/blog/?p=1770 Stephen Few verbosely explains the same issues I’ve been seeing in recent research on chart junk in visualizations. UI Design: http://goodui.org/ This is a great site for reminding you of design principles. As an Read more about A few good reads[…]