Monthly Archives: June 2010

'under the surface'

I find this post on data visualization insightful in a way that connects deeply to how I think about the world. But also because I have never ever (consciously) noticed before the ‘arrow’ in the FedEx logo.

I am a force of motherfucking nature and I will not rest until every uptight armchair typographer cock-hat like you is surrounded by my lovable, comic-book inspired, sans-serif badassery

Rock on, Comic Sans.

I feel like this sometimes

Filed away for future use: Facebook's findings on user use/retention

From the Dataspora Blog, ostensibly on the use and abuse of R, comes this gem about Facebook: Itamar Rosenn, Facebook Itamar conveyed how Facebook’s Data Team used R in 2007 to answer two questions about new users: (i) which data points predict whether a user will stay? and (ii) if they stay, which data points […]

What I'm reading, and what I'm going to be reading

Aside from non-fiction related to work, I’m reading some fiction. Currently, I am (like a gajillion others) loving The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I am now on the second in the series. The original title of the first one is Men who Hate Women, and that sure applies. I’m also looking forward to […]