Tim Ferriss has a currently popular blog post, "Ten Lessons I Learned While Teaching Myself to Code," that I've seen mentioned in a few places. While it is largely good advice, there is one point that is wrong. It does matter what language you learn. Here's the ten lessons from his article: The online world … Continue reading Learn to Program With Common Lisp
Series from America's Test kitchen that offers insight into popular foods and recipes. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnbzopdwFrnaW_eQvwRna_NpP5A3az9m0
"Over the past year, data journalists on the BBC Visual and Data Journalism team have fundamentally changed how they produce graphics for publication on the BBC News website. In this post, we explain how and why we have used R’s ggplot2 package to create production-ready charts, document our process and code and share what we … Continue reading How the BBC Visual and Data Journalism Team Works With Graphics in R
"Brass is soft enough to not damage the glass. The blade is thin and not really sharp to the touch, but is great on ice.—https://kk.org/cooltools/fantastic-ice-s/ If you live in a place where you need an ice scraper, use this one. The only caveats are to be careful around the rubber around the window and don't … Continue reading Fantastic Ice Scraper
So, after reading "You’re probably using the wrong dictionary," I thought I would give installing Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) on a Debian-flavor of Linux a try and write it up the process and some observations of its use. Installation on a Debian-flavor of Linux is straight-forward: $ sudo apt-get install stardict$ cd Downloads$ wget … Continue reading Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) on StarDict on Ubuntu/Debian
A survey from the Barrett Values Centre that has you select ten values from a list and then sends you an assessment via email.
"Simple Risk Measurement is written to help you measure complicated risks using a process that’s simple enough to work out on the back of a napkin and powerful enough to organize a rocket launch. If you are an engineer motivated by the reduction of risk and are frustrated by how to measure your progress, you … Continue reading Simple Risk Measurement