Keep testing different models and learn something new from your dataset. There is a way of thinking that treats visualization as a magical process that prettifies the output, yet the only way we can make a meaningful graph is when we discover something meaningful during our research. People are relying on us to see the world. Out of everyone, we are the ones who need to have these interesting tests / models / questions / hypotheses at hand because if we don't know the color “red,” our story will never have “red” in it.
The Vanamo Online Game Museum is a free, digital archive of video game history made through high quality pictures and articles.
At 10:30 or so last night, I was on a phone call with Mike Anello and Earl, another coworker, when Mike tells us that the President is coming on TV for a special announcement in a few minutes.
I'm like, "the President of the United States?"
I searched Google News - nothing seemed to be there yet. Twitter was exploding with it, confirming what Mike believed the announcement was about: Osama Bin Laden had been killed, and the President was going to tell us on Live TV.
While I haven't ever read Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, I recognize the book as a brand around the idea of these "sticky" concepts.
If you haven't noticed the lovely Lijit search wijit on the left sidebar here, please leave your feed reader and come check it out. This is a very interesting concept to me - they're taking the Google Personalized Search tools and providing a very user-friendly (and statistical) interface to the tool. A mash-up with a business model? Amazing. I've also read on their blog that they're going to start tracking comments on your sites as well and I suppose integrating that with the other statistics and search metrics you're already getting. Good times.
We have our own Wiki. It looks just like wikipedia (for now). It has
4 5 pages (for now).
Really, this blog post is an experiment to see how many Gevalia Coffee ads I pull and how much comment spam I get by tomorrow, but just for fun:
Wikipedia answers the age-old question: What is a French Press?