I have spent a big deal of these weeks moving my notes from Bear to
Obsidian. I may write the reasons at some point, stay 🐟.
Also, I will be speaking at
Data Love 2021 (16th April) and Data+AI Summit 2021 (26th May) hence the rest of my time has been preparing slides and thinking through how I want to explain it so it makes sense. Obviously I have also procrastinated on slide creation (code will be available “soon”).
Christopher Dresser’s Studies in Design
A very nasty issue, luckily there is a solution.
An easy read, with some interesting points to make. It’s a pretty informative book, would recommend. I find the low ratings in Goodreads a bit baffling.
It’s entertaining enough as an audiobook. A bit too repetitive at times, but I guess that is inevitable when all you see every day is water.
I’ll have to try on my 400, it should work. Hopefully.
Skynet, The Matrix, this.
I love the metrics that were used for this new design.
Sauceability! Don’t you love this word?
The Datawrapper blog is a treasure in color information. This is the first post in a series. Also, if you want to plot something online, try Datawrapper, you’ll get something good-looking.
I always reach for SQLite whenever I have a “small” SQL problem. Or to try some queries. Be sure to upgrade to the latest versions, window functions and native JSON were added relatively recently.
The author acknowledges that this is not as effective as the title makes it sound.
The New Yorker’s paywall is getting slightly obnoxious. For Safari, open in a private window and enable reader mode quickly. I mean, if you like Tetris.
The not-vulgar name is
medlar. For Catalan readers, it is a cousin of the nespre.
A view into Apple’s design process, from the lead programmer on iOS keyboards at the time (original iPhone, original iPad). I’d put the book at 4.5⭐️, entertaining stories, good explanations of work approaches. Since it’s a fast listen/read, not beating around the bushes it earns the additional half for 5 stars.
I found the model super-interesting, then I found out that the author seems to be a
I like the idea of using doctest for this case… if forced to.
TL;DR code seems to be its own thing, and does not (fully) depend on the language or math areas of the brain.
It’s helping me exercise, so maybe it works for cows as well?
I suspect I shared the post where they introduced it, and I had registered to their “let me know when this is open source”. It is now!
I’m out of words, to be fair.