The Worst Chart Ever

I spend a great deal of my day thinking about how to accurately and honestly present data, because it’s my job. To do my job well I research best practices, network with other people in the field, and look at a lot of charts.

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Some Thoughts on Six Months of Bike Commuting

About six months ago I started bike commuting to work. My decision to bike to work was driven by wanting a exercise routine that better fit my schedule, and to take Metro less (Metro being Washington DC’s notoriously incompetent transit service). Now that I’m six months in I thought I’d share some of my thoughts and reactions.

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Plotting My Tweets

Recently I became interested in knowing more about my social media usage. I’ve been using some form of social media for over a decade now and I wanted see just how exactly I use it. My first thoughts were to Twitter because it’s the platform I’m most active on and represented the largest source of data.

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Project Fi First Impressions

It’s no secret that I am a big Google fan (but not a fanboy), so when they announced their Project Fi wireless service of course I wanted in. I quickly put in an invite application and just last week I finally got my invite. As of yesterday I am officially on Google’s Project Fi. Here’s some quick thoughts on my day of using the service:

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Windows 10 First Impressions

I’m generally deeply skeptical of when anyone claims a new development in the world of desktop operating systems. We’ve all seen too many desktop OS championed as “The future of desktop computing!” that ultimately deliver only minor improvements (looking at you OSX, for the last ten years). When it comes to OSes, you can say that I’m more of a Google Guy than a Microsoft Guy. I’m more concerned about how I access the web, not what OS I used to do it. I own an Android Phone, a Apple Laptop, and a Windows PC. But when I got the notification that my PC was ready to upgrade to Windows 10 I figured I’d play around with it. Here are my first impressions.

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