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What’s in My Pocket? Read it now! (or Read It Later)

October 9, 2012
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What’s in My Pocket? Read it now! (or Read It Later)

IntroductionYou know what's awesome? Pocket.I mean, sure, it's not the first. I think Instapaper existed a little before (perhaps). And there are alternatives, like Google Reader. But Pocket is still my favorite. It's pretty awesome at what it does.Pocket (or Read It Later, as it used to be known) has fundamentally changed the...

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omg lol brb txt l8r – Text Message Analysis, 2011-2012

September 3, 2012
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omg lol brb txt l8r – Text Message Analysis, 2011-2012

IntroductionI will confess, I don't really like texting. I communicate through text messages, because it does afford many conveniences, and occupies a sort of middle ground between actual conversation and email, but that doesn't mean that I like it. E...

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Zzzzzz….. – Quantified Self Toronto #14

August 12, 2012
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Zzzzzz….. – Quantified Self Toronto #14

Sleep is another one of those things like diet, where I feel if you asked anyone if they wanted to improve that area of their life most would say yes.I remember hearing a quote that sleep is like sex; no one is quite sure how much everyone else is getting, but they are pretty sure it is more than...

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50 Shades of Grey Wordcloud

July 17, 2012
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50 Shades of Grey Wordcloud

Sometimes you just want to see what all the fuss is about. File this under the 'because I can' category: I proudly (?) present - a wordcloud produced from the text of E. L. James' "50 Shades of Grey".For a book which is getting all this press about bei...

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Sleep – Part II

June 27, 2012
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Sleep – Part II

Still gettin' it? I'm off to Montreal for Jazzfest.

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11 Million Yellow Slips – City of Toronto Parking Tickets, 2008-2011

June 2, 2012
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11 Million Yellow Slips – City of Toronto Parking Tickets, 2008-2011

IntroductionI don't know about you, but I really hate getting parking tickets. Sometimes I feel like it's all just a giant cash grab. Really? I can't park there between the hours of 11 and 3, but every other time is okay? Well, why the hell not?Bu...

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Sleep – Part I

May 16, 2012
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Sleep – Part I

Yes, that first night was incredibly rough, thanks for asking.

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My bookshelf

April 22, 2012
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My bookshelf

I'd like to start with something small, and simple. The thing about analyzing the data of your own life is that you are the only one doing the research, so you also have to collect all of the data yourself. This takes effort; and, if you'd like to build a large enough data set to do some really interesting...

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