Articles by Myles

The Mathematics of Wind Chill

January 11, 2014 | Myles

IntroductionHoly crap, it was cold out.If you haven't been reading the news, don't live in the American Midwest or Canada, or do and didn't go outside the last couple weeks (for which I don't blame you) there was some mighty cold weather lately due to ... [Read more...]

xkcd: Visualized

May 6, 2013 | Myles

IntroductionIt's been said that the ideal job is one you love enough to do for free but are good enough at that people will pay you for it. That if you do what you love no matter what others may say, and if you work at it hard enough, and ... [Read more...]

What The Smeg? Some Text Analysis of the Red Dwarf Scripts

January 4, 2013 | Myles

Introduction Just as Pocket fundamentally changed my reading behaviour, I am finding that now having Netflix (and even before that, other downloadable or streaming digital content) is really changing my behaviour as far as television is concerned. Where watching TV used to be an affair of browsing through 500 channels and ... [Read more...]

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

October 9, 2012 | Myles

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 ... [Read more...]

Zzzzzz….. – Quantified Self Toronto #14

August 12, 2012 | Myles

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 ... [Read more...]

50 Shades of Grey Wordcloud

July 17, 2012 | Myles

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... [Read more...]

My bookshelf

April 22, 2012 | Myles

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 ... [Read more...]

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