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Knuckle Tattoo: A Recursive Word Search Puzzle

Introducing 𝕜𝕟𝕦𝕔𝕜𝕝𝕖 𝕥𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕠𝕠 – a recursive word search puzzle. This puzzle was created by brothers Philip and Stephen Shemella. source: Edward Bishop the puzzle To solve the puzzle, you are given eight (8) letters.

Getting stats on browsing history from the browser database

If you didn’t know, there are more SQLite databases in the universe ( 1+ trillion) than there are known galaxies ( 100 billion). And one of those SQLite databases happens to be your browsing history.

Generating folders with smart dates in Python + Pandas

Not everything your mother told you is true. –my CompSci 101 professor, when a student insisted that, without exception, every 4th year was a leap year the idea For a hobby project, I needed to generate thousands folders and sub-folders and sub-sub-folders based on calendar dates within a range.

Data Science and PAW Patrol

Step 0. The disclaimers I don’t call myself a data scientist, but other people do, and I wanted to share my approach to data science. This approach has worked well for me professionally.

Baseball, for Europeans

Ninety percent of baseball is mental; the other half is physical. – Yogi Berra Baseball is a beautiful game of data-driven micro-strategy executed on the field by real-life chess pieces, who spring into action to chase down a fly ball or to sprint around the diamond.

Hand-drawn Dataviz

As a parent of small kids, and especially as a scientist parent, you search for patterns in a universe without patterns. This realization led me not try to collect data, but instead hand-draw a series of data visualizations about family, parenting, and the dream of a work-life balance.

Open Access Research

In my definition of Open Anything, “open” is an imperative verb. Unless you are an academic publisher, you’re probably not a big fan of for-profit academic publishing. The business model of many journals is to charge the authors publication fees, and then charge the readers access fees.

Free-fall and Personal Growth

I’m not a skydiver. I never got a license. It’s been ten years since I did my fifteen measly jumps. But those few weeks of ground school, pre-instructed then video-analyzed jumps, and those several thousand bucks, provided both professional and personal lessons that I’ve thought about nearly every day since then – and hopefully put to some use.

Fun with Favicons

A recent question on the Open Data Stack Exchange site got me thinking about how to download favicons from a bulk list of websites. Idea 1: try each domain Something like http://example.

The Case for Part-time, part 2

one is many The previous post The Case for Part-time came off more self-serving than I intended, and I wanted to frame my thoughts as part of the larger context.