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Data Visualization: A Love Story – When I was a kid, I liked turning numbers into art. When I grew up, I learned to blend math, code, and art in a different way. My side projects turned into a company, which changed my life and made me fall in love with datavis.


Cool connector from Ply Products that lets you use plywood to make pretty much whatever you want.

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Success boils down to serially avoiding catastrophic failure while routinely absorbing manageable damage.

David McRaney

Really interesting article about survivorship bias and the psychology of luck.

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Les Six Amis by Mads Flintholm
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Feeling Down by David Olenick
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Feeling Down by David Olenick

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Ode to the Cosmos! by Taylor Rose
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Ode to the Cosmos! by Taylor Rose

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If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb, a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table, releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

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You are so beautiful and I am a fool
to be in love with you
is a theme that keeps coming up
in songs and poems.
There seems to be no room for variation.
I have never heard anyone sing
I am so beautiful
and you are a fool to be in love with me,
even though this notion has surely
crossed the minds of women and men alike.
You are so beautiful, too bad you are a fool
is another one you don’t hear.
Or, you are a fool to consider me beautiful.
That one you will never hear, guaranteed.

Nightclub by Billy Collins

Excerpt from Billy Collins’ poem Nightclub.

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bluepueblo:

Milky Way, Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania
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bluepueblo:

Milky Way, Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania

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Had a great time remixing this awesome track!

Like it? Then grab it, it’s free! People say I’m too nice, but i like giving you free stuff, that’s it!

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Bear&#8217;s Growl Staple Remover by Jac Zagoory Designs

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Bear’s Growl Staple Remover by Jac Zagoory Designs

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Wind-Up Key Sharpener by SUCK UK
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Wind-Up Key Sharpener by SUCK UK

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Happy July 4th!
photo credit: mamojo

Happy July 4th!

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How To Marry The Right Girl: A Mathematical Solution | Radiolab

Johannes Kepler dated 11 women to be his second wife after his first wife died.  He really liked the 5th woman, Susanna Reuttinger, but he took too long to make a decision. So she moved on while he continued to woo another 6 women, none of whom he liked.  If he had followed the formula, he would’ve asked Susanna to marry him.

In the end, Kepler went back and re-wooed Susanna.  They apparently had a happy marriage.

Robert Krulwich:

So remember: At the end of each interview, you either make an offer or you move on.

If you don’t make an offer, no going back. Once you make an offer, the game stops.

…the best way to proceed is to interview (or date) the first 36.8 percent of the candidates. Don’t hire (or marry) any of them, but as soon as you meet a candidate who’s better than the best of that first group — that’s the one you choose! Yes, the Very Best Candidate might show up in that first 36.8 percent — in which case you’ll be stuck with second best, but still, if you like favorable odds, this is the best way to go.

Why 36.8 percent? The answer involves a number mathematicians call “e” – which, reduced to a fraction 1/e = 0.368 or 36.8 percent. For the specific details, check here, or Alex’s book, but apparently this formula has proved itself over and over in all kinds of controlled situations. While it doesn’t guarantee happiness or satisfaction, it does give you a 36.8 percent chance — which, in a field of 11 possible wives — is a pretty good success rate.

image credit: Robert Krulwich/NPR

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