Louise Bourgeois passed away today. If you don’t know about her, you can read up here.
But there’s one personal reason why I remember her.
For decades, she ran a weekly salon out of her home in Chelsea. As long as you had something to show, you could call ahead, make an appointment, [...]
If you read mailing lists, message boards, or anything online that involves many people commenting and reading each others comments, you might know Godwin’s Law.
I propose a new law, specifically for email lists. As the number of emails in one thread grows, the probability of someone requesting that others should not fill [...]
At an early age of 23 I declared myself done with all-nighters. Let me explain. I never pulled all-nighters in college but at age 22 I ended up in a high-pressure job that required them about five times a month. Economically, it made sense for me since I was getting paid overtime and the all-nighters [...]
I was fortunate enough to hear a presentation of data on hashtags and trending topics at the 140 Meetup yesterday. (Not so long ago that sentence would have made no sense.) But anyway, Liz Pullen @nwjerseyliz, a sociologist, presented data of three months of top ten trending topics on Twitter. Trending topics are updated every [...]
A few years back I heard an expert in analytics explain why automating the search for terrorists via looking at tons of data by scanning emails, video or other electronic means just doesn’t work that well. Even at an incredibly high rate of accuracy, the number of false positives mean that investigators spend inordinate amounts [...]
The first thing I noticed at a-ha’s farewell concert in NYC on Saturday was that they have the tallest audience I’ve ever seen. Must be the prevalence of Nordic fans (a-ha is from Norway).
But the other thing I noticed is that like many other bands who peak early in their careers, a-ha is remembered [...]