Klytus, I’m bored. What plaything can you offer me today?

There’s something for everyone. There really is. Long, long ago we mentioned competitive Rock Paper Scissors tournaments. You may have seen news or video of  14-year-old Lucas Etter set a world record for solving Rubik’s Cube in less than 5 seconds. Just for fun, here he is doing 2×2 cubes. (Yes those exist too.) I… More Klytus, I’m bored. What plaything can you offer me today?

Tis the season

Oh, yay. I forgot that it snows on Reassembler. Happy happy. My wife and daughter miss snow, like real snow. I don’t. Blog snow is plenty for me. On a related note, that means traffic will pick up on Eat Papa Eat.

How many times does the phrase “get down on it” appear in Kool & The Gang’s song “Get Down On It”?

83. Eighty-three times. They are reproduced here so you can sing along: Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on… More How many times does the phrase “get down on it” appear in Kool & The Gang’s song “Get Down On It”?

Word of the day: Heteroscedasticity

“Data science” is a newish field, or a new name for an old field, or maybe an umbrella name used by those of us who don’t fully grasp the bunch of tasks and jobs underneath.

A data scientist might have an IT background, or a statistics background. Generally speaking data scientists use computers to work with huge data sets and algorithms.

(Gold star for world-class oversimplification!)… More Word of the day: Heteroscedasticity

San Francisco, or a tiny part of it

I promised to post some pictures. Here are some, only two years late!

When we moved here I worked for the DC-based media company FierceMarkets, so I worked east coast hours out of our apartment in Tiburon.

Then after we’d been here for about 15 months, I took a new position at Ready State, a digital marketing agency based in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. It’s like a Little Italy, bordering on Chinatown.… More San Francisco, or a tiny part of it