Breaking it Down

It's difficult to explain extremely powerful things. Most times, the explanations you see are either "look - magic!" or ten layers of understanding deeper than what you believe is possible to understand. So, when you do see a great explanation, you remember it. Tom MacWright, of MapBox was nice enough…

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Forays into Data Visualization

Over the past few weeks I've attended a number of DC Data Visualization Meetups, and also worked on my own to expand my knowledge of front-end frameworks that I've wanted to work with over the past year. A few things I've noticed coming back into the space: MUCH progress has…

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Get a Warrant

While I can't say I'm happy about the Aereo result today in that it doesn't change current free airwaves policies and instead focuses on copyright protections, I was pleasantly surprised at the 9-0 ruling on warrantless search of mobile devices on persons picked up by the police. It certainly helped…

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Python and Postgres Peculiarities Deploying Django on Heroku

I've been working with Python and Django lately, and have enjoyed learning both. With each step deeper, however, you start to appreciate the debugging practice, whether due to newbie mistakes or straight up platform configuration issues. I highly recommend this "Crash Course" from pycon2014 put on by Kenneth Love that…

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Long form Re-form

Since shortly after its launch, I've used Tumblr as my primary platform for getting longer-than-140-character messages out on the internet. I love the format of the Tumblog and the ease of posting (and re-posting) content, but I've found myself wanting to post more long-form original content that can exist separately…

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