Word Sequentialization

In some ways, “data visualization” is a terrible term. It seems to reduce the construction of good charts to a mechanical procedure. It evokes the tools and methodology required to create rather than the creation itself. It’s like calling Moby-Dick a “word sequentialization” or The Starry Night a “pigment distribution.” It also reflects an ongoing obsession in the dataviz … Continue reading Word Sequentialization

Unfairbnb – avoid host “A.C.” in L.A.

I've used Airbnb for personal and business travel.  I've been a fan.  Airbnb used to be the future, and it used to be cool.  Recently, I had an experience with a corporate host that was not cool, and was not handled well by Airbnb.  The host is called Air Concierge.  They manage Airbnb properties in Southern … Continue reading Unfairbnb – avoid host “A.C.” in L.A.

Thanks for the memories, Softpro Books

Before moving to Denver 17 years ago from Silicon Valley, I used to spend hours every weekend at the Computer Literacy bookstore in San Jose.  I was a student and this store embodied a world of possibilities.  I'd thumb through, and often buy, books about what was then still unselfconsciously called AI; or books about … Continue reading Thanks for the memories, Softpro Books

Running is like Roomba for your brain

Roomba roams around your space, apparently aimless, picking up old or new detritus from hard-to-reach places under the furniture.  Often when I'm running, my brain roams around the space of my work, life, and relationships to bring back long-forgotten memories, things that fell off my todo list, or even brand new ideas (formed from bits … Continue reading Running is like Roomba for your brain

iWeb to WordPress.com in 45 minutes

Apple sent out another round of emails today about iWeb and MobileMe shutting down on June 30th.  That's slightly annoying, but good for Apple to recognize that this stuff is not core for them, and for communicating well about the approaching sunset. My sister has a site on iWeb for her portfolio of drawings.  I … Continue reading iWeb to WordPress.com in 45 minutes