October 2012

Politics

Presidential Debate Word Clouds: Romney vs Obama

Here is a data visualization word cloud of the presidential debates last night. I took all of the things said from both candidates, no matter how mundane, from the transcript. Then I removed common English words like ‘the’ and ‘and’ and I manually corrected for uncommon edge cases like ‘governor’, in the case of Obama. […]

Uncategorized

WANTED: Couch for West Virginia Game

With the “Welcome to the Big 12″ game for West Virginia coming up this Saturday here in Texas (Sorry, Baylor doesn’t count), Austin is gearing up to welcome their new rivals to town. I decided to go the extra mile so the Mountaineers would feel welcome here in Austin. Note there’s a burn ban, but […]

Development

Most Commonly Used Git Commands

A lot of chatter about using Git and Subversion from the command line versus clients. Folks, take your time and learn the command lines. There’s a lot of stuff you can use the UI clients don’t always wrap into UI. Things like post-commit hooks, etc make the command line way more pure and powerful. Here’s […]