Not everything your mother told you is true.
–my CompSci 101 professor, when a student insisted that, without exception, every 4th year was a leap year
the idea For a hobby project, I needed to generate thousands folders and sub-folders and sub-sub-folders based on calendar dates within a range.
Ninety percent of baseball is mental; the other half is physical. – Yogi Berra
Baseball is a beautiful game of data-driven micro-strategy executed on the field by real-life chess pieces, who spring into action to chase down a fly ball or to sprint around the diamond.
As a parent of small kids, and especially as a scientist parent, you search for patterns in a universe without patterns. This realization led me not try to collect data, but instead hand-draw a series of data visualizations about family, parenting, and the dream of a work-life balance.
In my definition of Open Anything, “open” is an imperative verb.
Unless you are an academic publisher, you’re probably not a big fan of for-profit academic publishing.
The business model of many journals is to charge the authors publication fees, and then charge the readers access fees.
I’m not a skydiver. I never got a license. It’s been ten years since I did my fifteen measly jumps.
But those few weeks of ground school, pre-instructed then video-analyzed jumps, and those several thousand bucks, provided both professional and personal lessons that I’ve thought about nearly every day since then – and hopefully put to some use.
I’ve made a huge mistake (in my professional life) Eighteen months ago I quit my full-time job to follow my dreams and launch a startup. At the time, my boss offered my same job but part-time (2 days per week, or 40%).