and some change

  • Bit of an update on Animurecs

    It’s been a long time since I talked about this, but I’ve been re-writing Animurecs in PHP, having gotten fed up with feeling like I was working around Rails to get things done.

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  • ECLS-K: A General Overview

    So I’m taking classes this winter and spring; finally on track to finish my BA in math. One of the classes I’m taking is an intro sociology class - one of the overarching goals of the course is to understand the interplay between parenting and education, and how these two factors help children become successful later in life.

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  • Detecting Subcommunities Within Social Networks

    I’ve been an active member of an online social forum called End of the Internet for a few years now. The site is particularly interesting because it’s both closed off to the public and has been relatively long-lived despite the lack of new users; the active posters on the site have been around since the site’s founding in early 2004, and watching the topics of discussion shift as the userbase grows and ages has been really interesting.

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  • Anything Can Be Made to Sound Silly

    Representative Jeff Flake (R-Ariz) led a House vote on Thursday to pass an amendment prohibiting the NSF from funding political science research.

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  • Budgets and Rational Allocation

    Suzy Khimm ran an article today about an interesting study done by the Center for Public Integrity showing that, contrary to commonly-held beliefs about party values and lines, Democrat and Republican citizens alike would choose to cut huge swaths of the defense budget:

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  • A Brief Status Update on Where I'm At

    I’m currently with my parents for the weekend, and things have been really busy. As a result I haven’t had the time to write this post I’ve been turning over in my head; trust me, though, if we’re at all acquainted it’s worth the wait.

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  • Treating Your Opponents Like Human Beings

    I recently came across Science-Based Medicine, which is an absolute treasure trove of articles about a plethora of topics in medicine written by an all-star lineup of physicians in a variety of fields.

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  • More Links! I'll Be Writing at Length Tomorrow

    Last day of links for now. I’ll be on a bus tomorrow for about eight hours from 3PM to 11PM, so I’ll make up for lost time and content then.

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  • Links! Links for Everyone!

    Holy god I’ve been ridiculously busy today. Believe me, there’s good reason for why there’s no blogpost today. I’ll have plenty of time either tomorrow or the day after to type up a couple to make up for it.

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  • Startups and the Homeless

    So today an interesting headline passed across my feed - yesterday the Washington Post [ran an article](http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/hacking-home lessness-san-franciscans-hope-startup-approach-can-ease-neighborhoods-problems/2012/05/05/gIQAS8p43T_story.html) detailing the efforts made by startups as part of a hackaton to ease the suffering of San Francisco’s homeless.

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