The night began as most do with a threat of rain combined with a searing sun. Given the right angle, you can regularly find a brilliant rainbow. Scurrying through the sprinkles, I made it to my favorite downtown food spot, Lunchbox, which specializes in Latin and Asian-style tacos. I’m partial to the fried flounder whenContinue reading “Gainesville: Rainbow World shouts down Dove World”
Let it be known far and wide that my little sis is a Rock Star. If our family had an official crest, the motto would read something like her concluding quote: “I set my goal, and I refused to back down.”
I lost some time this afternoon to this site: http://www.walkscore.com After checking through all the places I’ve lived, it seems to do a pretty good job. I’m skeptical about the overall rating of cities, but the neighborhood-by-neighborhood assessments are right on the money. At some point down the road I’ll have to look into theContinue reading “More fun with visualization … Walkability”
Who says I’m too busy to stop and smell the flowers? I happened across this Magnolia tree in Victorian Village yesterday. The gorgeous aroma filled an entire block.
Computers and algorithms may be getting faster, cheaper and easier, but they simply cannot handle a blind search through the eight-or-more-dimensional parameter space. — Squires, T. M., Messinger, R. J., & Manalis, S. R. (2008). Making it stick: convection, reaction and diffusion in surface-based biosensors. Nature Biotechnology, 26(4), 417–426. From the same article is oneContinue reading “My recent career in a sentence …”
I recently came across this great quote from Ira Glass concerning the early stages of creative work. [quote style=”boxed”]Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the firstContinue reading “Some unsolicited advice on creativity”
Photo source. In my reading about “Exit Through the Gift Shop” I’ve learned that Banksy paid a visit to post-Katrina New Orleans. You can find all sorts of images on Flickr and I think my favorite is the time-lapse photo above. When you see other photographs of the same mural (is that what I shouldContinue reading “Banksy in New Orleans”