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Flint water, Zip codes, and the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem:
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6 hours ago
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🚴 up near Chabot 🚴
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yesterday
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in 2012 we were getting it from the Voting Info Project, but they don’t seem to publish this data anymore…
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RT : Microservice architecture visualized
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RT : MBAs as CEOs: short-term benefits with dramatic long-term negative outcomes.
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yesterday
MBAs as CEOs: Some troubling evidence | Henry Mintzberg
RT : MBAs as CEOs: short-term benefits with dramatic long-term negative outcomes.
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ACCESS NYC
catching up on good things: huge congrats to & team on the launch of & its API …
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2 days ago
Benefits and Programs API | NYC Open Data
catching up on good things: huge congrats to & team on the launch of & its API …
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2 days ago
(429) https://twitter.com/i/web/status/845264592439853056
Black ppl are the only taxpayers who are never supposed to hold any governing body or institution accountable for a…
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2 days ago
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hey I have some more precinct geometries for you
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3 days ago
ahca-district-maps/AHCA Impact by Congressional District.csv at gh-pages · laurenancona/ahca-district-maps · GitHub
RT : Or while I'm working on getting choropleth working, here's some of the raw data I've compiled as a CSV:
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3 days ago
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Trump pushed investigation into wiretaps leading to 🇷🇺 operatives & hopefully his own ouster, essentially falling o…
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4 days ago
OpenAddresses — Coverage
RT : Curious about our coverage? put together a per-country breakdown of our data so far:
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4 days ago
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Found a better world map.
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4 days ago
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Check out this right bracket, though.
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4 days ago
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You should schedule a fight with your "clients" for this period. It happens every time.
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4 days ago
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Is it me, or does this diverging color scheme seem to make the chart say the opposite of the data?
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5 days ago
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I really hope the thing and are building involves mining old tweets from new public figures
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6 days ago
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If you're making a map about access to abortion, don't just use pink. —
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6 days ago
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Oh hey, made GIFs of different plans. Here are some balanced tract-based ones.
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6 days ago
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Generating random legislative district plans for Wisconsin, from data and election records:…
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6 days ago
ETH - International Conflict Research - EPR 2014
“EPR v.1.1 identifies all politically relevant ethnic groups and their access to state power … from 1946 to 2013.”
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8 days ago
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well you've outdone me; the best we ever did was Million Air.
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9 days ago
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I've made a terrible mistake
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9 days ago
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RT : Note to self: Never wear a green tie on TV.
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10 days ago
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RT : I can't keep up with the progress being made and on this project!…
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10 days ago
Acing the technical interview
“What else are lists,” you reply, your eyes flashing, darting nervously, “But alternatives?”

Thanks, :
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10 days ago
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Love Gwiozda's work with spatial data
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11 days ago
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He's talking about the Trail of Tears which kills 35% of the Native Americans illegally removed and left us with to…
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11 days ago
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RT : this ruling blocking the travel ban is amazing.
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11 days ago
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"My dad helped me install GDAL"
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11 days ago
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🚴 riding up Tunnel at night 🚴
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11 days ago
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<cautiously loads popcorn into the whirly-pop, but doesn't turn on the heat yet>
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12 days ago
Lack of Uber produces elite meltdown at SXSW.
"a happy reliance on Uber has blinded a whole group of influential Americans to a real mobility crisis" via
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12 days ago
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RT : Two lonely nodes, named m55 and m62, oscillating over the Nevada desert
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14 days ago
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Since prospect theory, the Republican trust in free choice is no longer compatible with economics:…
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14 days ago
Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump - NYTimes.com
"'It can’t happen here' could not be depended on: Anything could happen anywhere, given the circumstances."
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14 days ago
Complexity and Strategy
“This perspective does cause one to turn a somewhat jaundiced eye towards claims of amazing breakthroughs with new technologies. Managed code was one that we argued about for a long time during this period. Leveraging open source also has some of the same dynamics. What I found is that advocates for these new technologies tended to confuse the productivity benefits of working on a small code base (small N essential complexity due to fewer feature interactions and small N cost for features that scale with size of codebase) with the benefits of the new technology itself — efforts using a new technology inherently start small so the benefits get conflated. Additionally, these new technologies (Java, C#, NodeJS is the latest one) start out with a much more functional initial set of base libraries and rich frameworks, certainly compared to what we saw in C and C++ and in the early days of either Mac or Windows application development.
In terms of our Functionality/Cost curves, this means that you push that curve significantly up the functionality axis at the start. This can create confusion for technical managers about whether you have simply translated a curve that still has the same fundamental shape or whether you have changed something significant about the shape or slope of the curve itself. This is especially true in an environment where every disciple of a new technology is singing its praises to the heavens. In actual practice, if the product stays small, you can essentially “book” that initial productivity gain — a clear win. If the product starts to grow complex — and you can predict that fairly directly by looking at the size of the development team — then costs will come to be dominated by that increasing feature interaction and essential complexity. Project after project has demonstrated there is nothing about language or underlying technical infrastructure that changes that fundamental curve.
The dynamic you see with especially long-lived code bases like Office is that the amount of framework code becomes dominated over time by the amount of application code and in fact frameworks over time get absorbed into the overall code base. The framework typically fails to evolve along the path required by the product — which leads to the general advice “you ship it, you own it”. This means that you eventually pay for all that code that lifted your initial productivity. So “free code” tends to be “free as in puppy” rather than “free as in beer”.
None of this argues against “lean startups” or “minimal viable products” or any of the other approaches that focus on accelerating the process of finding the right product/market fit or feature viability. Continuous agile delivery is a fundamental change in development process because it removes the horrendous friction and delay between feature development and feature use. (There are other benefits as well but again worth a separate post.) But continuous delivery does not change anything about the essential complexity I am discussing here except so far as it helps prevent the team from building features that increase complexity but do not add user value. The highest cost feature you can build is the one that is not used or valued — your cost / benefit ratio is infinite. You continue paying to integrate with that useless feature as you build every additional feature from that point forward.”
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15 days ago
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We are closing out week one of the election precincts geodata project from , and making great progress…
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15 days ago
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🚴 afternoon trip up a hill 🚴
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17 days ago
Spring into cycling with Mapzen's new bike map · Mapzen
RT : We made a bike map! Routes are categorized into three tiers and colors based on safety.
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17 days ago
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RT : We made a bike map! Routes are categorized into three tiers and colors based on safety.
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17 days ago
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Ok so this account used to be for Dumptruck the derby announcer. And now it seems to be about.. dump trucks.
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17 days ago
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RT : this is the future that raccoons want
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18 days ago
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We recently crossed 400m addresses in , and the project is about to turn three years old!…
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19 days ago
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RT : Folks ask if we collect precinct geodata, too. We don't b/c it's a huge task. is on it:…
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20 days ago
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RT : This is what posthuman civilization will look like.
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20 days ago
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RT : We're getting daily updates on Donald Trump's current mood but it's women who are too emotional to be President?
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20 days ago
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Transbay rising, Sutter & Sansome edition.
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21 days ago
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SF's spinny bar is getting some work done
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21 days ago
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🚴 St. Albert's has always seemed like a bit much for Oakland 🚴
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21 days ago
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🚴 Broadway Terrace is a murderous climb 🚴
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21 days ago
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Sounds right up are of interest now...
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21 days ago
baby steps towards measuring the efficiency gap (tecznotes)
Followup on the Efficiency Gap and legislative redistricting:

tl;dr: the math and maps are…
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22 days ago
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Followup on the Efficiency Gap and legislative redistricting:

tl;dr: the math and maps are…
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22 days ago
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Big cities had 1s and 2s in area codes so most people could spend less time dialing.
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