this week i

finished reading how to buy a condominium or townhouse, and have written up all of my notes here.

attribute starbucks' success to their preparation of your drink before you reach the cashier.

found this interactive age distribution violin plot, and for more than just the united states.

dug up the video that made me love johnny cash.

made sushi for some friends. am out of practice.

am trying to get in the habit of buttoning my back wallet pocket. tired of wearing a chain, would like to keep my never-been-pick-pocketed streak alive.

wondered about the evolutionary advantage of a zebra's stripes. zebras have stripes because lions are colorblind?

figured out how to calculate my ten-, fifteen-, and twenty-thousandth day on earth in r. i crossed the 10,000th day marker earlier this year while in palestine, but now i've cemented my calculations in simple r code -

observed at the 2010 r conference.

listened to statisticians preach never to cut continuous variables into categorical ones.

learned that the most important concept in statistical analysis of social networks like facebook is no longer the unit, but the diode - the paired connection between two units.

discovered that plinko has a practical application in mathematics.

saw levon helm on the drums at wolftrap. his bout with throat cancer cut into his yodeling.

enjoyed the black keys, but can hear the lead singer's voice better in the recording studio.