this week i

released many months of work: how to map complex sample survey data.

crossed one thousand commits on github, arbitrary.

watched the first ten episodes of 1975's saturday night live.  none topped the first: billy preston, andy kaufman's famous mighty mouse skit, and george carlin hosting.  richard pryor's lineup still relevant.

do you ever look at the crowds in old movies and wonder if they're dead yet?

woke up tuesday morning to chicken bones strewn all over the kitchen floor.  thought, "wow mbaye must have been really drunk last night."  wednesday early morning, opened the door to my room, and a scampering cat startled me as it dashed between the front bars of our open-air apartment.  chicken bones on the floor again.  oh.

elect boubacar the best name.  a lot going on here, but you have to pay attention..

only now noticed the bananas outside my window

just two dudes hanging out of focus

we both must have positively-charged hair

throwback from when the city was named dahorse scenic.

will miss andrea.  she tagged along while i went to buy a coca cola today.  at the store fridge, she motions for some milk.  i show her juicebox #1, juicebox #2, then pull out the little carton.  i stand up to pay for everything, but she reaches for the milk, starts to whine.  i ask her to wait, she gets louder.  a few more asks, she doesn't stop, i put the milk back, howling now.  i (monster) pay for my coke and reach for her hand to walk home, not a chance.  tantrum blocking other customers from register.  i pick her up, she pounds my chest, the white man with screaming african toddler rubbernecking puts the gnarliest 495 collision to shame.  we're safely in our building, i put her down, walk away, she cries till i'm out of sight, follows me, sees me, resumes crying, repeat till she's back in the apartment.  naptime.  when she woke up, things were right as rain.  fuckin' kids.

went thataway.


this week i

estimated and then mapped small area affordable care act signupsesri e-mailed me to ask how i'd made that map.  a one-letter response.

completed after more than a year: instructions for the national longitudinal surveys.  until i convinced them to release these files, nobody could calculate a confidence interval.  not just sloppy, unacceptable.  millions over decades, and users weren't able to run a t-test.  all forgiven now.

took the kids to the jungle gym, seven in a cab..

..amazing how quiet and polite young children can be when there's dessert at stake.

worry that the american media mixes stenography and hyperbole.  assertive quantitative journalism is the only way.

watched the corner.  intractable, insane.

the veterans of creative suffering

i ain't about to give up dope, coke, and mr. goodbar all at once.

need reinforcements.  out of the good flossers.  malarone every 36 hours.  glasses won't screw in.  line of pixels busted..

..but that's the price.