this week i

watched the shoestring first-person katrina documentary trouble in the water.

wrote an algorithm to calculate grouped weighted means using sql in r, paving the way for analysis of huge survey data sets with free statistical software and limited computing resources.

found a readable discussion of good statistical programming practices.

a person does not really understand something until he can teach it to a computer

your program should not explode, or worse, produce plausible nonsense, but should instead complain noticeably and informatively

insufficiently documented software is indistinguishable from magic

saw u2 in baltimore.

beat minesweeper.

hit a language families gem on wikipedia.

got an awesome postcard.

am infinitely pleased by the new cigarette warning labels.

have gotten into deadwood.  best line so far: "announcin your plans is a good way to hear god laugh."