How Many Times Did You Wash That Dish?

Updated to compare the put clean dishes on bottom option! I put dishes away a lot – every day, it seems. From time to time I wonder – should I put the clean dishes on the bottom, in order to make sure I use them evenly? Or does it really matter – I do use […]

Thomas Jefferson – wow.

Maira Kalman pulls out a beautiful work, again, for us in the Times. Jefferson is one 0f a kind – this example just stuck out for me as evidence for his, well, uniqueness. This chart of vegetable availability in Washington, DC, was evidently based on Jefferson’s observations over the eight years that he was president. […]

A world of $40 plug-sized computers… warning: geekery

NY Times poses an interesting question of the day: What would you do with a $40 Linux computer the size of a three-prong plug adapter? The article goes on to imagine what would happen if you had an array of little computers everywhere because they were so cheap. Some ideas: file servers, e-mail filtering/processing gateways, […]

FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Will Iowans Uphold Gay Marriage?

More intriguing stuff from good old Nate Silver … this time, estimating when a state’s population might be ready for gay marriage, or at least ready not to ban it. Given the complexity of political processes in a lot of these places – rural domination, different constitutional structures, etc. – I wouldn’t venture to say […]