14-day rolling average of U.S. daily COVID-19 deaths

Is the US in trouble from COVID? A thread.

I originally published this on Facebook, but threading is terrible, so I’m putting it here to preserve some coherence. Also, slightly edited for this format. Here is the original. TL;DR — I don’t know but it doesn’t look good. The 14-day average number of daily deaths is well off its peak in the US, even […]

Image of the first continental congress

Representation for U.S. Expats

U.S. Expats Need Congressional Representation “Taxation without representation” was one of the thoughts at the forefront of the American experiment. The Times (UK) just published an article [subscription required] suggesting that the UK’s Liberal Democrats are proposing that British expats have their own seats in Parliament.

svn apache mediatemple dv 4.0 how to

Sometimes, things which seem like they shouldn’t be that hard actually aren’t that hard, but it’s hard to figure out how easy they are. Configuring Subversion to run over Apache on a MediaTemple dv 4.0 server is one of those things. It’s actually pretty easy, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, then finding […]

an image of the cover of the novel "1984" over the American flag, with the text "Do we really want this as our instruction manual?"

Is The Great Experiment Ending?

E pluribus unum Annuit cœptis Novus ordo seclorum Those words — out of many, one; our undertakings have been approved; a new order of the ages — connoted an unprecedented national optimism, and foretold what has unquestionably turned out to be a new order of the ages. Fifteen years of literal blood, sweat, and tears […]

A wordle based tag cloud

Fun Internet Tool of The Day — Improving Tag Clouds

I know I haven’t written anything in a while, and I hate to come back with something less than substantive, but this is a fun tool I’ve just discovered. If you’re tired of boring old tag clouds and want to see more like the above, then it’s time to check out wordle (in the above […]