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Stats, Data, and Rock & Roll

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I think Facebook thinks I’m a bot. William Steffey and I are putting some serious focus on promoting his music this year. Running ads on Instagram is the first part of that. A Facebook business account comes with a lot of data, so surely I can use my statistical background to get us some sort […]

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Priority Shift

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I was planning on a big catch-up post for today, then I got a call yesterday evening about a temp job starting this morning. I made two posters over the weekend, and I have so much to say about the process – instead, I’m brushing the lint off my pants suit and packing a sandwich. […]

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The weekend got away from me

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Things started well enough yesterday. I researched Henderson Bromstad Art Co, and started work on a self-portrait with text. They do a lot of chunky shapes filled with text. Things that look like linocuts, lots of bold colors, messy edges, overlap, repetition. My plan was to make something for the front page of this site, […]

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Going to need a bigger boat.

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I was planning to do a follow-up post with my list of projects from Evernote. That would be easier said than done. The attached image shows some, but not all of my lists. Instead of overwhelming you with all of this nonsense. I’m going to dig in on my own and pick a few to […]

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Relaunch, Step 1

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Hi, all. Last week, I started working through the book Relaunch You, by Catherine Morgan. I’m trying very hard to make my job search work and a big part of that is figuring out what I really want and focusing on it. I brainstormed on the first set of questions and, here, I’m going to […]

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New Project: Conversational Python

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As I’m trying to learn Python, I try to go to coding Meetups and other events. When I go, however, I’m hit with so many things that I don’t understand that people are discussing so casually. It makes me feel like I’ll never get there. Meanwhile, the coding books and tutorials move so slowly and […]

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Shawl Math

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I had a phone call with a potential employer the other day and I found myself trying to explain one of the ways that I use my mathematical and forecasting skills in a situation where someone else might not recognize the opportunity. They make perfect sense in my head, but sound a little bit rambling […]

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Happy 2017!!!

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Happy New Year, Friend!* Enough people have pointed out what a maddening year 2016 was, so I won’t dwell on that. Instead, I’m focused on the future, and that includes making the effort to stay in touch with you. For those who don’t know, I left my insurance career a few years ago to go […]