Teen Mom played our first show in months, at the Rock and Roll Hotel in DC. I’m yielding bass guitar duties to the much-more-experienced Omar, and taking up guitar again. So far I’ve avoided collecting more than one guitar and one amp for this task, but we’ll see how that lasts.
Brett did a great remix of our track I Wanna Go Out.
I talked TileMill at OpenVisConf, iD and Carto and OpenStreetMap at FOSS4G NA. My big index of presentations is growing but luckily so is the percentage of reusable slides. Used pig for these presentations (except for TileMill at OpenVisConf) and felt pretty okay with it.
Been sketching a bit, and posting sketches to my new Instagram account.
Also working on a few visualizations for an upcoming web publication.
So many good things this month.
- Launch by Paul Ford.
- William S Burroughs and David Bowie
- Drawing Dynamic Visualizations by the eminent Bret Victor
- You and Your Research by Richard Hamming
- Calling it Quits
- The Martian Chronicles - very early science fiction recommended by Andy; relatively bizarre structure and the future is the same, except for rockets
- Narrative Visualization: Telling Stories With Data by the eminent Jeffrey Heer.
- Everything on Handprint.com - especially the brain-melting section on colors. For a less brain-melting color article, read Charlie Lloyd’s On rainbows.
- Snowden’s No One In Control
- Unreleased Teen Mom Tracks
- The National’s Trouble Will Find Me
- Greenland’s Evil Spring
This month Father Lasch, whose site I built a long, long time ago and somehow still runs, and who was a great leader at my middle school, got in The New York Times for being a leading force for transparency and accountability in the local Catholic Church. Hats off to him.
The National Day of Civic Hacking conflicted with the aforementioned concert with Snowden, and thus I wasn’t able to attend. But, open source worked this time around - Lou Huang, Eric Mill, and Keith Ivey all made awesome improvements to the projects.