I could not get this exchange between JK Rowling and Elon Musk from yesterday out of my head.Read More »
Like many people, I downloaded TikTok at the beginning of quarantine on the recommendation of one of my friends. Immediately, the app figured out what I liked – parkour, fitness, mindfulness, but also science, skincare, and deadpan humor clips.
It was terrifying.Read More »
The probability of you winning is low, but the probability of someone winning is high. The paradox of the lottery.
It’s a scary time right now. Many people are losing their jobs, unemployment is past 20%, there is a global pandemic, and there doesn’t appear to be a clear path back to normalcy.
But the lottery is still being played in most states, with modifications. I know a few different people who play the lottery, and I was surprised to hear that they were still playing the game, despite it all. But as I thought about it more, the more sense it made (or so I thought).Read More »
I think that there are some lessons from game theory that can apply here.
Disclaimer: this is not a political article, I have no opinion on any of the candidates below, and none of this is written in support of any candidate over another.Read More »
- What you listen to influences your emotional state
- It’s interesting to use music choices as a chance for reflection on the past
- A R I Z O N A is a great band
I have been trying to figure out what to write about for a long time. Everything felt wrong or off that was outside of COVID-19, and I truly can’t contribute to that conversation, as much as I would like to. Not a virologist. Not an epidemiologist. I had a Waffle House dataset that I was going to use to model expected virus impact via number of store closures, but that felt wrong (if anyone wants it, reach out).Read More »
“A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really…”Do the stars gaze back?” Now, that’s a question.”Source: Neil Gaiman
I do not have the words for what is currently happening.
There is so much uncertainty. It is almost crushing, the sheer weight of the unknown. I didn’t realize that it would be so heavy. I didn’t understand how much I relied on knowledge, on the fact that today would at least be similar to tomorrow, that yesterday was like today, and that this would repeat indefinitely.
I didn’t realize how much I was taking for granted.Read More »
I remember 2008. I was 11. I remember being worried about gas prices. I remember not going on vacation. I remember things being tense. I could feel the stress that surrounded me.Read More »