General Reading for 08/14/2017

The Obelisk Gate, The Expanse, Arrival lead the 75th annual Hugo Awards | Announcing the 75th annual Hugo Award winners “The 75th annual Hugo Awards—the award for science fiction fans and the books and shows they love—have recently been announced. The big-ticket winner, for Best Novel, was The Obelisk Gate by N.K.…

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General Reading for 05/31/2017

Read Mary Meeker’s essential 2017 Internet Trends report | TechCrunch “This is the best way to get up to speed on everything going on in tech. Kleiner Perkins venture partner Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is essentially the state of the union for the technology industry. The widely anticipated…

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Coding topics for 05/28/2017

Programming languages in highest demand – Business Insider “Here are the programming languages you should learn if you always want to have a job, as suggested by the popular TIOBE Index, the Redmonk Programming Language Rankings, and the annual Stack Overflow developer survey.” tags:coding python programming Python Meets Plato: Why…

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General Reading for 04/23/2017 – Hummingbird & Gardening Edition

Parks Brothers Plants that Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds | Parks Brothers Greenhouses “This first list is a list of annual plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  Annuals are plants that not cold hardy and will have to be replaced every year (that is they will not come back next year).”…

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2017 Adirondack Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden

I just planted two of the perennials that will go into my Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden, US zip code 12927. The Phlox paniculata Blue Paradise and Salvia x sylvestris May Night were both bare root plants so they could go in now in late April. The other plants in the…

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Small Farm Reading for 03/24/2017

A Small-Scale Organic Farmer Wants You to Know a Few Things – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency “No, I won’t give you thirty dollars worth of produce for five bucks just because it’s the end of the market day and you are operating under the delusion that I will do anything to…

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General Reading for 03/16/2016

Wegmans a ‘gamechanger’ in Finger Lakes agriculture “Wegmans is more than brick-and-mortar grocery stores, more than a Fortune 500 enterprise with $7.9 billion in annual sales and some 45,000 employees across New York and five other states. The Gates-based retailer — rated the No. 1 grocery store in America by Consumer Reports — is “a gamechanger,” said Susan Brown, associate…

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General Reading for 03/13/2016

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map “The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.” tags: cl…

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“Considering New Data Sources” for the UN Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics

Here is my brief presentation “Considering New Data Sources” for the 2nd Annual United Nations Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics in Abu Dhabi, delivered on 20 October, 2015, as part of the panel “The Big Data Landscape 2015 -2020.”

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What I’m Reading on 09/11/2015

Application Developers Alliance releases its first annual developer insights report – SD Times “The Application Developers Alliance wants to help the software development industry make smarter decisions by finding out what inspires developers. The Alliance, in partnership with research firm IDC, has announced Developer Insights Report: A Global Survey of…

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