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I create experiences that take data and make it useful to people. I have a particular interest in datasets based on human experiences, such as cultural collections and people-driven processes, as well as looking at why things happen and the impact of decisions based on data.

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Latest Posts

📝 Site Analytics for Job Applications

As a recent grad trying to find a job, any information I can get to help my job search is valuable. By tracking site traffic, I can try to measure whether recruiters are getting past my resume.

(30 Sep, 2020 - 5 min)

📈 Chartem Ipsum

Integrating as many declarative visualization libraries as I can into Markdown.

(14 Sep, 2020)

📈 Hybrid Clouds

Since I haven’t posted about servers in a while, I thought I’d take a look at how I’m utilizing a hybrid cloud for my infrastructure.

(12 Aug, 2020)

📝 Email Security

To combat spam there are three methods that email uses nowadays for verification. These measures prevent spammers from impersonating you and getting you in trouble (such as ending up on a blocklist). Let’s look at what they are and how to safely implement them.

(2 Jul, 2020 - 8 min)

📝 2020 First Half Retrospective

I haven’t posted here much in this year, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing things. Here’s what’s gone up so far this year:

(30 Jun, 2020 - 2 min)

🥞 Jello Experiment

The Great Pancake Experiment, but with jello… and I used roommates as taste testers.

(24 May, 2020)

🥞 Seltzer Experiments

The Great Pancake Experiment, but with seltzer… and I used roommates as blind taste testers.

(11 May, 2020)

📈 SI Collection Stats

Visualizations of the Smithsonian Institution’s collections. All data is from Smithsonian Open Access.

(30 Apr, 2020)

📝 Building a metadata API & Search

Schema.org is a semantic, structured way to write metadata, and also part of how Google understands your site’s content.

(19 Apr, 2020 - 4 min)

📈 My Site API shown via Mermaid

I recently learned about mermaid.js, a library for declarative charts that’s Markdown-friendly. I wanted to play with it, so here we are.

(19 Apr, 2020)