Last night I made major progress on making charts of my skateboarding data. I figured out how to iterate through a data frame of trick data and make a chart that would include any N numbers of tricks. Whereas before I only knew how to hard-code which tricks are used. So now I can refine the upstream processes so the charts can be used more regularly :) #data #dataviz
The total cost of this regulation-induced sprawl in the United States may be enormous. According to one study, if just three cities – New York City, San Jose and San Francisco – loosened their rules against building denser housing to the national average level of restrictiveness, millions would move to jobs that made the best use of their skills and total US GDP would be 8.9% higher. This would translate into average American wages being $8,775 higher per year.
I've rediscovered my love of fake (and funny) Confucius sayings. 😂
I love how simultaneously irreverent and reverent it is towards #philosophy to attribute funny sayings to philosophers.
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Part of my irritation is watching folks expect / demand that people go back in person. Sorry, but I'm not even going to entertain that until COVID isn't in the headlines anymore. We're already seeing the downsides of this with travelling circus of The Olympics, and that's with a nation and the IOC making [an attempt at | paying lip service to ] safety of their charges. And we're finding that it isn't working. What makes us think that this will work at-scale?
"[Tokyo 2020 is the] first Olympics at which the medals are made entirely from recycled metals. This graphic takes a closer look at their composition and how the metals to make them were amassed."
It's funny how finally articulating your question(s) to an expert, especially with the hope of them helping you with it, leads you to figure out a likely solution(s).
I sent a question to some experts in quant and right as/after I hit the send button I got what feels like the solution. Don't worry, I wrote it down! (Here in the EDIT section, if you're curious: https://reddit.com/r/statistics/comments/ooofof/weekly_rstatistics_discussion_what_problems/h6a8p1d)
Now I'm second-guessing whether the idea is a complete failure for me. There are reasons to believe it wouldn't be as tedious with a custom system, since when I was logging this with pen and paper I figured out ways to do it and still have fun.
I made a simple prototype of my idea for a skateboarding trick logging system using a free mobile app that lets you setup databases. After trying to use it a bit, I've figured out that my idea for a web app that does the same thing would be very tedious to use without a lot of additional designing and engineering (learning on my part) in its current, rudimentary form. Yay for less expensive (in terms of time and effort) methods of testing ideas! I'll write up my learnings soon.
I'm gonna try watching the Olympics this year. I've never really been able to watch it aside from small moments here and there. Skateboarding is included as a sport in this Olympics and it'll be interesting to see how it plays out. There's a ton more sports that I want to watch, too, though.
Sports TV usually feels so expensive to watch, so this feels like a fun opportunity to get my fill of sports for a while. 😅
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