Category Archives: Pseudorandom

Taking a Week Off

Hey all – I have no backlog, and I’ve been doing so much writing for work that I’m a little burned out at the moment.  I’m taking the week to build up a backlog and enjoy the writing I’m doing … Continue reading

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Linearly Related Units and Significant Digits

Last week, I made the claim that the significant digits of a measurement are not dependent on the units that you use to measure.  Today, I want to look at this from the point of view of units that are … Continue reading

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Are Significant Digits Unit Dependent?

A while back, I had a discussion with our development team about significant figures.  Specifically, the discussion centered around where they were going to go to lunch and when they were going to leave.  Someone piped in with, “Right here, … Continue reading

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The Future of Shopping

I heard the other day at work that Amazon would be opening physical stores.  As my coworkers were talking about how they would work, I couldn’t help but think of this old e-Commerce commercial:

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Life is Like a Pair of Cellists

I came across this video as I occasionally check to see what the 2Cellos are up to, as well as if Avicii has any new interesting videos out.  Somehow, this hit the confluence of the two, and I found it … Continue reading

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Some Real Vehicle Metrics

I posted a while back that my car provided me monthly metrics, but that they weren’t quite enough for what I really wanted out of car metrics.  To try to get at what I was really interested in, I picked … Continue reading

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Dream: Giant Parking Structures

I had a dream where I was in charge of helping some colleagues find their way around Grand Junction.  There was some event going on in town (an unspecific place), and they were all intent on exploring afterward.  We all … Continue reading

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Vehicle Metrics

As I’m getting used to my vehicle, I was pretty excited about owning it for a full month, and getting my first metrics e-mail.  As you all probably know, I’m something of a data geek – I love my spreadsheets … Continue reading

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Taking a Vacation (Is Hard)

A couple of weeks ago, I had a vacation planned – I was going to go to Yellowstone with some friends for a week of camping, hiking, and doing a small amount of touristy stuff.  Unfortunately, the part of my … Continue reading

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Breaking In My New Vehicle

I recently bought a new vehicle, and one of the things that surprised me was the need to break in the engine and drivetrain for the first thousand miles.  The salesman that sold me the car mentioned that I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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