Apr 17, 2015

Acceptable Terms

An initial proposal has been made to the city of Providence and state of Rhode Island to keep the PawSox in Rhode Island and move them to a new stadium along the river in Providence.

The team is proposing that they privately finance all of the construction costs of the ...

Jan 23, 2015

A PostgreSQL Cheat Sheet for OSX and R

I keep this on my desktop.


brew install postgresql
initdb /usr/local/var/postgres -E utf8
gem install lunchy
### Start postgres with lunchy
mkdir -p ~/Library/LaunchAgents
cp /usr/local/Cellar/postgresql/9.3.3/homebrew.mxcl.postgresql.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/

Setup DB from SQL file:

### Setup DB
lunchy ...

Jan 11, 2015

Taking Control

Severing My Daemon

When I was in high school, I piggy-backed on a friend’s website to host a page for my band. We could post pictures, show locations and dates, lyrics, and pretend like we produced music people cared about. It was mostly a fun way for me to ...

Nov 28, 2014

The Power Of Sound

It has been said a thousand times before, but I feel the need to say it again. So much of what Star Wars got right was creating a fully realized, fascinating world. As much as stunning visual effects that have largely stood the test of time were a part of ...

Nov 28, 2014

Amazon Creating A Services Marketplace Online

A few thoughts:

  1. This is a very interesting way to take advantage of a number of existing Amazon technologies—primarily their payment processing and review system.
  2. Services are an increasingly important part of the economy and is less subject to commoditization. This is Amazon dipping into a massive growth area ...