Hacking the Coffee Maker – Caffeine Viewer

The colmeia group recently installed their Caffeine Viewer project where they hacked their coffee maker to log their “insane coffee consumption” in real-time. Every time a person presses a button on the coffee maker data are logged, but there’s a slight twist – the data are available to everyone via the caffeinated API. That’s some serious self-surveillance. There are also a few visualizations, but mainly, they invite others to create their own.

Hacking the coffee maker:

Caffeine arcs:

How much coffee do you drink every day? More importantly, if you saw how much coffee you drink per year, would you cut back?



Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …

Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it’s time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.