Flickr Operations Engineer Manager on Graphs and Data Obsession

Posted to Quotes  |  Nathan Yau

We’re quite addicted to data pr0n here at Flickr. We’ve got graphs for pretty much everything, and add graphs all of the time.

— John Allspaw, Operations Engineering Manager at Flickr

[via O’Reilly Radar | Thanks, Jodi]

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Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

This is an American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.

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.