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Results of a restless mind late at night.

Data Underload #24 – My Candy

One pound for them. Nine pounds for you. Happy Halloween. Watch out for flaming bags of dog poo on your doorstep.…

Unemployment rates over this past year

I took a look at unemployment rates about a year ago, and I got to wondering if it’s changed at all over the past year. Not really. It’s still stuck…

FlowingData book in the works

You read that right. There’s going to be a FlowingData book, published by the fine folks at Wiley. With all the books out there about design methods and best type…

Exploring the Reach of Firefox

Once every blue moon I like to freelance as a short break from school work, and a few months back I got an email from Mozilla that basically said, “Hey…

Do Movie Sequels Live Up to Their Originals?

The third installment of Pixar’s Toy Story is making a killing at the box office (rightfully so, because it’s Pixar-tastic), but not all trilogies have the same luck. They can’t…

Data Underload #21: Exit Strategy

If my wife, the physician, has taught me anything, it’s that everything that has to do with the human body has a medical term or classification for it – and…

Data Underload: One Thousand Posts

On June 25, 2007 I published the first FlowingData post. Today, here is the one thousandth. I asked what I should do for this special occasion and pretty much everyone…

Data Underload #19: First Date vs. Reality TV First Date

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Data Underload #18 – Sleep Schedule

According to WebMD, for 1- to 4-week-olds: “Since newborns do not yet have an internal biological clock, or circadian rhythm, their sleep patterns are not related to the daylight and…

Data Underload #17: Famous Movie Quotes, p. 2

Carpe diem. Seize the data, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.…

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam's Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.

Data Underload #16 – What’s that smell?

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.…

Data Underload #15 – Life Simile

You never know what you gonna get. Life is also known to be like: a box of crayons, a park, a taxi, the surf, falling in love, a bowl of…

Data Underload #14 – Popeil Pitch

As corny as the Ronco infomercials are, you can’t help but stop and watch late at night. It’s all about the “set it, and forget it” showtime rotisserie. Here’s to…

Data Underload #13 – Corned Beef Recipe

For as far back as I can remember, I've always had corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day, or at least on the week of.