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Please join us for the virtual launch of Data Visualization In Society, an open access book edited by Martin Engebretsen and Helen Kennedy, and published by Amsterdam University Press. The launch will take place online on Wednesday 6th May at 4pm UK time. eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-visual

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I've really enjoyed lurking on the Future of Coding slack (ever since discovering the FoC Podcast over the summer). I feel like an interloper on the conversation, but when there was a need/request for better data viz, I spent an evening trying to wrangle data with javascript: observablehq.com/@a-lexwein/wh

I had a stupid/clever idea about a pie chart that adds up to more than 100%. Still haven't found the right textures (or actual data to plot).

I have followed through on my threat to get better at Boggle.

I've been playing a lot of online boggle and am considering making "getting better at boggle" a distancing goal.

I did not get the snack-to-meal ratio right when I went grocery shopping last week.

I titled a Spotify playlist "distancing" and was pretty impressed with the algorithmic suggestions.

The Reply All episode that everyone said was good was indeed very good, but it really made me wish Gimlet didn't cancel Mystery Show.

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can help us make sense of and teach about the coronavirus, but the stakes are high. @abmakulec@twitter.com has 10 considerations to help you :

medium.com/nightingale/ten-con

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The artist that Spotify's algorithm recommends most often that I never listen to on my own volition: Maggie Rogers. She's fine.

I really enjoyed that Molly Young piece on tech garbage language, but also people who complain about "learnings" annoy me more than people who use "learnings". vulture.com/2020/02/spread-of-

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"The meaningful threat of garbage language — the reason it is not just annoying but malevolent — is that it confirms delusion as an asset in the workplace."

Molly Young on corporate garbage language:

vulture.com/2020/02/spread-of-

Haven't tried it, but Siuba looks like an exciting dplyr port for python. Might need to update my bs rationalizations for why I like R more than Python now. siuba.readthedocs.io/en/latest

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