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I’m formulating a plan for inclusion efforts on, with the goal of making this a more diverse (and therefore more valuable and sustainable) social space.

But… I don't know what I'm doing! Please review and comment to me here, or in the doc:


Welcome, new people! Where is everyone coming from?

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Our group at Microsoft Research recently released : a new interactive tool for bespoke visualization design, and we'd love to hear your feedback.

You can use it in your browser at, where you'll also find a gallery along with video tutorials.

Charticulator is open source at

We also wrote a paper about Charticulator for IEEEVIS, which received an Honorable Mention for Best Paper:

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Finally realized this thing I've been day-dreaming of for months. Its nowhere close to done but I'm so stoked

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“Optimized” floor plans produce organic results. Interesting project by Joel Simon:

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Animated all flights departing from Amsterdam Schiphol airport on the busiest day of the year (30 July), using D3.js and Adobe Premiere.

View the video near the top of this article:

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Clever and maybe useful barchart text function:

sparkbar(c(1:5, 1:5, 6:10, 9:1))
[1] "▁▂▂▃▄▁▂▂▃▄▅▅▆▇█▇▆▅▅▄▃▂▂▁"

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Hey everyone, I'm currently looking for full time/contract opportunities. If your company is hiring or someone you know is, please do let me know 😊

Google Doc comments as modern-day Talmudic annotation (if less deliberative). Sometimes what’s in the margins surpasses the value of the initial text alone.

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This is so beautiful.

“Phantom Islands” is a sonic atlas of islands of islands whose existence has never been confirmed. Love the cartographic, visual, and interaction design here.

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Updated feature tour and workspace tour

Take a look and let me know how to make it better!

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Excited to announce that I'll soon be starting work as the web developer on NOAA's Science on a Sphere team 🌍 🌎 🌏 😁

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tired: LogMeIn
wired: LogMein (it's lo mein made from logs)

“Expand your ideas about hospitality and accessibility; they are one and the same.”

I love reading things written by super smart people, especially when their life perspective is so different from mine.

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i dont see favorites or boosts -- im here for "actual" social engagement with real people. mentions are the only thing i get notifications about, so if you think we'd get along, dont just follow me, say hi!

i love having a dialogue; treat me with dignity and ill return the favor. im open to discussions about everything, if you approach them in the right way.

not everything has to be serious.