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Archive for September, 2010

Bridges (Hashi) Puzzles are here

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Hey folks, I’ve added some new Bridges puzzles to the site. In Japan, Bridges are known as Hashiwokakero which means “Bridge Building”. They are also known here as Hashi. In these puzzles, you are presented with a collection of numbered circles, which represent islands. You connect the islands with bridges to form a network of […]

Facebook and gender-bias in names

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Some weeks back, I used Facebook’s open graph API to read about 1.2 million names from Facebook users. I used it to construct this file, which shows, for each name, the number of times it occurs, the number of times it’s used by males, and the number of times it occurs in females. To keep […]

Whitney Music Box on Reddit

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

My Whitney Music Box made the front page of Reddit today, and is being picked up by a few other sites. Here are some blog entries I wrote about it, back when I was working on it: Visual Harmony A φ Fractal Dan Piker’s Whitney Variations HensTooth Discs Whitney Music Box simulation Also check out […]

The Alphabet, according to Google Search Suggestions

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

A is for Amazon B is for Best Buy C is for Craigslist D is for Dictionary E is for EBay F is for Facebook G is for Gmail H is for Hotmail I is for IKEA J is for Jet Blue K is for Kohls L is for Lowes M is for MapQuest N […]