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    A New Way to “Know and Master Your Social Media Flow”
    On the anniversary of the death of FriendFeed, I update Louis Gray's flawed social media diagram.
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  • To Purchase, Rent, or Pirate? The Broken Economics of Textbooks in the Digital Age What's wrong with the economics of the textbook industry, and what students, parents, professors, and universities can do to mitigate the ever-rising price of textbooks.
  • Speed Reading on Web and Mobile
  • An Introduction to the IndieWeb
    An Introduction to the IndieWeb
    There's a better way to own and control your online identity
  • Latin Pedagogy and the Digital Humanities
  • IndieWeb related articles
    IndieWeb related articles
    Here's a selection of articles and pieces I've written about IndieWeb related technology and philosophy.
  • The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem
    The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem
    How I temporarily cut my mom out of my social media life to reach a larger audience.
  • What I'm up to
    What I'm up to
  • Popular Science Books on Information Theory, Biology, and Complexity
  • It's time to embrace open & disrupt social media
    It's time to embrace open & disrupt social media
    Feed reader revolution
  • What is Information? by Christoph Adami A proper understanding of information in terms of prediction is key to a number of disciplines beyond engineering, such as physics and biology.

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I use this website as my primary hub for online presence and communication and to some extent as my online commonplace book. I try to follow the tenets of the IndieWeb movement by publishing on my own site and owning all of my own data. When I participate in social silos (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), I post here first and syndicate duplicates out to them (POSSE). These posts either originate from here or my social stream. You’re welcome to subscribe to or consume them in any manner or on any platform you prefer.

Recent Posts in Information Theory, Complexity, and Molecular Biology

🔖 NetSci 2018 11-15 June 2018 in Paris, France
🔖 NetSci 2018 11-15 June 2018 in Paris, France
NetSci 2018 (NetSci 2018) NetSci 2018, the flagship conference of the Network Science Society, aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners working in the emerging area of network science. The conference fosters interdisciplinary communication and collaboration in network science research across computer and information sciences, physics, mathematics, statistics, the life sciences, neuroscience, environmental sciences, … Continue reading "🔖 NetSci 2018 11-15 June 2018 in Paris, France"
🔖 9th International Conference on Complex Systems | NECSI
🔖 9th International Conference on Complex Systems | NECSI
9th International Conference on Complex Systems | NECSI (necsi.edu) The International Conference on Complex Systems is a unique interdisciplinary forum that unifies and bridges the traditional domains of science and a multitude of real world systems. Participants will contribute and be exposed to mind expanding concepts and methods from across the diverse field of complex … Continue reading "🔖 9th International Conference on Complex Systems | NECSI"
🔖 Decoding Anagrammed Texts Written in an Unknown Language and Script
🔖 Decoding Anagrammed Texts Written in an Unknown Language and Script
Decoding Anagrammed Texts Written in an Unknown Language and Script by Bradley Hauer, Grzegorz Kondrak (Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics) Algorithmic decipherment is a prime example of a truly unsupervised problem. The first step in the decipherment process is the identification of the encrypted language. We propose three methods for determining the source … Continue reading "🔖 Decoding Anagrammed Texts Written in an Unknown Language and Script"
👓 Sexual harassment allegations roil Princeton University | WHYY
👓 Sexual harassment allegations roil Princeton University | WHYY
Sexual harassment allegations roil Princeton University by Avi Wolfman-Arent (WHYY) Another high-profile instance of sexual harassment has rocked a major institution — this time Princeton University in New Jersey. And students say administrators didn’t act transparently or strongly enough when disciplining the alleged perpetrator, a decorated professor. Once you start reaching Sergio Verdu’s age, and … Continue reading "👓 Sexual harassment allegations roil Princeton University | WHYY"
👓 Read Professor Verdu’s emails to student where he invites her over to watch explicit film before sexually harassing her | The Tab
👓 Read Professor Verdu’s emails to student where he invites her over to watch explicit film before sexually harassing her | The Tab
Read Professor Verdu’s emails to student where he invites her over to watch explicit film before sexually harassing her (Princeton University) ‘P.S. Please call me Sergio ☺️’ I was just wondering why Sergio Verdu was so quiet on Twitter. Then I wondered why his Twitter account had disappeared. Now I know the sad and painfully … Continue reading "👓 Read Professor Verdu’s emails to student where he invites her over to watch explicit film before sexually harassing her | The Tab"
👓 Mysterious 15th century manuscript finally decoded 600 years later | The Independent
👓 Mysterious 15th century manuscript finally decoded 600 years later | The Independent
Code in the 'world's most mysterious book' deciphered by AI (The Independent) Artificial intelligence has allowed scientists to make significant progress in cracking a mysterious ancient text, the meaning of which has eluded scholars for centuries. Interesting news if it’s really true! Though I do feel a bit sad as there are some methods I … Continue reading "👓 Mysterious 15th century manuscript finally decoded 600 years later | The Independent"
🔖 [1801.06022] Reconstruction Codes for DNA Sequences with Uniform Tandem-Duplication Errors | arXiv
🔖 [1801.06022] Reconstruction Codes for DNA Sequences with Uniform Tandem-Duplication Errors | arXiv
Reconstruction Codes for DNA Sequences with Uniform Tandem-Duplication Errors by Yonatan Yehezkeally and Moshe Schwartz (arxiv.org) DNA as a data storage medium has several advantages, including far greater data density compared to electronic media. We propose that schemes for data storage in the DNA of living organisms may benefit from studying the reconstruction problem, which … Continue reading "🔖 Reconstruction Codes for DNA Sequences with Uniform Tandem-Duplication Errors | arXiv"

Recent Posts in Mathematics

👓 Flu Vaccines and the Math of Herd Immunity | Quanta Magazine
👓 Flu Vaccines and the Math of Herd Immunity | Quanta Magazine
Flu Vaccines and the Math of Herd Immunity by Patrick Honner (Quanta Magazine) Simple math shows how widespread vaccination can disrupt the exponential spread of disease and prevent epidemics. This is a very clear and lucid article with some very basic math that shows the value of vaccines. I highly recommend it to everyone.
📺 Proving Brouwer’s Fixed Point Theorem | PBS Infinite Series on YouTube
📺 Proving Brouwer’s Fixed Point Theorem | PBS Infinite Series on YouTube
Proving Brouwer's Fixed Point Theorem by Tai-Danae Bradley from PBS Infinite Series | YouTube There is a proof for Brouwer's Fixed Point Theorem that uses a bridge - or portal - between geometry and algebra. Analogous to the relationship between geometry and algebra, there is a mathematical “portal” from a looser version of geometry -- … Continue reading "📺 Proving Brouwer’s Fixed Point Theorem | PBS Infinite Series on YouTube"

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