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Quick sepia images in WordPress

September 30, 2011

The other day, I was unexpectedly asked, "What's the easiest way to make a sepia-toned image in WordPress?" The questioner has a blog with an "antique" theme, and wanted to use the sepia images inline. However, the blog is quite image-heavy and she (understandably) didn't want to dive into Photoshop for every single post. She […]

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"Highly skilled, nerdy-cool"

September 15, 2011

More good news for data scientists, this time from Fortune: The unemployment rate in the U.S. continues to be abysmal (9.1% in July), but the tech world has spawned a new kind of highly skilled, nerdy-cool job that companies are scrambling to fill: data scientist.

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Data science in the mainstream

August 14, 2011

AOL Jobs has posted an article titled "Data Scientist: The Hottest Job You Haven't Heard Of" -- except, of course, that you have. But you TGR readers would make up a very small fraction of AOL's traffic (trust me -- it doesn't take a data scientist to figure that one out), so let's take this […]

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Data science vs business intelligence

June 30, 2011

Steve Miller has written a nice two-part piece on data science for Information Management. Part 1 overviews the topic, including links to many pieces that have been profiled on TGR. Part 2 is a more direct comparison of data science and "business intelligence," a somewhat lackluster (but growing) field of data analytics. One quote stood […]

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The data science Venn diagram

October 14, 2010

Here's an infographic we can get behind -- Drew Conway's data science Venn diagram: Please take the time to read Drew's post on the subject (and his other ones) - they are excellent as always.

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Off the grid 2: here there be tourists

June 9, 2010

Eric Fischer has updated the Geotagger's World Atlas (previously covered on TGR here) by overlaying an analysis of photographers on the geo-located picutures. The result is even more stunning, capturing the different behaviors of locals (blue) and tourists (red): He drew conclusions by examining other photos by the same photographer. If they had taken photos […]

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What is data science?

June 3, 2010

The latest in a series of articles on the topic, Mike Loukides of O'Reilly Radar asks, "What is data science?": We've all heard it: according to Hal Varian, statistics is the next sexy job. Five years ago, in What is Web 2.0, Tim O'Reilly said that "data is the next Intel Inside." But what does that statement […]

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