What's your favorite walking in NYC song?
A personal project I’m undertaking…
After a decade of living in New York City, I will be moving to Singapore in less than two weeks. I am freaking out a little bit inside and I need your help. Below, please share your favorite song to listen to while walking the streets of NYC. It could be something you pipe into your ears or a tune…
9:36 am ❦
12 June 2014
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“Have you ever received an email from an important man over the age of forty? They’re tremendous. It’s the least professional thing in the world. They spell your name wrong, they spell at least four other things wrong, one of the sentences just ends without finishing itself. It’s a mess.”
— Mallory Ortberg, “The Only Time I’ve Ever Been To Connecticut”
5:25 pm ❦
22 May 2014
“It was the best, the worst, the most enlightening, the most bewildering of times. Feminism intensified my utopian sexual imagination, made me desperate to get what I really wanted, not “after the revolution” but now—even as it intensified my skepticism, chilling me with awareness of how deeply relations between the sexes were corrupted and, ultimately, calling into question the very nature of my images of desire. For my sexual fantasies were permeated with the iconography of masculine-feminine, seduction-surrender, were above all centered on the union of male and female genitals as the transcendent aim of sex (not, surely not, one form of joining among others). Why did I want “what I really wanted,” and did I really want it? And—oh, shit, forget about utopia— what were the chances of steering some sort of livable path between schizophrenia (or amnesia) and kill-joy self-consciousness in bed?”
— Book Forum reprinted one of my favorite EW pieces, “Coming Down Again,” reprinted in “The Essential Ellen Willis”! (via mamonee)
1:16 pm ❦
1 May 2014
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digital resources for the study of religion
Later this week in Princeton, a workshop on Religion & Digital Technology is taking place. I’ll be there.
The organizer asked presenters to share “a website, online resource or tool, or software that you use in your work that you think others might find useful.”
Here’s what I came up with:
- yEd (Java program for network visualization and analysis)
- IPython Notebooks (for exploratory data analysis)
- NetworkX (Python library for network analysis)
- Beautiful Soup (Python library for data scraping)
- Text Blob (Python library for text processing)
- Pandas (Python library for data analysis)
6:34 pm ❦
5 February 2014
Before they were famous
The .com domain space is very crowded. If there’s a new site making it big these days, chances are it had to procure the domain from a previous holder. Those holders may have just been parking the domain (“squatting” never seemed like the right word, because squatters actually use the space they occupy), but in some cases the owners put those domains to use. And they had logos for whatever they were doing on their domain.
Thanks to the Wayback Machine, we can find out what they were (except in cases where the new domain owners are bad citizens of the net and disallow the Internet Archive bot), even though the old sites have long since been displaced.
11:24 pm ❦
30 July 2013
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