Posts with mood proud (14)

New Windows Phone app: Motivational Penguin!
Mood: proud
Posted on 2013-11-23 20:52:00
Tags: windowsphone projects
Words: 45

Motivational Penguin is now available in the Windows Phone Store!

This free app will give you all the motivational penguin goodness you could ever want on your Windows Phone, including updating your lock screen. Download it now!

Thanks to chibird, who drew the original image.


PhotoNotes now available in the Windows Phone Store!
Mood: proud
Posted on 2012-12-11 19:09:00
Tags: windowsphone projects
Words: 55

PhotoNotes is now available in the Windows Phone Store!

Formerly known as PictureNotes, here's a description from the official website:

Write notes on your saved pictures on the go! PhotoNotes is a great way to remind yourself of what you were taking a picture of. You can type a caption or record an audio note.


FlightPredictor for WP7 released!
Mood: proud
Posted on 2012-03-20 08:50:00
Tags: windowsphone projects
Words: 103

Flight information List of flights Live tiles (front) Live tiles (back)

I'm excited to announce that after almost 4 months of development, FlightPredictor for Windows Phone is now available on the Windows Phone Marketplace! Features include:

- uses advanced machine learning techniques from FlightCaster to detect probably delayed flights hours before the airlines tell you!
- Windows Live Tiles mean you'll always have the latest data at your fingertips.
- Airport terminal maps for over 30 major US airports help you find your gate quickly.
- free trial mode

and much more! Since it uses FlightCaster for its data, as usual it supports US domestic flights only. I'd be happy to answer any questions about the app here!


FlightPredictor for Android published!
Mood: proud
Posted on 2011-11-19 16:00:00
Tags: projects android
Words: 43

FlightPredictor for Android is now available!

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Thanks a ton to my beta testers - caught a lot of bugs that way! If anyone downloads it (hint, hint! :-) ) and has problems or questions, don't hesitate to let me know.


Houston Health Department on twitter
Mood: proud
Posted on 2009-05-02 18:34:00
Tags: family swineflu
Words: 25

I just helped my mom set up HoustonHealth on Twitter. Follow her for the latest on swine flu (excuse me, 2009 H1N1 influenza) in Houston!


Same-sex marriage map!
Mood: proud
Posted on 2009-03-31 17:28:00
Tags: gay projects
Words: 93

The latest project I've been working on is this same-sex marriage map which shows the status of same-sex marriage and civil unions in the United States. It has pretty colors, and you can animate it to see how things have gone over time, and click on states to see their specific history.

Did you know that same-sex marriage isn't against the constitution in Wyoming? Or that in Virginia and Michigan, not only is same-sex marriage or civil unions against the constitution, but private contracts between people that do the same thing are too?

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benchmark analyzer!
Mood: proud
Posted on 2009-02-24 10:20:00
Tags: projects work
Words: 164

So I wrote this benchmark analyzer to analyze benchmarks that have many parameters and try to figure out what the important ones are. To that end, it creates a decision tree in R, and also generates lots of boxplots to visualize the different parameters. Here's a sample report (with boring data). It also (somewhat cleverly) saves the original .csv file with the web page it generates, so you can save the page and send it to a colleague who can play with the options and rerun the analysis.

It occurred to me as I was prettying this up that most benchmarks don't involve lots of parameters, and so the probability that anyone else is going to find this useful is pretty low. I'm OK with that because
- it's useful to me right this very moment for work stuff
- I had fun writing it and learned some more about R
- pretty graphs!
- it was good to work on something other than for a while


releasing into the wild
Mood: proud
Posted on 2009-01-21 10:31:00
Tags: whereslunch projects
Words: 17

Well, I'm asking for feedback on now. I guess that means I'm about done with it!


Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog soundtrack!
Mood: proud
Music: Joss Whedon - "What A Man's Gotta Do" (IMH)
Posted on 2008-07-21 01:46:00
Tags: music
Words: 89

We watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog this weekend and liked it a lot. (it's by the guy who did Buffy, Firefly, etc.) It's a musical, but there's no soundtrack available. However, the songs are so darn catchy that I went ahead and ripped one for myself, thanks to Audio Hijack Pro and Fission. It's available where the rest of my music is, under "Joss Whedon" (which is probably not technically accurate, but oh well). If you don't have the info, drop me a line and I'll hook you up!


target probabilities - done!
Mood: proud
Posted on 2008-06-04 08:59:00
Tags: math projects
Words: 32

Check it out! Or, if you're in a hurry, at least check out the awesome graph! (I spent a while coming up with a decent algorithm for label placement...)

Onward to...something else!


clue solver done!
Mood: proud
Posted on 2007-10-28 16:59:00
Tags: projects cluesolver
Words: 185

So we played another game of Clue yesterday with wildrice13 and abstractseaweed and despite the fact that the clue solver declares it inconsistent, I'm going to be optimistic and assume I wrote something down. Also fixed a few bugs and added a special case for a weird situation that came up. (I knew David had Conservatory or Ms. White, and Andrew had Conservatory or Ms. White, so no one else can have either of those cards) Thinks like that would have made using first-order logic or propositional logic nicer (since it would have presumably taken care of them automatically), but oh well.

Thus, I am declaring the Clue Solver done! Put a few example games up so you can load them and see how they work. (and the pretty colors on the simulation tab!) Been working on it for a while so it's nice to have it done. I'll take a little while off (what with starting work and all) and see what I feel like doing next. I do feel like I got a decent handle on the Google Web Toolkit, so that's nice.


LJBackup is here!
Mood: proud
Posted on 2006-12-20 21:06:00
Tags: ljbackup
Words: 16

LJbackup is live! Give it a whirl and let me know if there are any problems.


LJbackup preview!
Mood: proud
Posted on 2006-11-28 22:55:00
Tags: ljbackup
Words: 123

So I've gotten things mostly working: to demonstrate, I did a public-only backup of my journal. Things to note:

- it does memories and polls and tags
- the statistics page is fun! I learned that I'm happy a lot. Also, tired. You can also see all of the comments you've made on my journal, if you're into that sort of thing. (I am)
- it's pretty much feature complete, as far as I'm concerned. I need to wrap it in a web interface, though. Oh, and I was gonna look into exporting ical events for the entries so they can be imported into, say, Google Calendar.

Anyone see any problems or anything they'd like added? I might add a "longest posts" category (by most words)...


one week at a time
Mood: proud
Posted on 2006-09-26 09:08:00
Tags: weight
Words: 165

So I've been weighing myself every week for quite a while now, and the results have been kinda meh (staying about the same, plus or minus noise). So this past week I've been decent about food (not great, but decent), and really good about working out and lifting weights. I was unhappy when I weighed in the middle of the week and had gained a pound, which seemed completely and totally unfair. Anyway, Tuesday morning is my official weighing time, so I did it this morning not knowing what to expect....

Lost 1.4 pounds! w00t!

So I'm going to do my best to keep exercising. It actually has kept me from being as tired as I probably should be, giving the amount of sleep we've been getting. And maybe I'll stop checking my weight during the week...when I thought I had gained a pound despite all I had done I was tempted to just give up.

Long way to go, but I can make progress!


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