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I enjoy agent-based simulations; I first got into programming as a way to explore mathematics and visualizations.

I'm also really interested in public policy and public data. So I like playing with statistics (especially R) and visualization too.

Lately (2011), I've been doing most of my programming in Ruby and Scala. I also enjoy Python and Haskell. I've spent some time learning Clojure and probably should find a project to do with it.


Feb
19
awarded  Student
Nov
23
comment How to tell what process has a specific port open on Linux?
Before you jump to that conclusion, there are other possible explanations for unexpected ports being open; such as a package you installed but forgot about.
Apr
19
awarded  Teacher
Jan
15
comment How to setup passwordless `sudo` on Linux?
Commenting a line out is a blunt instrument. You may be interested to hear that "sudo reads the sudoers file and applies permissions in order from top to bottom. So the last line in the file will overwrite any previous conflict" according to ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1132821 -- and this worked for me.
Nov
13
comment Recommendations for Elastic Search hardware
@MarkHenderson : this is a real (non-toy) and interesting question. I think your assessment of it being "too localized" is off-target.
Oct
8
comment How to “screenshot” a terminal with ANSI colors and export to HTML?
This probably belongs on unix.stackexchange.com -- which I just heard about today! -- as mentioned above.
Oct
8
comment How to “screenshot” a terminal with ANSI colors and export to HTML?
@MichaelHampton Thanks, that is helpful
Oct
8
answered How to “screenshot” a terminal with ANSI colors and export to HTML?
Oct
8
asked How to “screenshot” a terminal with ANSI colors and export to HTML?
Aug
27
comment Where are the default ulimits specified on OS X (10.5)?
For Mac OS X Lion, see superuser.com/questions/396102/ulimit-does-not-obey-me
Aug
26
awarded  Supporter