May 31, 2012
The Stats Solution
The problem with publishing? Clearly, not enough statistics.
Baseball has wins and losses, RBIs, home runs, strikeouts, saves and ERAs. But those are so twentieth century! Today what matters is OBP (on base percentage), SLG (slugging average), TBs (total bases), DICE (defense-independent component ERA) and RF (range factor).Continue reading "The Stats Solution"
May 16, 2012
Don't Just Spot the Future, Make the Future
Our desire to know the future seems limitless. Our ability to know it, however, is very limited. So how are we to satisfy those longings that even Snickers can't satisfy? Here's a clue: it's not measuring how many hits you get when you Google something because everything gets a gazillion hits.Continue reading "Don't Just Spot the Future, Make the Future"
Posted by Andy Le Peau at 9:12 AM
May 4, 2012
Sherlock and Me
I've never been much of a mystery reader. And not much of a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast either. I found the Robert Downey Jr. movies enjoyable but not enthralling. Nonetheless I have become of megafan of the new Masterpiece Mysteries series. Definitely watch the premier of season two of Sherlock this Sunday. The writing is fabulous, the casting perfect, the production values high, the setting fresh (present-day London), the soundtrack terrific, the balance of humor and tension spot on.Continue reading "Sherlock and Me"
May 1, 2012
I Finally Read My First e-Book
I finally read my first e-book.
OK, call me late to the party, late adopter, troglodyte. Tell me, "Welcome to the twenty-first century." Ask me if I have indoor plumbing.
So, here's how it went.Continue reading "I Finally Read My First e-Book"