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veen  ·  24 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 17, 2020

I posted a map on Twitter yesterday, and now I'm gonna be in the local newspaper tomorrow! Huzzah. I calculated the centroid of all the households in my city over time to see how the population shifts, and apparently that's fun enough to feature there. Including a photo op where I push measuring tape on the street because how on earth are you otherwise gonna make a tidbit of data analysis into a photo. Cheesy af but who cares, it was fun to do.

Went to the office yesterday for the first time since mid-February. The numbers are going pretty good over here - we're at less than 5 hospitalizations per day for the past weeks. So slowly and steadily. It was good to go back there. Today I took the day off, so it feels like Saturday to me. I have as much paid off days left as there are weeks in the year, so I'm planning to work less and am starting that with taking Wednesdays or Thursdays off. Love it so far.





flagamuffin  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·  

you are measuring the hell out of that stretch of pavement!

veen  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The conversation that led to that was something like this:

"so we were gonna do a two page spread with you meeting the person living there, but that guy didn't want to cooperate. Can you go there at 1pm and bring something to show, like your calculation on something?"

"uh that's not really possible but I can bring some stuff for the photographer to work with, like rulers n shit. Or is that too cheesy?"

"no not at all! People love cheesy."

I was thinking of creating a cross on the pavement, but the photographer wanted some depth so he came up with this. It makes little to no sense but it's a fun picture.

b_b  ·  24 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Share when it comes out!

veen  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·  

https://www.ad.nl/utrecht/dit-adres-is-het-exacte-middelpunt-van-utrecht-en-anne-26-legt-uit-hoe-je-dat-bepaalt~a3e9dd72/

I tried throwing the page into Google Translate, but that doesn't work because of cookie settings. But it's very simple Dutch so it shouldn't be too hard to get the gist.