Miss Letting-Go-Getting

Data Analysis: Meatloaf
November 17, 2008, 5:58 pm
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I’m in the middle of a hardcore research project and am doing a lot of statistical nonsense, data analysis (aka graphs, pie charts, etc.). I think I’ll slip this one into the project and see if anyone notices.

Courtesy of Mike:



Miss LGG


Books and Music and Blogs, Oh My!
July 14, 2008, 11:21 am
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Photo courtesy of Chilsta via Creative Commons & Flickr

I like blogs, I like books, I like book blogs. I also like music. Paper Cuts, one of my favorite book blogs has this really great feature called “Living With Music” wherein various authors discuss the effects of music on their lives and in most cases, offer up 10-song playlists complete with reasoning behind each selection.

This concept clearly isn’t new. Starbucks has their “Artist’s Choice” CD’s and I-Tunes has a similar feature, but I appreciate that this particular voyeuristic peek into the musical tastes of the famous is devoted to authors.

Measure for Measure, another of my favorite blogs courtesy of the New York Times features musicians discussing the art of song-writing.

“With music now available with a single, offhand click, it’s easy to forget that songs are not born whole, polished and ready to play. They are created by artists who draw on some combination of craft, skill and inspiration. In the coming weeks, the contributors to this blog — all accomplished songwriters — will pull back the curtain on the creative process as they write about their work on a songs in the making.”

Finally, the blog for my one of my favorite NPR shows, All Song’s Considered, has started a new feature in which they post the lyrics of a song, and readers post their interpretations.

“I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” by Wilco

“Everything in Its Right Place” by Radiohead

They also have a great post called “Sigur Ros vs My Spell Checker” Check it out I tell you!


Miss LGG

Fun with Wordle and the State of Our Union: 1993-2008
June 23, 2008, 7:52 pm
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Praise Jeebus!

Never again will we be forced to listen to another State of the Union from our reigning idiot president. In celebration of that, I copied and pasted the text of all nine of his lame State of the Union addresses into Wordle, a fun and free text cloud generator. Just enter any text you want, choose the maximum word count, layout, font, color and presto (Click on the image to enlarge):

Just for fun, here are Bill Clinton’s State of the Union addresses in text cloud form:

Bush (top 15): America, American, Americans, Congress, country, economy, freedom, government, Iraq, nation, people, terrorists, weapons, world, year/years

Clinton (top 15): American, Americans, children, Congress, country, crime, give, health care, insurance, jobs, people, system, world, work, year

Very interesting…


Miss LGG

Post #1: One-half Librarian Trading Card
September 20, 2007, 3:00 am
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deck71587531.jpgTrading cards rule!