Archive | February, 2014

Curtis XF15C — Airplanes by Design

27 February 1945 was the first flight of the Curtis XF15C a prototype powered by both a propeller and a turbojet engine. For more information visit wikipedia. __________________________________________________ Airplanes by Design features photographs of aircraft from a test pilot perspective, highlighting aeronautical engineering characteristics and flight test facts. WANTED: Your pictures and videos. Do you […]

3 kinds of clients — ATOMs #14-10

In the data science / statistical consulting space, I think there are 3 kinds of “need,” whether that’s individual or organizational. 1. Someone who is drowning in data 2. The “we already have analytics” crowd 3. Working in their business (e-myth) data scientists Drowning in Data This is the person who is always putting out […]

practice — observations #21

Studies suggest that people don’t really know what practice is, especially not deliberate practice. ¬†Geoffery Colvin puts it best: Simply hitting a bucket of balls is not deliberate practice, which is why most golfers don’t get better. Hitting an eight-iron 300 times with a goal of leaving the ball within 20 feet of the pin […]