Archive for April, 2007

If you like music

then you need to listen to this, because it’s great:

Ratatat - Remixes II

Slim Thug, T.I. & Bun-B – Three Kings (Ratatat Remix)

I don’t mean to harp on Ratatat too much, but they are really good. I have been listening to other things recently (like the South African group Freshlyground) but I keep coming back to Ratatat’s albums.

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Movies my friends need to see

I can’t believe that people:

  1. miss Animal House references.
  2. haven’t seen Strange Brew.

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Ratatat at 9:30 Club

I’m going to see Ratatat at the 9:30 Club tonight. Their album Classics is great, and so is their most recent, Remixes II.


It’s a late show. Should be good. I hope I can get home somehow without taking a cab. Good luck to me!

Update: It was GREAT, and Stuart drove me home.

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Summer Idea

What do you think?


Updates coming sometime.

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DC by Race And Ethnicity

Want to see a map of DC and the surrounding area by race and ethnicity? I whipped this up a while ago with the help of my friend Chris. It’s pretty striking. We’ve got more plans (looking at income distributions, for example), but I’ve been busy, so we’ll see when I get a chance to do more. Geography + census = nifty.

People in DC MSA

The data comes from Census 2000, and we put it together using arcmap. Each dot represents 200 people of a race in a census tract. This means that if there are fewer than 200 people of that race in the tract then there will be no dot. Also, the dot is placed randomly within the area of the tract. The size of census tracts is determined by population density, though, so in DC (pretty dense) a tract is very small. It’s mostly accurate, but not perfect.

I’d like to read about geography and segregation.

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When I first started this site I took a couple of pictures for the front page. I’ve been alternating between these two:

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(Mostly, this is a test of the Lightbox image display thingie.)

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