Embrace, extend, and finally extinguish - Microsoft plays their hand
@feld Do you have any pointers for how I should go about browsing through the backup you sent me? It seems like different types of data is mixed in, and I don't see how my own posts are distinguished from reposts.
@bthall If you hadn’t suddenly increased your cigarette smoking from 0 to 32,000,000,000 per day, NorCal wouldn’t have so much smoke.
Covid-19; Student privacy violations
> The app is designed to track students’ real-time locations around the clock, and there is no way to opt out
> Worse, the app had at least two security vulnerabilities only discovered after the app was rolled out. One of the vulnerabilities allowed access to the app’s back-end servers. The other allowed us to infer a student’s COVID-19 test results.
I'm having more fun with the #Django book.
I'm reading it so that I can make a site that lets me (and others) record their #skateboarding #data in a structured way. With a small amount of additional work, it would also let people easily access and distribute the data for further analysis.
It'd be cool to also offer some sort of analytics within the site, but that's less important than dealing with the #schlep of data collection.
I've been recording the data manually (pen and paper, then input to spreadsheet, then clean it in R), and a website would cut out two or three steps, which eliminates big delays from recording to analysis. #hobby
Dude, it's really nice that #Django provides an admin interface out of the box (a nice one, too!). :O
After going through the first three chapters on their site, I've bought that Django book to go through the rest. :) https://djangoforbeginners.com/
Sweet! I just received in the mail my pre-ordered copy of Regression and Other Stories, a book about applied statistics by one of my favorite people in #statistics, Andrew Gelman.
I've been psyched for this since hearing about it on this podcast episode: https://anchor.fm/learn-bayes-stats/episodes/20-Regression-and-Other-Stories--with-Andrew-Gelman--Jennifer-Hill--Aki-Vehtari-egshvh #books