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Evil Mad Scientist.

O'Reilly author: "Just Enough Math", "Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading". Also, author of the "Corporate Metabolism" series, which now continues with "Liber 118".

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Formerly a contributing editor for bOING-bOING magazine, also formerly a writer for Mondo 2000, Wired, etc. Co-founder of FringeWare, and former editor of FringeWare Review. We launched a very early e-commerce web site (late 1992) as one of the first online bookstores, plus a popular bookstore in Austin based on subculture titles ("long tail")... That became a hub for weekly salons and performance art shows, including SRL, Robert Anton Wilson, Church of the SubGenius, and much more oddness.

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Been quite an interesting past month or so: DC, Austin, SF, Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Seattle… with hopefully much learned from those travels, plus many excellent events and introductions.

Meanwhile, I learned much from this gem,Therbligs for data science: A nuts and bolts framework for accelerating data work, by Abe Gong. Looking forward to seeing more about Therbligs from Abe. Definitely tune in toW... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.71 · 17 ratings · 2 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Liber 118 U.S. 394: The Bat...
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Enterprise Data Workflows w...
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