Shoutout to TamingData Readers/Gratitude

I would like to thank the readers of this blog for your time and comments.

This month, TamingData received almost 4,000 “page impressions“. That is an almost 189% increase over February 2011 (if I did that math correctly). Yes, I went from slightly under 2,000 page impressions in February to over 3,800 page impressions in March! I realize for some sites that may not seem like much, but for my blog, those are some nice numbers. I began this blog ~16 months ago, in December 2009.

How many page impressions did I have in March 2010? 141. I’ve had a >95% increase in readership over the past 12 months.

I am humbled that even one person wants to read what I have to write, much less thousands per month. The video below by Tim Morales, called, “Gratitude“, is my way of saying, “Thank you” to every one of you.

I hope you have a wonderful April.

Shoutout to Taming Data Readers/Tales Of Mere Existence: “How To Break Up with Your Girlfriend in 64 Easy Steps”

February 28th snuck up on me. I can thank deadlines and a shorter month for missing my end-of-month thank you to the readers of this blog. Therefore, March 1st will have to substitute as February’s end-of-month shoutout.

Thank you for reading this blog.

In honor of Valentine’s Day this past month, I cynically give you Lev Yilmaz’s “Tales of Mere Existence: ‘How to Break Up with Your Girlfriend in 64 Easy Steps'”. I believe it also applies to breaking up with any significant other, with only a slight variation based on gender and preference. I hope this makes you laugh about relationships.

I hope you have a wonderful and productive March 2011.

Shoutout to Taming Data Readers/Asteroids, A Love Story & Asteroids, an Online Version of the Arcade Game

I would like to thank the readers of this blog for their time and attention. I’m amazed every day at how many people want to read my scribblings.

In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, for your amusement I present, “Asteroids – A Love Story” from Nigel Upchurch. The song accompanying the video is a version of ‘No Time‘ by Juan MacLean.

If this love story inspires you to play the original asteroids game, try the online version, below. The embed code for this online version is available via Neave Games.

I hope you have a wonderful February.

Shoutout to Taming Data Readers/Happy Halloween

I would like to wish each and every one of you a safe and Happy Halloween. Thank you for reading this blog. As part of my “thank you”, I’ve included Greg Fellin’s video “Happy Halloween“, which features “The Monster Mash” song. I’ve also added an infographic with some interesting facts about Halloween. (You can find the sources of the Halloween facts listed at the bottom of the infographic.)


For a larger image of the infographic, please click on the image. This will take you to a new page; click on the small image of the infographic again to view the very large image.

Facts About Halloween

[Halloween infographic via: HalloweenExpress.]

Shoutout to the Taming Data Readers

I’d like to give a shoutout to the Taming Data readers. This blog is now eight months old; I appreciate your interest and I’d like to thank you for reading me.

I’m currently writing my literature reviews in preparation for taking my Comprehensive Exams. I try to post consistently, but that is not always possible. I often wonder how Nathan Yau manages to post consistently while completing his doctoral work! This blog is a wonderful outlet for my non-academic-but-data-related interests, and I am grateful to have this opportunity to publicly procrastinate.