Archive for September, 2010

Not every one of the 32 app submissions could win in the Apps4Edmonton competition, and I wanted to showcase a few notable entries to give Edmontonians and the Open Data movement an idea of what was entered and to give a personal “kudos” to my fellow participants.  A look at the winning apps is also [...]

How many times have you wondered how it would feel to walk on (well, in) the clouds that whisk by while you’re in an airplane? Brought to you by Japanese architecture + German Engineering: The clouds are artificial, created through three layers of air: cool air at the bottom, hot humid air in the middle, [...]

A common piece of feedback I’m getting with Statistics Edmonton (besides for business/political campaigns and analytics) is that people want to use it to figure out the right place for them to stay.  With that in mind,  I thought I’d highlight an example of a specific, typical scenario: you want to start, or already have [...]

There’s been a number of discussions about Edmonton becoming a suburban sprawl, and it’s a pattern I noticed while working on Statistics Edmonton.  I’ll leave the argument of whether it’s a net positive aside and show you what I found – a pattern/trend based on demographics that I believe visualizes the suburban sprawl effect in [...]

We’ve all seen brilliant commercials that make us laugh.  This commercial is one of my all-time favourites: in all it’s simplicity, it manages to bring out a much rarer, different emotion, and proves that the best commercials can sometimes be the simplest.

One of the things that I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on is for the use of Statistics Edmonton for political campaigns and business analytics.  I thought I’d drop a sample campaign to show people an example of how people can put in custom data to visualize interesting trends/statistics. Analyzing a Sample Election Campaign (using [...]

A friend dropped me a mail about this over the long weekend, having talked about Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and his board game a few months back.  I’ve read the book a few years back, and it’s one of a few rare reads shared through my family. The quick summary of the video: [...]


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Tech Entrepreneur, MBTI INFJ, random idea generator in the evenings. Been in the military, developed financial risk rating software, and worked in Waterloo, Singapore, Boston.

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