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I have the misfortune of owning all of Ed Tufte’s books. Reading and enjoying these books has given me a sensitivity to data display that now makes me cringe whenever I see a terrible chart. Even in academic papers, benchmark charts and other data pieces are done with common tools (M$ ex-hell, bleh!) that produce […]

Mormon Resignation

Today, I met with the Bishop of my local ward. He’s a really nice guy, and has some personal reasons for disagreeing with some of the teachings of official church leadership (he’s got a gay family member). This made my resignation a bit easier, he could readily identify with my position. Our mutual understand and […]