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Moving the Shield to a new home

This week (Thanksgiving-ish, 2015) I start a new adventure at Rapid7! You can read more about why over at the official announcement. Rapid7 has an amazing amount of data, a world-class team and a determination to deliver cutting-edge solutions that make it possible for organizations detect and deter those that seek to do them harm. […]

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An OS X R Task Runner for—and a Mini-R-centric review of—Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code Editor

Microsoft’s newfound desire to make themselves desirable to the hipster development community has caused them to make many things open and/or free of late. One of these manifestations is Visual Studio Code, an Atom-ish editor for us code jockeys. I have friends at Microsoft and the Revolution R folks are there now, so I try […]


Beware of sideloading f.lux for iOS from files obtained on sharing/torrent sites

Apple made the @justgetflux folks remove their iOS sideloaded app due to the use of private APIs (which are a violation of the Apple Developer agreement). The ZIP archive has been pulled from their site (and it really has, too). This “sideloading”—i.e. installing directly to your device after compiling it from source—was an interesting way […]

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Using MonetDB[Lite] with real-world CSV files

MonetDBLite (for R) was announced/released today and, while the examples they provide are compelling there’s a “gotcha” for potential new folks using SQL in general and SQL + MonetDB + R together. The toy example on the site shows dumping mtcars with dbWriteTable and then doing things. Real-world CSV files have headers and commas (MonetDB […]


Visualizing Survey Data : Comparison Between Observations

Cybersecurity is a domain that really likes survey, or at the very least it has many folks within it that like to conduct and report on surveys. One recent survey on threat intelligence is in it’s second year, so it sets about comparing answers across years. Rather than go ingo the many technical/statistical issues with […]


An Ephemeral Update to daylight()

This occurrence of the bi-annual corruption of the space-time continuum (i.e. changing to/from standard/daylight time) in the U.S. caused me to make a slight change to the code from an older post. The daylight() function now auto-discovers the date and location information (via telize) from the caller, which means all you have to do to […]


Less Drama, More Encoding

Junk Charts adeptly noted and fixed this excessively stylized chart from the WSJ this week: Their take on it does reduce the ZOMGOSH WE ARE DOOMED! look and feel of the WSJ chart: But, we can further reduce the drama by using a more neutral color encoding and encode both the # of outbreaks and […]


Installing R on OS X – “100% Homebrew Edition”

In a previous post I provided “mouse-heavy” instructions for getting R running on your Mac. A few of the comments suggested that an “all Homebrew” solution may be preferable for some folks. Now, there are issues with this since getting “support” for what may be R issues will be very difficult on the official mailing […]

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