The Avatar Is Blue

I’ve changed my years-long avatar to the blue Cap’ shield because the colors of our flag have no business being displayed in any venue until Donald Trump is no longer President (one way or another). The red/white/blue triad has been coopted by an authoritarian, sociopathic puppet and is now a symbol of fear, greed, hate,… Continue reading

RSwitch 1.7.0 Has Been Released

I (and, apparently, Gandalf O_o) are pleased to announce that RSwitch version 1.7.0 has been released. (Direct Download) RSwitch is a macOS menubar utility that: makes it dead simple to manage multiple macOS R versions use the latest RStudio daily builds access remote RStudio Server sessions using in a purpose-built browser that lets you use… Continue reading

Dairy-Free No-Fail Biscuits

Ingredients 453g all-purpose flour (this precision is not 100% necessary, you may need to add more when folding in the wet ingredients) 30-37g sugar (I’d err on the lower side for the first run) 28g baking powder 7g salt 151g butter-flavored shortening (cold!) 76g eggs (I kinda just use 2 jumbo and add a teensy… Continue reading

New Package — {cdccovidview} — To Work with the U.S. CDC’s New COVID-19 Trackers: COVIDView and COVID-NET

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC from now on) has setup two new public surveillance resources for COVID-19. Together, COVIDView and COVID-NET provide similar weekly surveillance data as FluView does for influenza-like illnesses (ILI). The COVIDView resources are HTML tables (O_O) and, while the COVID-NET interface provides a “download” button, there is no… Continue reading

Adzuki & Andouille Soup

Ingredients 2 cups adzuki (not dried) 2 cups (4-6 links) andouille sliced 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 bay leaves 2 garlic cloves, coarse chopped 0-2 dry hot peppers to taste 1-2 fresh sprigs thyme 4 cups stock (chicken or veg) salt & pepper to taste dash of vinegar TODO Brown sausage… Continue reading