Thursday, November 27, 2014

Amazon Fire Phone, Unlocked: $199

Amazon Fire Smartphone Price Has Gone Down, Only $199 | Wall Street OTC

Amazon Fire Phone - Unlocked GSM, 13 MP Camera - Shop Now : $199

Amazon’s Fire sale: Phone is now just $199 unlocked | Computerworld
"In addition to the price cut, Amazon deleted thousands of customer reviews of the product, leaving up only reviews posted since the price cut went into effect."

d3.js: Word Cloud Generator

Word Cloud Generator by Jason Davies

How the Word Cloud Generator Works

jasondavies/d3-cloud @ GitHub
Example cloud of Twitter search results for “amazing”
D3 Tag Cloud - JSFiddle

book: Visual Storytelling With D3

Visual Storytelling With D3

Visual Storytelling with D3: An Introduction to Data Visualization in JavaScript™: O'Reilly - Safari Books Online

ritchieking/d3-book @ GitHub

Click on years

Zipfian: Data Science + Engineering Academy

Programs at Zipfian Academy — Zipfian Academy - Data Science Bootcamp:
San Francisco, 12 weeks, $16K => average of $115K as a base salary following the program

Data Visualization and D3.js Course - Udacity

Datablog, Data Journalism

Datablog | News | The Guardian:
"Data journalism and data visualization from the Guardian"

Data journalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The New Journalism - Visualization & D3 - Udacity
Narrative Visualization: Telling Stories with Data
Edward Segel and Jeffrey Heer

Welcome - The Data Journalism Handbook

Correlation vs. Causation

Correlation does not imply causation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"Correlation does not imply causation is a phrase in science and statistics that emphasizes that a correlation between two variables does not necessarily imply that one causes the other."

many strange examples:
Spurious Correlations

Data Visualization and D3.js / Correlation vs Causation @ Udacity

dimple.js: charting for d3 data visualisations

dimple - A simple charting API for d3 data visualisations:

"An object-oriented API for business analytics powered by d3."

PMSI-AlignAlytics/dimple @ GitHub

Home · PMSI-AlignAlytics/dimple Wiki

web tool: Chrome console.table()

Tips And Tricks - Google Chrome:

Quantum OS: Material Design + Linux

Quantum OS:
"an operating system based upon Linux which conforms to Google’s Material Design guidelines
...The UI framework itself will be cross-platform, just as Qt itself is, so apps written with it will run on OS X, Windows, or other Linux distributions"

Why it is not based on web?

Hour of Code

Join the largest learning event in history, Dec 8-14, 2014:

"The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104."
Learn |

It's not to late too get ready for the Hour of Code... | Coding4Fun Blog | Channel 9

web: Contributor by Google

Contributor by Google:

"An experiment in additional ways to fund the web. 

Today’s Internet is mostly funded by advertising. 

But what if there were a way to directly support 

the people who create the sites you visit each day?"

Google: Give Us Some Money and We'll Make Ads Disappear : PERSONAL TECH : Tech Times

"Google is introducing a program called Google Contributor, which would give users the option to remove ads from their web experience.

The feature comes at a price, however. Users can choose whether to pay $1, $2 or $3 per month, which generated revenue being shared between Google and participating websites.

"When you visit a participating website, part of your contribution goes to the creators of that site,"

Azure: Data Factory Services

ScottGu's Blog - Azure: Announcing New Real-time Data Streaming and Data Factory Services:


The Ins and Outs of Azure Data Factory – Orchestration and Management of Diverse Data - SQL Server Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs 
Azure Data Factory is a fully managed service that does information production by orchestrating data with processing services as managed data pipelines. A pipeline connects diverse data (like SQL Server on-premises or cloud data like Azure SQL Database, Blobs, Tables, and SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines) with diverse processing techniques (like Azure HDInsight (Hive and Pig), and custom C# activities). This will allow the data developer to transform and shape the data (join, aggregate, cleanse, enrich) so that it becomes authoritative and trustworthy to be consumed by BI tools.