The Theologian vs. the Practitioner, Life Lessons from a Digital Filter


Maybe next time, Hermione.

So the Harry Potter marathon was on recently. Remember that scene in the first Harry Potter movie, where all the students are exposed to broomsticks for the first time? Harry gets his broomstick up on the first try, which really upsets Hermione because she’s struggle-busing really hard?

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The Open Data Revolution Comes to Houston


The announcement made me giddy: As of September 18, Houston has an open data policy. Most of the city’s data will become public, allowing any resident access to terabytes of information that can be used to improve the city’s quality of life. At, the city has already posted 162 city datasets – data on everything from hurricane risk areas to registered city lobbyists to crime stats.

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