@NYTimes obits: 227 females, 476 males

Today, January 16, there was 2 female and 2 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. Catching up, yesterday, January 15, there was 1 female and 4 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. January 14, there was 2 female and 2 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. January 13, there was 2 female and 2 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. January 12, there was 1 female and 3 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. January 10, there was 1 female and 3 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. January 9, there was 2 female and 4 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. January 8, there was 1 female and 2 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. January 5, there was 2 female and 1 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. Since I started tracking it here, that is 227 females and 476 males featured. #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14 02017, but I’ve missed days when on travel.)

More Quantified

Or, the importance of error bars / confidence levels…

Today I received the Airthings Wave to monitor radon (we are in the western US!) – it is bluetooth to my phone at the moment, but I’ll have to see if I can actually log the data more permanently (maybe a raspberry pi bluetooth? WAHOO!). At any rate, it says we have a radon level of <0.3 (or 0.1 pCi/L) with 32% humidity and a temperature of 71F. Our Ambient weather station (about .75 m away) says 69.1F and 28% humidity.. The usual curse of making more than one measurement (means you don’t know which is correct!). At any rate, the radon sensor is going down the sub-stair enclosed area (aka beer basement) and we’ll see how that goes. I’ll have to see if I can get a bluetooth connection to a raspberry pi and do some real data logging.

In that vein, I’ve gotten munin going and have five of the local data loggers (sohpi itself, the picam, the shake, the boom, and the ads-b receiver) all reporting state of health data.

Data! the best way to counter anti-fact politicians..

The quantified self

More the quantified environment. I’ve continued on the SEAMONSTER theme and added lots of instrumentation. Some of that includes a weather station (Ambient, been good), an aircraft tracker (ADS-B), an all-sky meteor camera, a seismometer (or two), an infrasound sensor, and more. I’m currently working on adding a raspberry pi zero-W based webcam and will put some thoughts here.

A quick search shows that motion is still a maintained piece of code and can do what I want (I haven’t used that in about a decade – I was pleased to find it!). With all these sensors (and Torsten’s complaints about network ping times, as well as occasional network flakiness), it is time to get back some SOH (state of health) monitoring tools. rrdtool is what I used back in the day – I found it at the top of my search so it appears to still be alive. (pet peeve – the web pages I first found didn’t have date/time stamp, so who really knows..) Plenty of tools have been built on top of rrdtool, but it looks like rrdtool is still a good foundation (in my searching, I did see reference to YARW (yet another religious war) about different versions of rrdtool).

motion on the raspberry pi seems the thing for the webcam. I’m taking a stab at rrdtool. Perhaps moving to python/rrdtool? I’ll take a look at that – back a decade ago, we used perl to run the rrdtool infrastructure. Maybe I’ll track the progress here – and perhaps get a fancy modern dashboard going as part of this quantified environment..

@NYTimes obits: 213 females, 455 males

Today, January 4, there was 0 female and 5 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. Catching up, yesterday, January 3, there was 0 female and 3 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. December 26, there was 1 female and 1 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. December 25, there was 1 female and 1 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. December 24, there was 2 female and 2 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. December 23, there was 0 female and 3 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. December 22, there was 0 female and 2 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. December 21, there was 2 female and 2 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. December 20, there was 0 female and 3 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. December 19, there was 1 female and 2 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. December 18, there was 0 female and 2 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. December 17, there was 1 female and 3 male featured obituaries in the New York Times. Since I started tracking it here, that is 213 females and 455 males featured. #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14 02017, but I’ve missed days when on travel.)