Well, I have to admit that I hit a wall. My original plan was to use FME and Python to extract the text from all released LSAT exams (using optical character recognition, or OCR) and generate a list of the most commonly used “LSAT vocabulary words” – that is, words that AREN’T ordinary words like... Continue Reading →
I embarked on this project last Thursday, September 28. This is the tale of my technical woes and triumphs. This gets a little jargon-y, but I think I’ve done an okay job of explaining the technical details well enough that a pure novice can understand what I’m doing. I can’t guarantee, however, that you’ll find... Continue Reading →
or, How to over-engineer the creation of a vocabulary study list pervasive even-handed connote repudiate cognizance impropriety forestall lamented contradiction plowed validity oligarchy despotism devoid equivocate onerous zealous retribution vindicated The above are words my students have asked me to define for them over the past couple months. I teach university students and graduates to... Continue Reading →
It’s Wednesday night, 10:00 p.m. In her suburban Detroit living room, MontiLee Stormer is sitting down in front of the TV, her husband at her side and her laptop logged into Facebook. In Bethel, PA, Pamela V. Jones is doing the same. They are both tuned in to CBS’s CSI: Cyber – but not because... Continue Reading →
In exchange for handing out candy on All Hallows' Eve, I get to collect data and compare trick-or-treating stats from year to year. Because I'm a dork.
We're going on a journey through my head. I write about the stuff I find interesting, which runs the gamut from science fiction to politics, from Dancing With the Stars to behavioural economics. If you have a topic or story you'd like me to cover, please leave a comment and let me know. I'm ever curious... Continue Reading →