Wednesday, November 05, 2008

So... Nate Silver

Hey, the election's over! It'll be nice to have those hours and hours of my life back. Amusingly I was helping my dad sort out some computer issues over the phone (while watching the returns come in on CNN), right as they called Ohio for Obama. At that point I let pops know "Katie bar the door - it's gonna be a landslide".

The numbers predicted by my new-current man-crush, Nate Silver, looked just about bang on (though with NC looking to be in Democratic hands, that will probably change), and his national vote was right on the money. But there are other reasons to be heartened by this nerd-amongst-nerds. Check out this photo, cadged from this Wonkette post:

Don't let Iggy get a good look at the monitor in the picture. He may pass out.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

And now for something completely different

For those of you that are wondering (some of you are wondering, right?) - yes, I am once again attempting to write 50,000 words of a novelish nature in November. I may even talk about that shortly.

Instead, here's something else. Some of you might know that I have a IT-ish background, and as such I keep tabs on a few blogs of that bent, though much like this so-called "poker" blog not all posts are devoted to the world of computer geekery. Much like this one I just read. You should go read it.

Just go.