• Wearable Technology

  • misc · 2014-05-23 · Thomas Ott
  • I recently bought a wearable health monitoring device (Fitbit) so I can see how much of a slug I am. This all started when a co-worker of mine introduced me to the Argus App for the iPhone. The Argus App is a simple pedometer that measures all the steps you …

  • Craft beer

  • #AI · 2014-05-21 · Thomas Ott
  • I love beer, especially craft beers, and I also love what people say about beers on Twitter. One evening I had a wild idea to see if I can find out what are the popular types of beers (pilsners, stouts, etc) based in a particular region of the United States …

  • China keeps building territory

  • misc · 2014-05-19 · Thomas Ott
  • China keeps probing it's "friends and foes," which very much follows Sun Tzu's advice to probe your enemies and see how they react. It also uses Weiqi (Go) strategy to establish small territories with the intent to eventually tie them to larger territory. Sometimes you end up pissing off your …

  • North Dakota's Bakken Field Hockey Stick

  • #AI · 2014-05-12 · Thomas Ott
  • I spent a lot of time in North Dakota and Montana for my old job, and I never would've thought that there was so much oil/gas activity up there. Unless you've been living under a rock, North Dakota is experiencing an oil boom because of a geological feature called …