The HuffPost Predict-o-Tron is a tool we built to let people make their own March Madness bracket predictions using basketball statistics, expert ratings, and results from the past four tournaments.
There are some interesting tidbits to be found in the…
By Jay Boice
The Huffington Post publishes live results on the night of elections with data from The Associated Press, loaded using our open-source AP Elections Data Loader. Often, during the early part of the night, only counties that lean toward one candidate have reported, and…
We’ve long wondered whether big, loud share buttons lead more people to share our work than small, subtle icons. A few weeks ago, we ran an A/B test during the Massachusetts Senate special election to find out.
We didn’t want to spend a lot of time building infrastructure for this one…
The Utah Independent Telephone Co. provided election results to callers. The Herald-Republican (Salt Lake City, Utah), Nov. 2, 1909
In 1912, the Edgefield (S.C.) Advertiser told readers to call its offices on election night for results
View of the electoral map of the United States at Midnight. San Francisco Call (1900)
The programmer, who needs clarity, who must talk all day to a machine that demands declarations, hunkers down into a low-grade annoyance. It is here that the stereotype of the programmer, sitting in a dim room, growling from behind Coke cans, has its origins. The disorder of the desk, the floor; the yellow Post-it notes everywhere; the whiteboards covered with scrawl: all this is the outward manifestation of the messiness of human thought. The messiness cannot go into the program; it piles up around the programmer.
This may be why the best programmers are some of the most anxiety-ridden people you’ll meet.(via buzz)