Master Turkers

Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is an amazing service where one can create a simple task that can be micro-out-sourced to many people over the web, each of whom performs a small parcel of it. For instance, if you wanted 1000 people to highlight faces in photographs, think of synonyms for words, or provide from-the-hip feedback on […]

Writing

All blog posts Data science Sanity checks as data sidekicks. Organizing knowledge A long time ago, I wrote my own note-taking software. This got me thinking a lot about how we organize knowledge on computers. We want to tag things, and for those tags to have their own hierarchy. (also) Wouldn’t it be great if our […]