IBM Many Bills: A Visual Bill ExplorerIBM is doing some really interesting work with legislation here. In my own work on Richmond Sunlight, I've long treated the text of the bill as a black box, doing very little with the text of bills. IBM demonstrates here that there's actually some valuable data to be gleaned […]
The second part of Don Teschek’s two-part series on my great uncle Eddie Cassidy, for the The Andover (NH) Beacon. The prior installment was about his service in WWII, while this is about how he and his best friend built one another’s vacation homes when they got out of the service.
My great-uncle Eddie Cassidy—my maternal grandmother’s brother—died Sunday night at the age of 93. The Andover (NH) Beacon recently featured a profile of his service in WWII, the first of a two-part series. (The second is still to come.) The author is the grandson of Uncle Eddie’s lifelong buddy, Don Teschek. Don’t miss the photo […]
Cousin Vern has been elected mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
From the small-world category, my cousin Verne Rupright is running for mayor of Wasilla. He’s a Republican, a secessionist, and a defense attorney. Verne figures the town needs to get back to basics and invest in infrastructure. No word on his position on Sarah Palin. On a related note, I recently discovered that a) Kyra […]