planetwater

ground- water, geo- statistics, environmental- engineering, earth- science

Archive for 2017

Own Your Writing

without comments

I just posted on claus-haslauer.de about “Own Your Writing!”.

In this post, I

  • discuss how important it is to own what you write, even if it comes at a cost: Knowing technology and money. Also, it seems like publishing has become more complicated than it needs to be on open solutions.
  • play with the new JSON-feed format (in python)
  • Written by Claus

    June 21st, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Posted in

    Thresholds

    without comments

    In my work about spatial dependence, I do see that in different ranges of quantiles, the type of dependence can differ. More generally, this means that thresholds are an important characteristic of environmental systems.

    This is why I think this video that I noticed on kottke.org is so inspiring: sometimes something small leads to a big change — a “threshold” is “jumped over”:

    Written by Claus

    June 7th, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Posted in

    Years of Blogging

    without comments

    • Manton Reece celebrated 15 years of blogging in March. It turns out that planetwater.org does not date that far back, but almost 11 years of blogging is not nothing either. The details are actually blurry in my mind. Definitely Dayf had started the “boardinger” at some time around 2003, we had used that for a while, and I guess I moved to WordPress in 2006
    • In fact, the WordPress installation at sysprovide has been running and has been upgraded constantly ever since – until last Thursday, when the first outage occurred (at least to my knowledge)
    • If there is one thing certain, it’s that things do change. As does the blogging frequency. I guess there are certain cycles
    • Recently, I started to take claus-haslauer.de as my professional site more seriously, and setup a static page generator (Pelican) that supports Jupyter notebooks. While that is pretty exciting, I do not want to neglect planet water! This is the first post that I am writing and posting with Ulysses and not with my traditional TextMate / MarsEdit combination

    Yay to Independent Blogging!

    I will use the occasion of looking back, following Gabe Weatherhead’s spirit, to give a shout out to independent blogging.

    The following three blogs are in my queue since the beginning of time, none of which are particularly related to water:

    I also admit that I follow a few that are on Gabe’s list, and Gabs himself:

    Written by Claus

    April 9th, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Posted in