I am beginning this blog in an attempt to maintain a public blog. I'm too shy to make public my personal blog, but too vain to not broadcast at least some of my thoughts to the unknown.
I'm a grad student studying data mining for social networks. While I would like to be able to write about things related to my field on a regular basis, I will probably write to the tune of whatever I'm reading. I read blogs and books focusing on data mining, stats, sci/tech, public health, social sciences (particularly w.r.t. gender issues), and humor. Since my goal is just to write regularly, off-topic posts are better than none at all.