Daily Archives: Sat 2012-11-10

Geeks rule the world

This warms the heart.

Here’s proof that geeks now rule the world: the USA election result shows the winner is the one with the better database. This fascinating article shows how the Obama campaign gathered and used demographic data — and how the Romney camp mis-stepped.

The Obama campaign had pulled off a trick political professionals normally fantasise about. Using some of the most sophisticated campaigning technology ever created, they reshaped the electorate to suit their candidate.

Victory for technology

summer 2012/13

Per today’s Melbourne Forecast, issued at 5:06 am EDT on Saturday 10 November 2012.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday
         Max 20 Partly cloudy.
Sunday 11 November
  Min  8 Max 26 Sunny.
Monday 12 November
  Min 17 Max 23 Shower or two developing.
Tuesday 13 November
  Min 11 Max 20 Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 14 November
  Min  8 Max 22 Partly cloudy.
Thursday 15 November
  Min 10 Max 22 Partly cloudy.
Friday 16 November
  Min 12 Max 22 Shower or two.

As such, I now declare it to be summertime (7 days in a row forecast to be 20+ degrees), and as such am shutting down the gas heater and opening up the cooling vents.