The goal of this blog is to connect and reconnect the mundane daily practice of science with the experiences of wonder and humility that make it worth doing. Enfascination is the transmission of wonder. My research page is here.
Freshness date: July 15, 2018.

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1920's infoviz, and "Flapperism" as the culmination of Western civilization
in Cognitive Science: Synergistic Information Processing Encrypts Strategic Reasoning in Poker
Words with doubles give me troubles
Satie's doodles
Waiting in the cold: the cognitive upper limits on the formation of spontaneous order.
Many have tried, none have succeeded: "Pavlov's cat" isn't funny.
Ramon y Cajal's Advice to a young investigator
My most sticky line from Stephenson's Diamond Age
Generous and terrifying: the best late homework policy of all time
How to create a Google For Puppies homepage
Quantifying the relative influence of prejudices in scientific bias, for Ioannidis
Pandas in 2018
Good mental hygiene demands constant vigilance, meta-vigilance, and meta-meta-vigilance
List of Google Scholar advanced search operators
typographically heavy handed web design
A simple way to drive to get more efficiency out of cruise control
How do we practice large-scale social engineering when, historically, most of it is evil?
Philip K. Dick's vanity was his best protection from his vanity
"What's a pee-dant?"
My great grandma's face tattoos
New paper out from my time at Disney: Blind moderation with human computation
Modern economic ideology has overwritten sharing as the basis of human history
A house in a part of the Netherlands that's in a part of Belgium in the Netherlands.
Black and white emoji fonts
all the emoji in a line
Yeah, I'm not sure that that's the takeaway
Behavioral economics in the smallest nutshell
Searle has good ideas and original ideas, but his good ones aren't original, and his original ones aren't good.
White hat p-hacking, a primer
Words with dundant or fluous fixes
Journey through rope
Is it scientific or lazy to lose ten bikes to theft?
Books read in 2016
Two GIFs about peer review, and an embarrassing story ...
The cooperative lives of the Swiss
The beauty of unyielding disappointment, in science and beyond
Michael Lacour has rebranded himself as Michael Jules at www.michaeljules.xyz
Zeno's Arrow Keys: Geometric text navigation sequences in vim
Vision of 2001 from the pages of a 1901 weekly
Books read in 2015 (way late)