Winter Sunset

Numbers often provide objective measures of performance. In baseball, sabremetricians have been using the vast numbers produced by the sport to improve performance for decades. It seemed to me that I could do the same with the data that I produced. But I set a fairly specific scope when I started out: I'd focus on objective measurements; that is, things for which I did not have to make a judgement call. I'd use only data that could be collected automatically, without me having to do anything beyond my normal activity. The things that fell into this category--the low-hanging fruit--was, for me, things like physical activity (walking, sleeping), writing (word counts), computer activity (how long I used various applications throughout the day

I noticed a particularly nice winter sky this evening, one of the nicer ones I’ve seen so far this year. So I thought I’d share it.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.