May 2, 2019 – The Urban Bee Laboratory Goes Into Space

As some of you may know, I work at The Urban Beekeeping Laboratory, a science focused non-profit located in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. For those of you unfamiliar, the UBL is a bee-focused non-profit and its research revolves around…

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Food Security = National Security

Food insecurity carries trans-border implications including migratory surges, economic disruption and societal instability.

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Meet Marty – The Quality Control Robot! (videos at end of post)

Marty is a quality control robot rolling out at some 500 retail locations owned by Dutch retailing giant Ahold Delhaize.

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AWS Lightsail – WordPress – Bitnami Update

Bitnami has corrected the offending mistake (.gz NOT .bz) I discovered in my original post. It now properly references a .gz extension. (Screenshot below)            I fixed the SSL certificate problem by modifying the…

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The Urban Bee Laboratory: Bees and Data

Stephanie is a data analytics practitioner at Boston’s Urban Bee Lab.

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Apple, China & ‘Made In America’: Not So Easy – At The Moment

If ‘Made in America’ is to become more than a slogan for the production of highly technical engineered components, it will require substantial training, specialized robotics systems, an entirely new infrastructure and someone to sell it to the American people.

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Four rules for fixing America in 2019

It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that social media’s impact on American society is dubious at best. To offset its worst aspects, I set forth 4 rules of conduct I believe should be adopted at large.

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A Picture Is Indeed Worth A Thousand Words: Hans Rosling

This short video is well worth your time: it features the inimitable Hans Rosling depicting the past 200 years of global progress as measured by wealth and increasing lifespans. Slick, slick production:

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Priceless: David Ortiz & 2018 Boston Redsox ALCS

I have nothing to add: Big Papi reacting to that JBJ @RedSox grand slam is everything. pic.twitter.com/lZNUwLmpG8 — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 17, 2018

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Another day, another mishap: Python Kernel – Jupyter Notebook

I generally use an Anaconda environment to manage my scripting environments and package dependencies.  I decided to give a dashboard-building application a try and wound up with a broken Python kernel when I invoked Jupyter Notebook (see below):…

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