Canada: Possible post-Thanksgiving Outbreak

COVID-19 in Motion - a preamble to a Thanksgiving outbreak in the US?

Houston Haynes

3 minute read

Having taken a turn with the data following Israel’s increase in mask-wearing compliance, I decided to look at the data in Canada after someone warned me about their Thanksgiving showing an ominous trend. Again, here I’m using Our World In Data as a source. I decided to map cases and deaths per…

Showing the Many Faces of the Pandemic

Underscoring COVID-19 data with reminders of its human toll

Houston Haynes

7 minute read

Data can tell a compelling story when it’s properly collected, collated and curated. But there are times when data isn’t enough. And it’s not the lack of information that causes the picture to be lost. Sometimes it’s sheer overwhelming volume that can diminish the translation of data into…

Highlighting (the Good, the Bad, and the Unencoded)

An approach to dynamic code markup in HighlightJS with Fira Code ligatures for extra flair

Houston Haynes

5 minute read

This site shows examples of my work in a variety of domains. Not only does “full stack engineering” require ventures into territories far and wide, my career has also migrated through several language families over the years. And as you see on this site I still return to them on occasion. So along…

How I learned to stop worrying and love the CDN

Creating an HTTP rules bypass to invalidate cached assets at deploy time

Houston Haynes

4 minute read

I love the concept of an R-blogdown based static web site - fast… simple… - OK, maybe just fast. There have been valid criticisms of static sites possessing an inherent “gateway drug” quality - a false sense of simplicity. But the idea really is to focus on the essential complexity of whatever…