Monthly Archives: March 2013

JPEG Compression Shows Success of Viral “Equal Sign” Profile Picture

If you’re friends with enough political activists on Facebook (as I am), you may have noticed your friends switching their profile photos by the hundreds to a red equals sign ahead of the Supreme Court oral arguments on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. Like a game of digital telephone, every time an […]

Interactive Map: Gainesville Mayoral Election

Results by precinct from the March 19, 2013 election for Mayor of Gainesville, Florida are below. The top two candidates in this nonpartisan election will proceed to a runoff. Mouse over the map to display labels for precincts and roads. You can also use the legend or data table to select precincts by clicking on […]

Legislative Shadow Day at the Florida State Capitol

Once a year, students in my master’s program at the University of Florida follow a member of the Florida Legislature for a day. I was hosted by State Senator Maria Sachs (D), who represents parts of Broward and Palm Beach County. While Congress is famed and derided for its gridlock, in the 50 state legislatures, […]