2,000th post

This is my 2,000th blog post. I’ve been blogging for a little over five years, writing around a post a day. Thank you all for reading, commenting, sharing, and generally being so encouraging. This post will just be a few brief updates.

Blog upgrade

I upgraded my blogging software and changed the theme a few weeks ago. The new theme is supposed to be more mobile-friendly. There were a few little problems with the upgrade. I think I’ve fixed everything by now, though I’d still like to make a few changes here and there. If you see any problems or have any suggestions, please let me know.


Going out on my own has been a blast. I’ve got a few projects going on now and more on the horizon. Really interesting work. As you’d expect if you’ve read this blog for a while, the work has been a mixture of math, stats, computing, and writing. I may be hiring a couple people part-time to help me out.

Google Reader

If you’ve subscribed to this blog through Google Reader, remember that Google is going to turn it off July 1. There are many other RSS readers out there. I list a few options here. My impression is that a lot of the people are moving to Feedly or NewsBlur.


I plan to visit Tuscaloosa, San Francisco, and Austin in the next few weeks. Let me know if you’re in one of these areas and would like to get together.

15 thoughts on “2,000th post

  1. Congratulations on the milestone, and thanks for all you contribute!

    As it happens I am likely to be in Austin in a couple of weeks, likely May 6 – 7 but not yet definite. Hope things work out, I would indeed like to get together.

  2. David Chudzicki

    I’m in SF — if you have time, I’d love to get together for a beer or something. If other SF readers are interested, maybe we could all do something?

  3. I would love to meet up with you (and any other readers) in SF. What dates are you looking at?

  4. I quite enjoy this blog.

    The only qualm I have with the redesign is the enormous photo of your head in the sidebar on the right.

    For some reason I never expect it when I click through from RSS (I use The Old Reader now).

  5. Congratulations, John! I’ve been following your blog for a few years and I enjoy it very much. Thanks for sharing a lot of interesting stuff! :-)

  6. And thank you for writing! I’m always happy to see a new post of yours show up in my newsreader.

  7. Congratulations! As another long time lurker, let me add my gratitude for the education and entertainment you freely provide!

  8. hi John thanks for your dedication, your posts are inspiring. I’d be interested as well about your musical background – you have done some posts on ‘music’ in general but are you a musician yourself? And if so, is there really anything you don’t do :-) ??

  9. wolfsnipes: I was in band and choir growing up. After that I played in church orchestras but I don’t do that anymore. I’m not a professional, not even a very good amateur.

    And there are plenty of things I don’t do. :)

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