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paulrichardcook





Life:
Selecting random pages from the 1975 National Geographic Atlas of the World



hello. if you know me, you probably know me from one of the following places:

ottawa, ontario
born here.  canadian capital.

yellowknife, northwest territories
grew up here.  ice roads.
-40° in the winter with sunsets at 3 PM.

herstmonceux, uk
international study centre. 
east sussex, not too far from eastbourne and brighton.

montreal, quebec
mcgill university.  lots of concerts.  lots of NHL hockey.

gatineau, quebec
across the river from ottawa. 
university of ottawa.  university of ottawa hockey.
lots of Gatineau Olympiques hockey (the Claude Giroux era).

nashville, tn
8 years with the nashville predators.  hockey operations/analytics. 
won the western conference/advanced to the stanley cup final in 2017.



 
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The types of things I read:

New York Times: The Great AI Awakening
How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services - and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself.


Hockey Graphs: It's Time To Stop Talking About Analytics [Part 1 of a two-part series]
"Look, nobody knows what analytics actually is anyway, so why are we still talking about it? At its most basic, analytics is simply a tool. Much like a hammer is a tool."


Hockey Graphs: When Can You Trust Your Intuition: The problem with having played the game [Part 2 of a two-part series]
"The insinuation, of course, is that if you haven't played hockey at a high level, let alone in the NHL, then you can't possibly understand the game."


The New Yorker: Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War
What lay behind Russia's interference in the 2016 election-and what lies ahead?


The Players' Tribune: Privileged
"This wasn't the first time they'd taken part in conversations about race in their NBA careers, and it wasn't the first time they'd had to address the hateful actions of others."


The Athletic: 'I could not stand being alone in my brain': Islanders goalie Robin Lehner opens up about his addiction and bipolar diagnosis
"I finally woke up my wife in the middle of the night and said the five words I never had the courage to say. [...] I have to go away."


The New Yorker: Our Automated Future
How long will it be before you lose your job to a robot?


Fast Company: The Hidden Inequality Of America's Street Design
New data shows that pedestrians in the U.S. are more likely to die if they're poor, a person of color, uninsured, or old.


The New Yorker: What Do You Call the Last of a Species?
"According to Bruce Erickson, a former colleague of Webster's, the story of 'endling' began at a convalescent center in suburban Atlanta in the mid-nineteen-nineties, when a patient told Webster that she was the only surviving member of her family."


Trello: The Science Behind Sweden's Six-Hour Workday
This just in: 6 hours are better than 8. Wait, what?




Life's hashtags:

#hockey #data-analysis #graphic-design #product-design #automobile-design #technology #artificial-intelligence #human-rights #mental-health #urban-planning #transit-planning #hiking #environment #animal-rights #vegetarian #ecofeminism #wonder-woman #democratic-socialism #mindfulness #radical-acceptance #poetry #modern art #redhead #T1D #bilingual #dual-citizen #canadian #northerner #northwest-territories #yellowknife #russia #human-rights #mental-health #morocco #iceland #corsica #usvi #surfing #diamond-mining #rock-and-roll #diplomat-family #kenya #mount-kilimanjaro #masai-spear #foster-parenting #transracial-adoption #montreal-expos #nashville-predators