– life advice through a geeky lens

November 16th, 2011 · No Comments

So I’ve been busy launching another new blog called Geekspirations.

Essentially, it’s life advice told from a geeky perspective, and there will be a new “Geekspiration” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Check it out, and enjoy!

→ No CommentsCategories: culture | 381 views – for those who love graphs

October 27th, 2011 · No Comments is a new adventure I’m working on.  It’s a site for those who love graphs. On this site, we will share with you:

  • Original posts where we gather data and create graphs of interesting information
  • History of data visualization and debates on what successful visualization looks like
  • Resources in improving the visualizations you create for your job and your life
  • Links to other sites showing great (and not so great) uses of visualization

So, come on over and have a look!


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sportsgraph – “who’s winning?” minute-by-minute stanley cup 2011 sparkline

June 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Sports + Graph = SportsGraph!

“How many minutes has each team led in the Stanley Cup?” my friend Drew wondered the other night as we were watching the tail end of Game 5.

Using the Sparkline feature in Excel 2010, I have looked at the minute-by-minute scores and the results are interesting.

Despite the series being all square now at 3-3, Boston is dominating minutes lead 164 to 36 (45% to 10%).

I’ll post an updated graph after Game 7…

Update: Here’s the chart with Game 7 updated:


Boston lead 50% of the minutes compared to Vancouver which only lead 9%.

It would be interesting to see how this compares to other series that have gone on to Game 7’s.

Update: Here is the 1994 Vancouver vs. New York Rangers series.

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welcome newbies!

April 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Welcome new visitors!

You may have stumbled here because of my “ad” on the CampCampPhilly website.

Sorry to disappoint, but there is no block replacement service here.  Try your “Reset” button and that should do the trick.

However, my name is Corey and this is my website.  Originally from Jackson, NJ, I went to school in Philly and now live in King of Prussia, PA, and I’ve recently starting writing for Geekadelphia.

I don’t post on my personal site nearly enough, however I post on Twitter with much more frequency.

Originally I created this site to track my adventures when I traveled in Europe in 2007, but since that point it’s expanded into musings on photography, food, sports, video games, and culture.  Sometimes I also rant about random things.  You can read about me in the About page.

Other things you might find interesting:

  • I did a photo-a-day photography project called “Project 365” in 2009.
  • I dislike running, but will be doing the Broad Street Run for the second year in a row.
  • I just got engaged to my beautiful fiancée Kristine.
  • My high score in bowling is 279.
  • I enjoy bullet-pointed lists.

Thanks for stopping by!

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running broad street for charity

March 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I’m running for charity at this year’s Broad Street Run, a ten-mile race in Philadelphia. I’m going to start at the back of the pack, and collect donations for every person I pass. This way, it incentivizes me to run faster, because every person I pass means more goes towards charity.

The charities I am supporting are the American Cancer Society, the Lupus Foundation of America, Philabundance, and the SPCA.

I’ve set up a sub-site website where I’m accepting pledges for donations.  If you pledge a per-person amount, after the race I’ll tell you how many people I passed and how much your donation will be.  If you pledge a flat donation, you’ll have the opportunity to donate now.

Thanks in advance for your support!

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delicious birthday breakfast

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments

My birthday breakfast this year was delicious.

Bacon + Reese’s Puffs = Breakfast of Champions.

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well I’m gonna drive 100,000 miles…again

February 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Some time has passed since my post on my car on hitting 100,000 and 111,111 miles.

Since then, in November 2009, I got a “new” car in that had about 90,000 miles.  Well, I recently hit 100,000 in the new car, my 2000 Volvo S40.

99,999 miles!

100,000 miles!

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closing down

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments

A few years ago, a few friends and I set up a website called Awesomeopolis. It was meant to be a home for sharing great stories from the Internet, in addition to creating original content.  We started off with a lot of momentum in 2009, but in 2010 the posts slowed to a trickle. We decided to shut off the lights and close it down.

I had a great time with it and I want to thank my friends for making it fun.

I’ve copied some of my better posts over to my site, and you can find them under the awesomeopolis tag.

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why thinkgeek is awesome

December 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

ThinkGeek is pretty awesome. However, I had a defective geeky toy that I bought for Christmas, and I used the live chat functionality to talk with a service rep named Evin.


Me: [Describes problem with item]

ThinkGeek Customer Rep: Alright I can get this set up for you, would you like us to send a replacement when we receive the defective one?

Me: that works for me

Me: I’d also like ten of your finest tauntuan sleeping bags as compensation for the inconvenience

Me: but only if they’re made of real tauntaun

ThinkGeek Customer Rep: Alright, it’s all set, I just sent you an e-mail with return instructions. Unfortunately all the real tauntaun ones are currently out of stock, it’s be difficult to get real tauntaun lately, something to do with a rebelion and the trade federation… I don’t have all the details but it’s gonna be awhile until the real tauntaun ones are back in stock.

Me: *sigh*

Me: alright then


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our patio garden

August 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Long time, no post.

In our current apartment, we live on the 9th floor.  We also have a patio, which is awesome.

Kristine and I decided that we should have a patio garden, and so after a handful of trips to Lowes and to Oaks Gardens, we have flowers, herbs, tomatoes, and peppers growing in our patio “garden”.

Here are some pictures:







More after the jump! [

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