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Jake Tolbert
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Attended Eastern Illinois University
Lives in Decatur, IL
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As I stepped out on my front porch just now to call my kids in, I heard a neighbor (several houses away) blowing a whistle, to which his kids responded, "we're coming, Dad!"

# neighborhood #ftw
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My favorite part of the #millikin Celebration of Scholarship: the haiku competition 
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I think it was Sokka's story in the Tales of Ba Sing Se episode. You don't remember it because it was the least impactful of all the stories in that one.
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It's Celebration of Scholarship day at #millikin, easily my favorite day of the year.

I end up spending all day listening to student presentations about what they've been studying.

I've already heard two great presentations, one about the commercialization of hip hop on Tanzania and another about the need to implement rock and roll ensembles in music education.

The last one was one of the best presentations I've seen--ole boy was a little frenetic, but that only served to underscore his passion about his subject.

Really great stuff. 
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As usual, Existential Comics wins at internet. Also philosophy. And pokemon.
Bertrand Russell using set theory on himself is a reference to Russell's Paradox, which he discovered, and destroyed much of his own work in set theory. Hegel has often been accused of "obscurantism", that is, using intentionally confusing language to try to appear profound.
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I'm going to need to do some mapping soon and am trying to decides if I should learn leaflet or ggmap.

Any suggestions/reasoning to learn one over another?

I'll probably end up doing multiple maps of home addresses as well as choropleths based on zip code/regions, etc. I've only used MapPoint in the past and figure I could probably do better with R.

Thoughts a/o suggestions? Things I'm not considering?
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I've used plotGoogleMaps http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/plotGoogleMaps/plotGoogleMaps.pdf quite extensively and found it very useful. letflet is good too, not tried ggmaps yet. 
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Ugh. Are there any decent tab sites that aren't Ultimate Guitar? That site is so spammy and awful and doesn't work on smaller screens.

I miss the OLGA...


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dont know about guitar but if you get in the market for a banjo tab site I can give you the link to a really good one of those +Jake Tolbert  
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Uh oh. I got the hammered dulcimer out tonight (for the first time in at least a year, maybe twice that long) and my worst fear had come true: the top is starting to cave in.

Whoever made this thing did a poor job of bracing the top--the only braces run vertically from the top all the way to the bottom, but not quite under the bridges, which lets the treble bridge roll as the top buckles and sags (you can see it sagging towards the sound hole in the pic.)

I'd like to add some thin horizontal braces, but the sound holes are too small to work through (they're about the size of a mandolin hole, maybe slightly bigger). What I really need to do is take the top off.

I seriously doubt the person who built this thing, whoever they were, used hide glue, so I'm nervous that when I try to disassemble it, I'll tear it to pieces. 
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The real problem is that the brace "under" the treble bridge is in the wrong spot by about 3/4". I THINK the soundboard is ply,based on how it's cracking, but I'm not sure.

I've hit the strings mostly loosened (a few strings do more than make flabby noises) and it's still really sagging...2 strings per note, btw.

Any suggestions about taking the soundboard off? I'm nervous I'm going to tear the thing to pieces... 
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A presentation on the connection between Harry Potter fan fiction and the tradition of oral story telling.. 
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Lots of really interesting talk here about the difference between online sharing vs print publication, as well as the way online/forum/reddit culture is taking the (already empty) place of oral story telling/folklore culture. 
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Stumbled onto this somehow: "unique blend of accordions and steel guitars play ...tropical holiday hits and Grand Ole Opry favorites!" #wat
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Great fretless banjo tone here.
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Is there a vignette for the ggmap package somewhere? 

I tried vignette(ggmap)--nothing found. 
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I've got a new blog post out, this time about fun 3D scatterplots: http://www.fundraisingwithr.com/3d-scatterplot-in-r/

As I point out, it'll a little gimmicky, but it's at least as much fun as it is gimmicky!
making a 3D scatterplot in R that you can pan and zoom is pretty simple
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rollin' like a semi, brother
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Interested in computers, free and open source ideas, emergent Christianity, geocaching, poetry, folk music, guitars.
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Leader of The Curators, a folk/Americana band in Decatur IL
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  • Millikin University
    Assoc. Director of Data Mgmt. and Electronics Communication, 2010 - present
  • Decatur Electronics
    Marketing, 2006 - 2010
  • Christ on Campus
    Assoc. Campus Minister, 1999 - 2006
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Justin McRoberts: Christmas Songs (Vol 1 & 2)
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These 5 ukuleles need to find a new home with a new wall hanger! Look through the pictures and vote using the form below to tell us which is

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Interview--Reed Arvin: Recording Rich Mullins' A Liturgy, A Legacy, and ...
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Rich Mullins' landmark album A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band turn 20 years old this month. This interview is part 2 of my celebrati

Car Cast Podcast Player
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I created Car Cast to help me deal with my hour long commute. I use it every day, I love it - but hey, it's my baby. Feel free to try it out

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"Is everything okay?" Anne asked me. She sat at our counter, and I stood on the other side, next to the microwave, watching my bowl of soup

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c.1920 Elton Spin-On 11" Pie-Plate Banjo Resonator
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This is a surplus-to-me (I've got a few) pie-plate style resonator that "spins on" to the back of any banjo that has a wooden dowel-stick co

Raw, a tool to turn spreadsheets to vector graphics
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Primarily conceived as a tool for designers and vis geeks, Raw aims at providing a missing link between spreadsheet applications (e.g. Micro

Tudor theatre, 21st century technology | Raspberry Pi
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This summer, Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London mounted a production of all three of Shakespeare's Henry VI plays, staged both at Shakesp

Mousetrap
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“ A simple library for handling keyboard shortcuts in Javascript. ” Thanks, craigiam!

Post-Snowden Cluelessness -
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Apparently, neither the British government nor the news media understand how computers actually work.

Guitar wiring: how to get a good clean solder joint!
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The three basics to keep in mind if you want your work to be as good or better than the guitar's original wiring. — Erick Coleman From the f

PartiallyClips » Phone Conversation
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This is based on an actual conversation I witnessed at a Radio Shack – some poor schmo (Chrome assures me that this is the correct spelling

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Oh, Violent Android Elton John Pharmacist! You so crazeh! I'm worried the wordiness of this one kinda stifles its punch, but I had fun with

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Copyright music and lyrics reproduced by kind permission of Special Rider -- for original, exclusive performances by Bob Dylan, check-out th

Do Suburbs Lack Sacred Space?
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Aaron Renn says they do: Suburbs are often unfairly maligned as lacking the qualities that make cities great. But one place that criticism c

I was scammed on Craigslist. - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
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I was scammed on Craigslist. And as scam stories go, I think it was pretty decent… I mean, it’s better than the Nigerian prince. Plus, I lov

Tea Timer
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*** Please email me with any issues ***A simple tea timer, works when the phone is sleeping. Can even be used to time things _other_ than te

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