3012: On DriverlessCrocodiles, Robert the Bruce and spiders

Celebration time: on 14th November DC hit 3,000 views. It’s worth noting (as always) that in internet terms, this is the tiniest number. It’s also worth noting that it’s signficant to me, and I’m happy about it – and thank…

198

DC had 198 views in March, from 82 visitors. In internet terms, this is a pitiful statistic. Almost no-one reads anything I write. But I love it. Even apart from the fact that I write DC for reasons other than…

Dropping catches

In Moneyball Michael Lewis describes how baseball manager Billy Beane – following the work of sabermetrician Bill James – used statistics to upturn perceptions about a group of undervalued players. These players often ‘just missed’ – they didn’t quite make…