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Mexican tequila harvest – in pictures

I really enjoy tequila. It is my favorite distilled beverage. I prefer a better quality than Patron, but I will order Patron in a bar that doesn’t have many choices.

I thought this article was excellent!

 

Graeme Robertson went to Mexico to photograph the Patrón tequila process, from harvest to bottling.

Order of Patrón production process:

  1. Harvesting, trimming, sorting
  2. Baking/cooking
  3. Crushing (Roller mill/tahona mill)
  4. Fermentation (Roller mill/tahona mill)
  5. Distillation (Roller mill/tahona mill)
  6. Ageing, blending
  7. Bottling

Source: Mexican tequila harvest – in pictures

What did Apple do wrong with U2 album?

horse mouth photoI have read a few complaints about Apple giving away the U2 album Songs of Innocence. I don’t understand the outrage. I had ignored the ruckus until I read an article in one of my favorite blogs, Successful Workplace.

What did Apple do to incur this outrage? All the company did was give away an album that was going to be widely popular anyway. But instead people have come out against Apple for their generosity.

You may not love U2, but a lot of people do. Apple spent a reported $100 million dollars to give a gift to a lot of people.

LinkedIn maps are a cool way to visualize big data

LinkedIn Maps are a great example of using Big Data processing tools to create a meaningful representation of data. I have labeled my largest clouds. The largest clouds were places that I worked the longest. Also it is interesting that the customer dots tend to be located in the middle since they tend to have connections to a wide variety of software companies. Of course, my alma mater, Rose-Hulman, tends to be interspersed with customers for the same reason.

It is unfortunate that LinkedIn is turning off LinkedIn Maps. Hopefully, they will replace it with something just as cool. From their website:

Sometimes we have to retire tools we love so we can focus our attention and resources on creating even better experiences for our members. We’re currently looking at new ways to help you visualize and gain insights from your professional network. That’s why we’re discontinuing InMaps as of September 1, 2014.