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Saona Island

Saona Island

Back from a great holiday with the family. I read the book The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb which I got from my friend Inge. A very well written book about risks. Really liked how it was written.

I did read it on paper, but was amazed how many iPads and Kindle devices you see on the beach.

The book referred to by Philip Ball, a book I read years ago and really got me thinking. It resulted in designing the first voting widget which we launched december 2006 and still use every year for voting for the best dance record. The book argued about how a choice out of two is the most valuable one.

If you like these type of books I can recommend you both.

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Designing online voting systems

In 2006 I designed and build a simple voting system. It’s being used to collect millions of votes over the past years.

It’s a rather unique voting mechanism, not to mention fun and even a bit educational – Resident Advisor

Eclectro voting widget
Eclectro voting widget