morning metric miscellany
and just some more obsession on metrics: read the NYT freakonomics on The Mailman Index of Economic Indicators which discusses things like the trend in unsolicited credit card offers.
and something for Schultz to work on.. via the Map Room is info about the San Francisco Solar Map. Is it even worth doing something similar here? SF is not exactly the sunniest city either.
and this may not fit into metrics... but I see no notice of this little snippit that according to Wired a major Cybercrime Supersite 'DarkMarket' Was actually an FBI Sting operation based in Pittsburgh that closed recently. More interesting, the existance of the program was unearched when documents from the:
German national police obtained by the Südwestrundfunk, Southwest Germany public radio, blow the lid off the long running sting by revealing its role in nabbing a German credit card forger active on DarkMarket. The FBI agent is identified in the documents as J. Keith Mularski, a senior cybercrime agent based at the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance in Pittsburgh, who ran the site under the hacker handle Master Splynter.