Al Shaw is a news applications developer at ProPublica. Previously, he was Designer/Developer at Talking Points Memo and creator of the TPM PollTracker application. He tweets at @a_l and blogs at Shhhaw! He lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can email him at almshaw via gmail.
Enjoy these sundry items: an app to compare dialysis facilities nationwide, an app to give you stuff to read on your commute, an app to read foursquare at your desk, an app to tell you who won what in the 2010 midterm election, a Ruby library for Chartbeat, an introduction to the Git version control system, a blogware-agnostic homepage creator, an explanation of the TPM homepage redesign.