Monthly Archives: April 2014

A DC Sporting Year Measured in Pizza

Exactly one year ago I created I consider this to be my most enduring and noble contribution to the progress of humanity.

To celebrate, I went digging into the pizza database. Here’s what I found.

Overall, there is some pretty consistent half-price pizza to be had throughout the year. As you might expect, the probability of half-price pizza increases when all participating teams are in season. We are pretty much at Peak Pizza right now, with six qualifying days already in the first week and a half of April.

DC Pizza Days by Month

Breaking down the stats by franchise tells a surprisingly accurate story of each team’s season. The Nationals start slowly, surge at the end of the season, but drop off the chart before October arrives. The Wizards wobble but finally make it stick over .500 with a hot March. The Caps seem to have been weirdly consistent, but consistently average.


All kidding aside, I’m pretty giddy about the response the website and the accompanying free iOS app have received over the last year. Thanks to everyone who visited and passed on your kind comments. Here’s to a pizza-filled Nats season and Wizards post-season.

Nerdy chart note: Don’t try to add up the numbers for each team and expect them to total the overall stats – on some days, multiple teams qualified for half-price pizza. What a waste!

Cocoa Covers

I really enjoyed recreating the Dark Sky scrolling animation and have plans for a few more interactions I would like to attempt. I am going to start collecting these at a new website,

I consider these ‘covers’ in the sense that they are tributes to the originals. I’m hoping that they will be received in that same spirit and not considered rip-offs. I’m picking small, delightful moments to recreate from some of my favorite apps and sometimes adding my own twist.  I have no access to the original source code and I’m not trying to peek under any covers for clues – these are my own interpretations of modern classics.

It really does remind me of the way I would learn to play a song on guitar before the internet was prevalent. Pressing an ear against the speaker, slack-jawed and confused.