About Me

The purpose of this blog is to share my projects and experiences. There is going to be a particular focus on sharing the data and experiments my daily life generates, with the possibility that an idle stranger wandering the internet for answers may find them, and accordingly be educated. Or at the very least, be mildly amused!

Syllepsis – from ancient Greek σύλληψις via Latin, meaning “taking together.” I chose it because it reflects the idea that in this blog I will be examining a great diversity of things, in similar ways. I also just love the sibilance of the word.

Colin Catlin – a data scientist with a MS in Business Analytics, a BS in Neuroscience, and a BA in Classics (Latin only, no Greek). My leading hobbies are grouped as sports (primarily road cycling), environmental (gardening, beekeeping, hiking), music (classical guitar), practical things (photography, flying drones, cooking, preserving, sewing), and behind it all a general passion for history, science, and reading. I’m also a triplet, with two sisters: one, Kelly who was an Olympian in cycling and studied Mathematics, now deceased, and another Christine who has fled to the deep south of Florida (for now at least) and is a life-long writer.

I have a youthful blog if you want some more entertainment, long since defunct: http://talesofcolin.blogspot.com/