Shaun Gallagher, a former magazine and newspaper editor, is the author of four non-fiction books.
He's also a software engineer at Monetate and lives in northern Delaware with his wife and children.
Experimenting With Babies
Experimenting With Babies: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid is a collection of safe, easy, informative science experiments adapted from published academic research in various fields of child development. It's a great, inexpensive gift for new parents!
Correlated: Surprising Connections Between Seemingly Unrelated Things is a collection of mind-blowing statistics and crazy connections from the number-crunching genius behind Correlated.org. This surprising and very funny book presents bizarre-but-true correlations based on daily polls and statistical analysis. You'll never look at poll results or scientific sound bites the same way again!
Experiments for Newlyweds: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform With Your Spouse contains fifty science projects, all adapted from real academic research in fields such as psychology, game theory, and more, designed for couples to complete together.
Makes a perfect wedding gift for spouses who want to learn more about each other and discover ways to strengthen their relationship.
Correlated, the website that inspired the book, uncovers surprising connections between seemingly unrelated things ... while breaking just about every rule of sound statistics in the process! I designed and manage the site, and I also wrote the algorithm that generates each day's correlation and the infographic that accompanies it.
Life Insurance Simulator
The Life Insurance "Income Replacement" Simulator helps you determine how to buy life insurance that will replace your income in the event of your untimely death, allowing your dependents to cover their expenses and maintain their current lifestyle.
This Fill-in-the-blanks Percentage Calculator is the easiest way to figure out percentages. All you have to do is fill in the blanks, and you'll get the result, along with the formula used to calculate it.
We're born into our native countries by the luck of the draw. The Homeland Re-Assigner uses world population data to simulate this process. It produces statistically accurate representations of where else you might have ended up. Countries are weighted according to their current populations. So, for example, you're more likely to end up in a country with a large population, e.g. China, India, or the United States, than a country with a smaller population.
Many online tools exist to convert all-uppercase text to lowercase text, but few are able to accurately handle proper nouns (such as "Barack Obama" or "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania") and initialisms (such as "IBM" or "ATM"). However, the IntelliCAPS tool is different. It uses an extensive English-language dictionary to determine whether each word in the text should be capitalized or not. Best of all, IntelliCAPS has the ability to get smarter. You can help improve the accuracy of the dictionary by making suggestions about words that the dictionary gets wrong.
When you upload a photo to this online tool, it uses the HTML5 canvas element to perform a color-to-alpha operation on the image. The user can select which color becomes transparent and can also select a background color to see which areas of the image have been transformed. Three modified images are produced: One that retains full color (except for the alpha), one that converts the image to grayscale, and one that converts the image to grayscale and then inverts it.