Currently Listening: The Stone Roses

And no, nothing I am listening to comes off of  ‘Second Coming’ If you couldn’t tell from my previous post, I am BEYOND excited for all of the new music coming out this year. One of the bands that I’m most stoked about is Slowdive, a classic shoe-gaze band from the early 90’s (listen to their […]

Out with Old, Back in with the New Old

I refuse to become one of those people who limits themselves to a certain “musical prime” from their youth. I admit that 2004-2011 was my peak in actively seeking out new music and being in the loop with the indie genre. Thanks Pitchfork! I have made it my goal this year to catch up in a […]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch- Changes

Over the past few months I have done a lot of soul searching on where I fit in with data science. I kept trying to fit my interests in to what was happening and I realized… I despise it. The realization occured when I was taking a Coursera course on statistics, and while I recognize it’s […]

Weekly Article Roundup- August 22-26

* How the Brightest Minds in AI Are Using Gaming to Reinforce Learning  This article outlines how game developers are using artificial intelligence to pioneer fronts on gaming, including No Man’s Sky, whose soundtrack features 65daysofstatic… one of my all-time favorite bands.   * Interactive Data Visualization of Geospatial Data using D3.js, DC.js, Leaflet.js and Python A […]

Weekly Article Roundup- August 15-19

* Loyalty Card Data Shows Who Is Buying Legal Weed The headline to this made me giggle, because I watch too much Extreme Couponing and picture a customer handing over their grocery store loyalty card and watching the total fall, followed by the cashier asking if they had any coupons…. apparently I am easily amused today. […]

Weekly Article Roundup- August 8-12

* Introducing SimBot: My CV, as a Bot A quick read on creating a bot that represents an individual… if only I could send one of these for my interviews.   * Machine Learning Over 1M Hotel Reviews Finds Interesting Insights A breakdown on scraping hotel reviews from the web and aggregating the results.   * Using Bayes […]

Weekly Article Roundup- August 1-5

As we get closer to the election there will be a number of articles popping up about the US Presidential election. Note that these articles are posted out of an interest for the numbers and data analysis, but I might as well state up front what party I am a member of: Because seriously? Who […]