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Practicing the soroban

It looks like about an hour a day for a year or two for the first certification. The to-do list follows.

Why becoming a data scientist is NOT actually easier than you think

You mean… there is actually work involved?! Shocking. This is a valuable article.

The Infinite Abacus

An Infinite Abacus (AIA) is both a mathematical and computational tool. Its features include the ability to store any kind of numerical measurement along with the ability to retrieve it. Conceptually it may record any number of measurements, but from an analysis perspective it would only make sense to record a single value “on” a […]

Some Nice Books About Food

Haven’t cooked everything in them, but reading them sure made me hungry: * ϰ Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker Robin Robertson * ϰ Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats: Cut Out the Gluten and Enjoy an Even Healthier Vegan Diet with Recipes for Fabulous, Allergy-Free Fare Allyson Kramer * ϰ The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread: Gluten-Free, […]

From Death To Birth

ϕ From Death To Birth Two easy questions: * Why do we live? * What happens when we die? This is one of these books that only make sense when read at the right time. When is the right time? That is unique to the reader. Though when it is, the wisdom shared within cannot […]

Tidy Data

A huge amount of effort is spent cleaning data to get it ready for data analysis, but there has been little research on how to make data cleaning as easy and effective as possible. This paper tackles a small, but important, subset of data cleaning: data “tidying”. – Wickham Tidy Data is a must-read paper.

Effective JavaScript Book Review

Looking for resources to help you maximize your learnings and minimize your time use is often fruitless. Publishing deadlines cut books short, real life gets in the author’s way, and personal preference, well there isn’t much you can do about that. In many ways, this book is an oddity. The voice is at ease, nothing […]

JavaScript: The Good Parts Book Review

If you are new to JavaScript, then you have voluminous options available to your for your pursuit of knowledge. In my case, I started with the ECMA-262 standard for ECMAScript 5. You can tell that there was a lot of love there; though it wasn’t really the right place (at least for me) to get […]

Mastering Web Application Development with AngularJS Book Review

My journey to using AngularJS (NG) was quite raw, relying entirely on the online documentation, API documentation, blog posts, Google group, and stackoverflow links. Surely, not unique, but definitely lacking in some ways since the NG documentation is notoriously brief when you get to the “rich” (aka hard) parts. After 6 months hacking on NG […]

Pro Git Book Review

As a Subversion master-user I was hoping for a lot from _Pro Git_ and was rewarded greatly. The author gives Git a fair shake without throwing Subversion under the bus. He does a great job teaching not just the tools, but the culture and “how to think” the Git way. The latter is devoid in […]