Balancing Focused Work and Meetings Mar 17, 2022 My colleague Rose Tan recently published an excellent article on How to Run Effective Meetings (she is one of the most disciplined person I know when it comes time to cancel unneeded meetings, you should subscribe to her newsletter! ...
Notes on Who gets what and why by Alvin E. Roth Mar 11, 2021 I have the privilege of interacting daily with many smart colleagues having expertise in fields including machine learning, infrastructure, data science, product design, and with economists specialized in marketplace design. ...
My thoughts on Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman Dec 11, 2020 A popular quote that we use in Software Engineering goes like this: If everything you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. ...
Bandaid: A band name generator May 09, 2020 I have owned an electric bass for the last twenty five years. I managed to play it in the low 10s of hours and at some point could riff noises resembling the Pink Panther theme song. ...
My favorite parts of Effective Python by Brett Stalkin Feb 23, 2020 I programmed in Python on and off for the last 15 years but haven't looked systematically at the language in the least 10 years. ...
Building a gazetteer of music bands using Wikidata Aug 24, 2019 A few weeks ago I started a hobby project for fun and learning. My task this week is to compile a gazetteer of music bands and artists. ...
Crawling all submissions from a subreddit Jul 29, 2019 I am starting a new hobby project called word of mouth to recommend music groups based on suggestions from the r/ifyoulikeblank subreddit community. ...
Building a tweet corpus Nov 10, 2012 I wanted to play around with some tweets, but I quickly discovered that getting a hand on a corpus is not that easy because of Twitter terms of service. ...
Forer Effect Mar 03, 2012 I recently learned about Forer effect or how people can take general statements and make them their own. ...
Words lists in a shell Mar 03, 2012 I often want to manipulate set of words that I want to compare. This post present some of the one lines that I frequently use to manipulate such lists. ...