Posted on Tue 11 February 2020 in Micro

Loved this post from Kottke. Monks really struggled with distraction too! Crazy how everyone faces the same problems.

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Napping 101

Posted on Tue 11 February 2020 in Micro

Really enjoying When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink. It’s enlightening about how bad we are at optimizing our behaviors. Of particular note is the section on napping, which I need to get better at.

“Down a cup of coffee. Seriously. The most efficient nap …

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Posted on Tue 11 February 2020 in Micro

Something I’ve been looking at is the difference between 538’s Carmelo projections and the Vegas lines. Usually they’re pretty close, but there’s a certain percentage where they vary a bit. Interested in looking at this further…

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Posted on Sun 05 January 2020 in Micro

🏈 By planning on the Saints to win, I forgot about the bugaboo factor, in that the Vikings have them completely bugaboo’d from both the Minnesota Miracle to the Pass Interference disaster. You win some; you lose some

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Quitting Social Media

Posted on Sun 05 January 2020 in Tech Update

I feel like it’s now all the rage to be quitting social media. First, I read the excellent book Digital Minimalism, followed by a great interview with Yes Theory. And then yet another sign that I should do this is reading Rands’s most recent article, The Builders High …

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Posted on Sat 04 January 2020 in Micro

There’s a certain irony that on my last day in Boston, the following things happened:

  • It was foggy and poured all day
  • I stepped in a puddle
  • My flight got delayed

Beantown, ye shall be missed.

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Posted on Wed 25 December 2019 in Code

Please engrave pd.set_option('display.max_columns', None) on my tombstone because I forget about it every time I start a new project but it is so useful!

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Layover in Houston

Posted on Mon 23 December 2019 in Analysis

I recently had a layover in Houston at the IAH airport and wanted to write down some quick thoughts:

  • The airport is really nice. Found out from this post about how many people come through yearly (40 million travelers. 40 million!!) and the amount of work they put into it …
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Practice is Better than Talent

Posted on Thu 28 November 2019 in Micro

I really enjoyed this piece by Robert Mays about Josh Allen, the Bills QB. There were really two arts that stuck out to me: one was hearing about how he was talented in several sports in high school. He seems to think it’s a reason why he struggled in …

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Posted on Thu 31 October 2019 in Micro

Nothing says Halloween like leftover ribs. Looking forward to the start of a great holiday season (I tried to look for spooky emojis but couldn’t find any)

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