Just whining

This will be a petty post because I feel like whining. It seems to me that every fall I suddenly get a lot of unplanned demands on my time - things I have to do that others impose - and this week had a couple of days where I had to do other things so I was unproductive. On top of that, the other things I did work on were unsuccessful. Last week I did a painting and it was not worth posting. Thi...
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Analysis of an Outlier

Analysis for an Outlier Problem - Data Tables
A couple of things to mention before I get into the heart of this post: 1) It's that time of the year again where I have a lot more things to do and paradoxically I get close to nothing done. Like this weekend. I had planned to do quite a few other stuffs this weekend but then midway on Saturday, I realized that I have only 1 more week until Thanksgiving. Which means if I want to beat th...
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Baseball and Analytics: a Case of Complementing Machine with Human Skills

Baseball and Analytics
This is going to be a short post because I am having problems with this administration site where I add posts. I previously could not log in to make my post and thus had to go to a helpdesk. They were able to fix things up. The problem supposedly stems from coding problems with the core program that holds or runs this website. And I'm having problems actually working with this post syste...
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STEM Jobs Myth

STEM Jobs Myth
They tell young students in college to major in STEM jobs (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) but what if there aren't enough STEM jobs to go around? An article in the NY Times explodes the idea that majoring in STEM will get you jobs. Basically the only STEM major that will potentially net you a job are those related to the computer industry. Life sciences, physical sciences...
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Paul Tasner: Starting as an Entrepreneur at 66 Years of Age

This is Amazing: Paul Tasner TED talk
Wow! This is absolutely amazing and inspiring. At 66 years of age, after 40 years in the corporate world working for others, he became an entrepreneur. And possibly a successful one. There is hope for life after corporate world. I do believe he was able to do this because he had some relevant skills: engineering training, management skills from corporate world, and possibly financi...
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Some Articles on the Turn Against Silicon Valley

Fear of Tech
It's starting: people are starting to turn against the tech companies, just like they turned against Wall Street. And we are just in the early stages. It began with Dear Silicon Valley: American's Fallen Out of Love With You by Ross Baird in TechCrunch on October 8, 2017. Then Silicon Valley is Not Your Friend by Noam Cohen came out on New York Times on October 13, 2017. The incredible w...
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