“Hey all you cool cats and kittens…” It's been a while. A lot of people have been asking about the blog. I'm still at it. Still reading. The last three months have been rough. We can probably all agree on that. My consumption of news and media during this time led to unhealthy thoughts. I took a media detox, connected more with friends and loved ones, and reset my state of mind. I love reading and paying to support quality journalism. The work journalists are doing, especially right now, is valuable, but I'm also aware that constantly reading about the state of the world is exhausting and depressing.
Below you'll find links I've saved throughout this time. I've done my best to group them into categories that might interest you.
Have a great week.
- A 2020 Vision of Linear Algebra
- Radical Solutions
- Mathematics Invented or Discovered
- This One Equation Takes Pythagoras to a Whole New Level
- Product of Negatives
- Actuarial Systems Evolution
- The Importance of Centralization of Actuarial Modeling Functions, Part 2
I don't want to be in the business of trashing articles, but I loathe articles like those above.
- Spreadsheets - Dilbert Strip 2007
- Are VBA Macros Dead
- Yield curve modelling and a conceptual framework for estimating yield curve
- Mastering Shiny
- R Package: projmgr
- List Columns in Data.Table
- Unit Tests in R
- Writing R in VSCode
- Persistent config and data for R packages
Data Science and Machine Learning
- How to be Seen as an Expert in Artificial Intelligence
- Analysis Flow
- Machine Learning Technical Debt
- Forecasting S-Curves is Hard
- Machine Learning. Kolmogrov Complexity. Squishy Bunnies.
- Data Science Reality vs Expectations
- Open Sourcing Riskquant: A Library for Quantifying Risk
- Using Docker for Data Science
I went down quite the rabbit hole on state machines and statecharts. They're a useful mental model particularly in finance and actuarial.
- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and ❤️ the State Machine
- More State Machine ❤️: From Reflection to Statecharts
Programming & Software Development
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