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What impacted me the most in 2019

What things, experiences, and ideas have impacted me the most in 2019 Similar to what I did in 2018, I wanted to record what things, experiences, and ideas had the most positive impact on me in 2019 (and beyond). đź‘« Family I married my best friend and love of my life! People always ask, "has anything changed since you got ...
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“New Year’s Reflections” are better than “New Year’s Resolutions”

I love carving out R&R time. It is time for "reflection and re-alignment" (in addition to rest and relaxation), and it always leaves me feeling refreshed and re-energized. I try to reflect and re-align at the end of every year. But instead of doing the traditional "New Year's Resolutions" (we all know how well those work), I've improved the process ...
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My 2018 in review – what had an impact on me

As 2018 comes to an end, I wanted to reflect and write down some of the things that have impacted me this year, and into the future. I made these thoughts brief, as I want to be concise and prioritize what had the most impact. Hopefully readers find my thoughts useful in a practical or thought provoking way. I'm happy ...
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What I Wish I Knew Before Using Google Analytics for Firebase for Mobile Product Analytics

Understanding your users is the best way to continue building a product that they want and ultimately cannot live without. One way to better understand your users and how they experience your product is to talk to them or survey them; another way is to dig into data on how they're using your product--what actions are they taking, how much ...
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Using Expected Value for Classifier Use in Business Problems

I've been reading Data Science for Business, by Provost and Fawcett, a very useful book that explains some of the most important principles and topics in data science. The authors' language and structure helps a lot in developing an intuitive understanding of key data science concepts like model tuning, model evaluation, and various models themselves like decision trees, linear models, and k nearest ...
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List of thought experiments for making hard life decisions

We all know how hard making decisions about own own lives can be sometimes, such as decisions about your career, or your relationships. Here's a list of several thought experiments I've come across over the years that have personally given me more perspective, making hard decision making a little bit easier sometimes. Though they're all slightly different, they seem to operate similarly, cutting out fear ...
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