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Experimenting with standing desks, online courses, and hypnagogic naps

I hope everyone has been doing well during these unprecedented times. I spend a lot of time learning about how to improve my experience in life. As a result, I wanted to introduce a new writing experiment I cooked up to share more of what I've learned. The series will be short, somewhat regular (monthly?) updates on life-improving ideas or ...
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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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