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Weekend hack: AngelList Alumni Bot

Ok, it's more of a scraper than a "bot". But the reason I developed it was because I was looking through NYC startups on AngelList, and wanted to find founders who had graduated from my alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. I didn't want to click through the AngelList startup pages one by one and then click on every founder ...
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Blast from the past: my first web app built using a framework

www.wtfconverter.appspot.com converts between common units of measurement (e.g. liters, seconds, etc) and silly units (e.g. butts, barns, etc.). It was the first web application that I had developed using a web framework, in this case the webapp2 framework, on Google App Engine. This was two and a half years ago. Before that, I had developed everything from scratch, using PHP ...
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My holiday break project: quarterly earnings snapshot webapp

Link: www.qesnapshot.herokuapp.com Problem: I just wanted to find out how much a company's current quarterly earnings grew compared to their earnings for the same quarter last year (called year-over-year). I wanted this info for companies that just released their quarterly earnings recently (e.g. within the past few days), so I could generate new investment ideas. "I see AEHR released ...
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What I learned from traveling across the world for 7 weeks

Ok so technically I went "around" the world: NY->Vietnam->Cambodia->Thailand->Singapore->Hawaii->NY. But mainly I did my adventuring in Southeast Asia. What did I learn?
  • I dislike being non-"productive". I didn't get to work on my programming projects while traveling, and sometimes I wished I had gotten the chance to. I guess more time spent on traveling, self-development, gaining perspective means less time spent ...
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adaptivwealth.com: sign up now for free trade alerts, other features

www.adaptivwealth.com Sign up now before the month's end: free monthly trade email alerts, both position entry and position exit reminders, have been implemented. The emails are sent out automatically by the backend a day before entry or exit. Positions are exited on the last trading day of every month; new positions are entered on the first trading day of the ...
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adaptivwealth: the new web app that I made to bring adaptive asset allocation to the masses

adaptivwealth: www.adaptivwealth.herokuapp.com I recently finished the beta version of a web app I've been building, a web app that brings adaptive asset allocation to the masses. What is adaptive asset allocation? I've written about it in several previous posts. Essentially, it's the idea that traditional Markowitz mean-variance asset allocation can be improved--generating portfolios that have better risk-adjusted performance--by making the models more ...
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