• And we’re back!

    by  • January 12, 2017 • 2 Comments

    The blog has been down for a ~long~ time, as you may have noticed. Most of my personal sites have fallen into various states of disrepair, and I migrated things over to a new server, which took everything down permanently until I found the time to restore things. But now we’re back! You may...

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    On our summer family trip to Europe – prelude

    by  • July 7, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Our family flew to Europe this summer for a little over two weeks of vacation time. We ended up visiting Paris and three cities in Italy, for roughly three-four days apiece. It was beautiful and eye-opening, but a lot of things ended up happening, and as a result I thought it’d be a good...

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    What’s been going on

    by  • May 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    So people who’ve known me for awhile know that I’ve taken a long time to finish undergrad – this spring marks my 12th quarter in my sixth year at the University of Chicago, and along the way I’ve taken two leaves of absence spanning a total of more than a year to work and figure...

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    Forecasting using seasonal adjustment factors

    by  • April 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    I just happened upon Analytics Made Skeezy, a blog written by John Foreman, Chief Scientist at MailChimp. He posts every so often detailing various techniques used in analytics, ranging from revenue management using price elasticity estimation to clustering and community detection. But there’s a twist – all of the posts are written from the...

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    Spring Break 2013 in Chile

    by  • April 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Well this is a few weeks late! My father and I went to Chile for my spring break for about a week – between March 22nd and March 29th – to go hiking in Torres del Paine National Park. We both had a lot of fun – normally when our whole family goes, there’s...

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    Bit of an update on Animurecs

    by  • April 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    It’s been a long time since I talked about this, but I’ve been re-writing Animurecs in PHP, having gotten fed up with feeling like I was working around Rails to get things done. Wasn’t an easy decision – there was a lot of work already done, and I hadn’t written an MVC framework before....

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    ECLS-K: A general overview

    by  • January 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    So I’m taking classes this winter and spring; finally on track to finish my BA in math. One of the classes I’m taking is an intro sociology class – one of the overarching goals of the course is to understand the interplay between parenting and education, and how these two factors help children become...

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    Detecting subcommunities within social networks

    by  • August 26, 2012 • 0 Comments

    I’ve been an active member of an online social forum called End of the Internet for a few years now. The site is particularly interesting because it’s both closed off to the public and has been relatively long-lived despite the lack of new users; the active posters on the site have been around since...

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    Budgets and rational allocation

    by  • May 12, 2012 • 1 Comment

    Suzy Khimm ran an article today about an interesting study done by the Center for Public Integrity showing that, contrary to commonly-held beliefs about party values and lines, Democrat and Republican citizens alike would choose to cut huge swaths of the defense budget:

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