While doing some work at home, stomping around in the doldrums of SQLite3 pragma and schema calls while simultaneously dancing with the snake known as Python, I found myself pounding vigorously on the keyboard. I HATE SQLITE3! I HATE PYTHON! WHY!? WHY!?…WHY IS IT DOING THAT?!!? Well, SQLite3 is easy. Python is a beautiful cakewalk. But why!? [...]
I’d like to introduce my brainchild, what I believe is my bastard brainchild. Brute-force analytic’s. It’s a notion that has come to me recently while doing my masters thesis, which requires me to do some Monte-Carlo-esque work but with a slight variant – running it on archival data.
Tired of being behind the times – unable to be the best ‘Computer Hack’ in the world? Good news! Now you can learn to computer hack too! Certainly this information is outdated by now, but I bet some of it is still applicable. You can download it here. It’s quite a read (600+ pages), and [...]
Wow! Could I not start with a more prolific title? I am sure as the reader you are wondering where I am going with this, and I promise I’ll make it short; after working as a software engineer for the last year (and doing contracting/consulting for the last 10) I have finally found out realized concluded what makes a [...]
Lightning: So, I’m reviewing some cryptography course work and attempting to tie this in with my overall career. One topic that keeps emerging is this notion of ‘detection’. ”Detection is the first step to solving any mystery!”. Well, duh! And it finally hit me – like a bolt of lightening! How can I detect if someone is trying to [...]
SmartBear, a company that makes their monies by helping with code review processes and improving the programming environment to foster a sense of camaraderie, put out a whitepaper I have recently come across titled 11 Best Practices for Peer Code Review. I have personally been only through a handful of peer-reviews related to my coding abilities, and even [...]
I’m always on the prowl for new ways of doing work. My most recent gem has been to find a piece of software that allows me to quickly test USB flash sticks/drives and SD cards for quality; I really hate finding a bargain online only to find out I got shammed like this poor fellow (as [...]
Whelp – it looks like it’s official – ZOLL Medical has hired me full-time and given me a ‘promotion’ of sorts (really, anything above a contractor is a promotion!). I’ve jumped the pure psych-ship and have finally made the plunge into the software world like I’ve always wanted. I’m about 10 years behind my peers, [...]
In an attempt to start to design some really cool effects/apps using dojo, I’ve created this little ditty. The approach is really simple – create a bunch of objects that look like stars, and make them movable. You can see a working version here or download the latest from github and tinker with it yourself.
After waiting for almost a year, my contributions to the Graduate Student Journal of Psychology are now out in Vol 14. I don’t think it ethical to say which two articles I reviewed and subsequently approved/denied, but suffice it to say the student researchers that submitted are well on their way to a successful career. [...]