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Snowflake Introduction

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In this tutorial, we would be going through the process of setting Snowflake with sample warehouse. Next, we would be loading a data file onto this warehouse...

Gaussian Mixture Models

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Gaussian Mixtures A Gaussian mixture model is a probabilistic model that assumes all the data points are generated from a mixtures of a finite number of Gaus...

Apple Services

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Apple services especially iTunes and Maps are a sad placeholder in countries like China and India. While iOS is a solid ecosystem with apps, the services fro...

Probabilistic Programming

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%matplotlib inline import pandas as pd import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

Kaggle Python Tutorial on Machine Learning

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Kaggle Python Tutorial on Machine Learning<p>Always wanted to compete in a Kaggle competition? This Python tutorial by Kaggle and DataCamp offers the s...

Blaise Pascal on writing

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Blaise Pascal famously wrote in his Provincial Letters, “If I had more time, I would have written you a shorter letter.” —http://jamesclear.com/getting-simple

The Declining Marginal Value of Crazy

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The Declining Marginal Value of Crazy<p>Showmanship, lack of touch with reality, and a palpable handle on the grievance and unrestrained self-assertion...

Uber’s and HERE bid

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Uber’s and other auto makers’ interest in HERE shows a third business model. Accurate maps are a key to making vehicles autonomous. More so even than the val...

Norving on Economics

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http://nbviewer.ipython.org/url/norvig.com/ipython/Economics.ipynb —<p>Economics Simulations: key insight</p>

Razor Sales Move Online, Away From Gillette

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The online market for razorblades barely existed a few years ago, yet Americans have taken to it quickly: Web sales of men’s shaving gear in the U.S. have ne...

Software in the IOT world

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More objects are becoming embedded with sensors and gaining the ability to communicate. The resulting information networks promise to create new business mod...

Getting the Most out of App Analytics

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App Analytics is the powerful new tool inside iTunes Connect. Get a walk through of the metrics related to user engagement, marketing campaigns, monetization...

Marketing Technology is huge

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IDC predicts that the worldwide spend for marketing software in 2015 will be $22.6 billion — and by 2018, it will grow by nearly 50% to $32.3 billion.

Growth hacking

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Growth hacking recognizes that when you focus on understanding your users and how they discover and adopt your products, you can build features that help you...

Careers in Growth Marketing

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<p>New generation of marketing managers need to watch this. Follow my blog for more Analytical Marketing</p>

The Pain of Being A Pro

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Approaching your goals — whatever they are — with the attitude of a professional isn’t easy. In fact, being a pro is painful.

Do the work every day.

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What I usually recommend: get up early. Get up early and work for a couple hours on the thing you really care about. When you’re done, go about your day: go ...

Dunning- Kruger effect

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Dunning- Kruger effect— the tendency for some people to substantially overestimate their abilities. (The less competent they are, the more they overestimate ...

Choose to create

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I’m not sure about you, but I’m done criticizing.

GORILLA society

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GORILLA society, power belongs to silverback males. These splendid creatures have numerous status markers besides their back hair: they are bigger than the r...

Role of a critic

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In the movie Ratatouille, the food critic Anton Ego says this in a monologue,

Decisions & Self

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Instead of thinking what you want to do, think about who you want to be. Picture how your identity will change as the result of your decision. Are you the ty...

Experiences & Happiness

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Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods. You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identit...

Buying things & Happiness

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We buy things to make us happy, and we succeed. But only for a while. New things are exciting to us at first, but then we adapt to them. —Gilovich

Quality vs Price

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The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. —

Best & Worst

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The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. —W.B. Yeats

If

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BY RUDYARD KIPLING

Build & Launch

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Build & Launch<p>Book on building software products</p>

synanthropic ezranetvibes

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<p>synanthropic:</p> ezranetvibes: dimantez4ever: TODAY IN TURKEY this is absolutely bone-chilling Holy shit.

Deliberate Improvement

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Deliberate Improvement<p>Ever wonder how some people accomplish so much? They run marathons, write novels, start companies… without making it seem like...

Emerson - Self Reliance

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Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted t...

Organization structure matters

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Nagappan recognized that although metrics such as code churn, code complexity, code dependencies, and other code-related factors have an impact on software q...

Mobitv

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Created by MobiTV,  Inc. a Mobile Technology Platform

Samsung software strategy (or lack of one)

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I own couple of Samsung android phone, earlier generation Galaxy phones. They have seen no official software updates and they run on Android 1.6! I wondered...

Good homepage design

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The home page has an identifying logo and contains or has links to:

Machine Learning

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This is a list of textbooks about machine learning which are (a) really good, and (b) free on the web. The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inf...

R Reference Material

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This post contains pointers to R reference materials, and will be updated.Google search for R Tutorial An Introduction to R (pdf), from the central R web si...

Big Dream

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I would like to run a company that does $100 million in sales, before I am 35 years old. Create some wealth through creative use of technology in my corner o...

Coming tablet price wars

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How much does Apple spends on the iPad hardware? Recently introduced AppleTV has the A4 chip along with wireless chip and 8GB flash memory. This teardown at ...

Android Apps: Case for quality control

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The debate over the closed nature of iPhone apps and Android apps has raged over several developer blogs and media outlets. But from the point of customers, ...

Failure is not fun

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I am not going to stand here and tell you that failure is fun. That period of my life was a dark one, and I had no idea that there was going to be what the p...

Writing for engineers

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How to make engineers write concisely with sentences? By combining journalism with the technical report format. In a newspaper article, the paragraphs are or...

Notes on India’s default risk

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Rating agencies models have come under severe scrutiny in the recent years after their track record on issues related to the sub-prime crisis. In Financial E...

Why Private Equity in India?

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Ajay Shah makes a great point in the context of family run businesses that effective management is one of the best reasons for thriving PE industry in India....

As an hedge fund analyst

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What does your job entail? I am an analyst for a long short equity hedge fund. My main responsibility is to advise my portfolio manager on investment decisio...

Android development on Samsung Galaxy:

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I got a new phone - Samsung i7500 Galaxy. Looks like it is going to be more fun than my older phones. 1. Samsung i7500 Galaxy runs the Android 1.5 platform. ...

Linchpin - Seth Godin - Summary

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Quieting the lizard brain How can I explain the never ending irrationality of human behavior? We say we want one thing, then we do another. We say we want to...

Future of artists

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Seth Godin talk about artists and their leverage in the new connected world. Today, I listened to Sophie Madeleine. She is so talented. She chose to sell her...

Clustering stocks in a sector

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Quantitative clustering techniques solely rely on grouping a bunch of stocks based on returns and their correlations, seems to fail while trying to classify ...

Getting started with quantmod

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I got quantmod installed on R at work and home couple of months ago. Here are the instructions for installing them from the R command line. install.packages(...

Selling ebooks on Amazon Kindle

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Today, I got really intrigued by the Kindle Digital Text platform for publishing ebooks. Amazon recently announce that it would increase the royalty paid for...

Apple Tablet

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I wish Apple could make a computing device that would make Wacom Cintiq redundant. Cintiq behaves like a hardware peripheral made by elves and not like a com...

my year in 2009

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My year in 2009 was pretty adventurous and difficult at times. Time with family was crucial and helped stabilize emotions. Boo and I are making progress towa...

Do something you’re very passionate about, and don’t try to chase what is kind of the ‘hot passion’ of the day. I think we actually saw this. I think you see it all over the place in many different contexts, but I think we saw it in the Internet world quite a bit, where, at sort of the peak of the Internet mania in – say 1999 – you found people who were very passionate of something, and they kind of left that job and decided, “I’m going to do something on the Internet because it’s almost like the 1849 Gold Rush in a way.” I mean, you find that people – if you go back and study the history of the 1949 Gold Rush you find that, at that time, everybody who was within shouting distance of California was – you know, they might have been a doctor, but they quit being a doctor and they started panning for gold, and that almost never works. And, even if it does work, according to some metric, financial success, or whatever it might be, I suspect it leaves you ultimately unsatisfied. So, you really need to be very clear with yourself. And I think one of the best ways to do that is this notion of projecting yourself forward to age 80, looking back on your life, and trying to make sure you’ve minimized the number of regrets you have. That works for career decisions. It works for family decisions. I have a 14-month old son, and it’s very easy for me to – if I think about myself when I’m 80, I know I want to watch that little guy grow up, and so it’s – I don’t want to be 80 and think, “Shoot! You know, I missed that whole thing, and I don’t have the kind of relationship with my son that I wished I had,” and so on and so on. Another thing that I would recommend to people is that they always take a long-term point of view. I think this is something about which there’s a lot of controversy. A lot of people – and I’m just not one of them – believe that you should live for the now. I think what you do is think about the great expanse of time ahead of you and try to make sure that you’re planning for that in a way that’s going to leave you ultimately satisfied. This is the way it works for me. There are a lot of paths to satisfaction and you need to find one that works for you.

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Do something you’re very passionate about, and don’t try to chase what is kind of the ‘hot passion’ of the day. I think we actually s...

Walden, Thoreau

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Men labour under a mistake. The better part of the man is soon ploughed into the soil for compost. By a semming fate, commonly called necessity, they are emp...

Sinatra minimal service

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# Sinatra example for simple webservice. # Sort lines in a file and return it. require 'rubygems' require 'sinatra'

Simple design, intense content.

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Tufte codified the design process into six principles: “(1) documenting the sources and characteristics of the data, (2) insistently enforcing appropri...

I am lost

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Read an inspiring post from Hackernews recent: Poster: I am lost. I don’t own my home, I don’t have lots of savings, I have a job with a difficul...

Put a dent in the universe

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To truly be inspired for great work, you need to know that you’re making a difference. That you’re putting a meaningful dent in the universe. That you’re par...

Art & Commercialism

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The hard part for us avant-garde post-modern artists is deciding whether or not to embrace commercialism. Do we allow our work to be hyped and exploited by a...

You’re not your job.

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You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wa...

Euler Project - Problem 1

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# Project Euler: Problem 1 # Use Module:Enumerable # Sum some numbers (5..10).inject { |sum,n| sum+n } # find the sum of all multiples of 3 and 5 below 1000 ...

Barney Frank

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The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cBarney Frank's Town Hall Snapswww.thedailyshow.com</embed>Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHe...

Risk & Prudence

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All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ...

Advise for job seekers

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Seth writes as advise for job seekers, I like to do a few things in this list as well Seth writes: Graduate school for unemployed college students Fewer coll...

Getting started with SolverFoundation

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First, you need to get the Solver Foundation assemblies from here. Then head to Resolver One and paste this sample code into the editor and hit recalculate t...

i made a sudoku solver in the resolver one

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<p>I made a Sudoku Solver in the Resolver One environment, using the Microsoft Solver Foundation. The kernel of this sheet is to implement Sudoku as a ...

Binomial option pricing using Resolver-one

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I posted a spreadsheet to calculate option prices using ‘Binomial option pricing method'  at Resolver One site. The core idea is from Cox et al. (1979)...

Jeremy Levine Design

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Jeremy Levine Design<p>Awesome architect who uses sustainable technologies for homes. Check out his Eagle Rock home in flickr as well here.</p>

This “talent mind-set”

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This “talent mind-set” is the new orthodoxy of American management. It is the intellectual justification for why such a high premium is placed on degrees from...

Soniei’s Contemporary Art

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Soniei’s Contemporary Art<p>Art can inspire you and let you make some money on the side as well. Read Soniei’s blog here.</p>

Job interviews

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Really useful perspective for this job hunting season. marco: lindsayneedscoffee: I have a job interview tomorrow. Or today for some of you East Coast folk...

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