After much reflection and research, I’ve decided to move to Norway. If you know anyone looking for analytics professionals in or near Bergen, let me know!
Yesterday was my last day involved in the day-to-day functioning of AdaptRM. I’ve learned a lot in the last few years, and will stay available as an advisor. Time for new adventures!
On 21 June 2015 I started logging the songs that were stuck in my head as I awoke. 245 songs in 731 days, summarized below! Data limitations and resolutions There are several difficulties that arise with this project. I may be too tired to remember to log. The information may disappear by the time Read more about Waking Songs: 2 years of data[…]
Tech PillPack presorts and datestamps your medications. SpaceX rocket launches cost less than 1/4 as much as traditional ULA launches. Diversity in tech The results of this entrepreneur’s clothing A/B testing jive with my anecdotal experience in tech: dressing traditionally feminine gets you dismissed, but dressing edgy but not quite on the prowl captures attention and loyalty. Read more about A few good reads: tech and policy[…]
Microbiomes Exploring the idea that hospital microbiomes could someday be engineered. And continuing the topic of microbiomes: obesity surgery may work by remaking your gut microbiome. Modifying your mind via physical stimuli, or modifying your body by stimulating the mind Autism symptom reduction using a drug developed for African sleeping sickness. Increasing social sensitivity in autistic Read more about A few good reads: mind and body[…]
People were surprisingly interested in my Waking Songs project at the Quantified Self conference, so I quickly cobbled together some public-facing materials to share. I’ll be refining it over time. Quick project summary: I have been logging the songs that are stuck in my head as I wake in the mornings.
I’m at the Quantified Self conference in Amsterdam, Day 2 of 2 completed. I covered Day 1 previously. This conference is always so packed with inspiring and thought-provoking talks, breakouts, workshops, office hours, and discussions! It’s difficult to keep track, summarize, or highlight. But I’ll do what I can! Personal note: not everyone took a free uBiome Read more about QS17 Day 2[…]
I’m at the Quantified Self conference in Amsterdam, Day 1 of 2 completed. uBiome gave us free kits! What is Quantified Self? This year the Quantified Self Institute proposed a working definition that I feel is concise and captures the spirit of the community: Quantified Self is personal discovery through everyday science. This seems Read more about QS17[…]
The 2017 Quantified Self conference is in Amsterdam this year. I’ll be in the region for about a week afterward to hang out with a friend and be a tourist. Just a few observations on the process…. Wells Fargo will send you foreign currency at a good exchange rate within a day or so. Read more about Traveling for Quantified Self[…]
Expert Paul Hawken ranks top 100 climate change solutions in his new book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Instead of the usual preaching involved in books on this topic, he presents the material more as a reference based on well-researched estimates of the carbon impact of each solution. I Read more about Climate change solutions ranked by expert Paul Hawken[…]