Blogs Are Awesome Because…

Blogs are awesome because they can be about anything in the world that you want them to be. My personal blog right here for example, is about Data Science, Business Analysis, Excel and my life. Maybe I could focus on just one topic, but to me that would be dull and you wouldn’t get a flavour Read More

When Inspiration Rings, Answer The Call

Lately I’ve been thinking about communication and knowledge sharing and collaboration and all that good stuff. These things excite and inspire me and when I express that, I feel great. Unfortunately, my introverted nature coupled with my desire to get everything done right now makes it difficult for me to spend time working on the communication Read More

ARIMA Modeling – Homebrew Edition

ARIMA modeling has felt like a bit of a nemesis since I was first exposed to it. Figuring out what settings to use with it has been my main challenge. The ACF and PACF plots are supposed to help here, but you have to learn to read them somewhat. There is an auto.arima option, which tests Read More

Linear Algebra And Excel Spreadsheets

Although I am just beginning with Linear Algebra, one thing occurred to me about matrices and vectors. I worried that in my ignorance, I was simply misunderstanding, but maybe not. I stumbled across the following quote and my little thought made sense: Linear algebra gives you mini-spreadsheets for your math equations https://betterexplained.com/articles/linear-algebra-guide/ Now THAT is something Read More

You Should Take A Long Break After Reading This

Giving yourself time to rest and relax is important. Not just time to unwind, but actual quiet time with nothing else happening or being done. I like to take long baths. This quiet time gives my mind the freedom to wander and bring to my attention things that I’ve thought about before, but with added details Read More

Keeping Yourself Sharp

Many years ago I worked in a warehouse, and in one of my many roles there I was working on a sorting station. This involved scanning barcodes of products from one container to another. It was boring, time-consuming work and you couldn’t just churn through it and take off for a break! More containers could turn Read More

Let’s Go Over This One More Time

Many discussions about building good writing habits involve the routine. For some people it’s as simple as sitting down in a particular spot with a hot cup of tea and a biscuit. For others it’s a whole ritual with music, mood lighting, scented candles and preceded by some light meditation. In my case the ritual is Read More

Writing About Not Knowing What To Write About

Even though I’ve been blogging for almost a year now, it’s still pretty tricky to think of something to write every day. Whenever I bring up this topic with my wife, her response is “do you really need to write every single day?”, to which my answer is no, not really. But do I want to Read More

Heading Towards Data Science

I am always looking for an easier way of getting and understanding information from the Data Science community. It’s expected to find great ones in Data Science publications on the web, but it took me a little by surprise to find one on Medium! Medium is a publishing platform for authors and communities, that lets people Read More