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  • August 19, 2018

    I Made a Mastodon Account and so Far I like It

    So, you might have heard about Mastodon. A micro-blogging alternative to Twitter, boasting itself for being 100% open-source, and for its decentralised nature.Unlike traditional social networks like Twitter and Facebook, Mastodon is not driven by a single company profiting by selling your identit...

  • August 18, 2018

    Book Review: Bad Blood

    Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. Also known as the story of Theranos. One of the best books I have read this year. A masterpiece of investigative journalism!This is the story of a person who had set out to help humanity, but lost her morals along the way of corporate greed and secrecy. A story about ...

  • August 13, 2018

    TWIL Aug06-Aug12 2018

    NOTE: TWIL (This Week I Learned) is a collection of interesting findings I discover on a week-by-week basis. Hosted and curated entirely on GitHub.ProgrammingJavaGitHub Projectsjbloch/effective-java-3e-source-codeThe source code from the third edition of Effective Java, with minor additions as ne...

  • August 12, 2018

    Data Science on Your iPad

    This article is a follow-up transcription to a talk I recently gave at a local Munich machine learning meetup. Unlike my previous talk, this time I wanted to convey the idea of using an iPad for actively running data science experiments, as opposed to passively consuming information. I illustrate...

  • August 05, 2018

    TWIL Jul30-Aug05 2018

    NOTE: TWIL (This Week I Learned) is a collection of interesting findings I discover on a week-by-week basis. Hosted and curated entirely on GitHub.ProgrammingArticlesTeenager Finds Classical Alternative to Quantum Recommendation Algorithm A teenager from Texas has taken quantum computing down a ...