Preslav's Thoughts and Ramblings

  • June 17, 2018

    Embracing the Future

    Dominik Wagner (a.k.a. @monkeydom) published an article a few days ago, called On my misalignment with Apple’s love affair with Swift.I fully respect Dominik’s opinion, and have read most of his blog rants with pleasure. I also don’t claim to be worthy of calling myself an iOS developer, despite ...

  • June 08, 2018

    GitHub: The Bastion of Developer Independence

    So, that’s it. GitHub was acquired by Microsoft. By the once defeated, changed, and re-incarnated, we-love-open-source, Microsoft. It seems like a logical move. Ironically, of most tech giants of the past decade, Microsoft somehow feels like the lesser evil, the choice you’d rather live with, whe...

  • June 02, 2018

    Introducing My New Pet Project: Should I HODL

    My crypto-obsession from last year might have died down a little, but I still remain a long-term investor and a believer of decentralization. Moreover, it was predicting the crypto market’s next move that made dust off some of my old machine learning experiments and gave a fresh boost to my missi...

  • May 29, 2018

    Using Travis for Secure Building and Deployment to GitHub

    Travis is an incredibly useful tool for the open-source community. Its main purpose is to execute test suites and ensure the stability of the repository being under observation. Due to its generic execution nature, it can however be used creatively for many other tasks: fetch data from remote AP...

  • May 25, 2018

    My First Machine Learning Talk

    Yesterday, I gave my first-ever machine learning talk at a local meetup in Munich. For those who have been following my path to becoming a data scientist, this seems like something I couldn’t even imagine doing about a year ago.Yet, there I was, sweating nervously, yet, giving my best, trying to ...