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Can We Transcend Binary Thinking?

Source: pixabay.com “While binary behaviour is simple to detect life has become more complicated and complex because of it.” – Pascal Derrien. ·   · Problem Description · Someone could read the above quote and not make much out of it. After all, we tend to focus on quotes of hist ...

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A Modern Data Pipeline

Source: Semantix Brasil   · I generally don't opt for fancy animations and such, but sometimes this is the only way to convey a process' complexity and sophistication. In this case, it's the data science process, often referred to as a data pipeline (it's not the only one, while ...

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Seven reasons why beBee is better than LinkedIn for professional networking

Is it me, or does this look like a set of bowling pins? Is it intentional? So many questions! Lately, I've been exploring various options, platform-wise, and even went to LI for a bit. This online wandering was partly to get some feedback on some niche data science algorithm and ...

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Censoring Platforms

Source: pixabay.com This article was inspired by Greg’s article on censorship. I may not share his tact, but as this is a relevant topic directly related to my work, I feel I should write something about, beyond just comments on his article (which I invite you to read when you ha ...

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Roofless (poem)

Source: pixabay.comSheltered by it, day after day, · we tend to see it as an integrated part · of our ambiance and of our heart, · as we watch our perspective decay. · You may think of this as something aloof, · not worthy of any consideration pragmatic, · you may even view it as ...

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Cognitive Dissonance and What We Can Do about It

Source: pixabay.com What Cognitive Dissonance Is · According to the VeryWellMind website, cognitive dissonance is “the mental discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs, values, or attitudes.” In other words, if your mind harbors ideas that aren't congruent with ...

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Why beBee Rocks Even Harder Now

Source: bebee.comAbout six months ago I wrote an article about why beBee still rocked, even during a difficult time for the platform when some of its top contributors had left, when the platform was brimming with spammer (and some scammers), and when the new features hadn't kicke ...

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Facing the Heat (a Raspberry Pi article)

Source: pixabay.com Lately, I've been working with my new SBC (single-board computer, a euphemism for the tiny computer I've bought to learn more about hardware and stuff). Although my experience overall has been a mixed bag, I learned a lot about this tech and the various engine ...

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The TAPHS Framework – A dialectic short story

Source: pixabay.com Although TAPHS is a framework for creativity and has little to do with literary writing, I figured that the optimal way to convey it and its value-add is through a short story, a real-world use case that many people can relate to. Although I’m sure Lada and po ...

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In Praise of the Data Engineer

Source: LibreOffice Draw & pixabay.com This article is partly inspired by Ken Boddie's article about the various types of engineers and partly from one of the great quotes in Fay's latest article. ·   · The data engineer is the unsung hero of data science. He (that role is usuall ...

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Summing Up the Data at Hand (Sampling Data Optimally)

Source: pixabay.com Summarizing information is one of the most fundamental processes of a sentient being. You'd think that we'd have figured out how to automate this process in the data world by now, creating a reliable summary of a dataset for further analysis. After all, with t ...

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What Is It that Inspires You?

Source: pixabay.com OK, it doesn't have to be something to gets you jumping in the countryside, but you know what I mean. What's this that gets your inspiration batteries charged? For some people, it's some creative endeavor, while for others, it's a productive day at their proje ...

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Key Characteristics of a Data Science Ready Organization

Source: pixabay.com · Throughout my career, I've worked with various organizations, from one that I'm not at liberty to talk about (it was via Georgia Tech) to others that I'd rather not talk about since their presence is an insult to data science itself! Of course, many of the o ...

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The Lost Art of Debate

Source: pixabay.com “Is your position so weak that it cannot stand debate?” – Senator Gracchus from the movie The Gladiator ·   · This article is one I have wanted to write for a long time now, but life got in the way! The more I thought about this, the more I realized that it wo ...

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The Scarcity Mentality

Source: pixabay.com   · Many people talk about the abundance mentality and how great it is, so I figured I'd do something different. After all, it's easy to talk about the merits of the light but not as easy to explore the darkness and incentivize others to leave it. So, in this ...

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Modern Abaci for Modern Times

Source: pixabay.com This article is inspired by Ken's interesting article on the various kinds of Engineers (sens data engineers, who are covered in one of the comments). This article spawned a great discussion which at one point veered towards the abacus as an instrument for the ...

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My Raspberry Experience So Far

Source: my phone camera :-)   · Alright, since I've promised someone that I'd write about my Raspberry experience, after I gulped her article on Raspberry Ice Cream, here it goes. Before we begin, let me assure you that I have no affiliation with the company that produces these b ...

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The Kid That Used to Create Stuff

Source: pixabay.com We all know that kid. It used to occupy himself (or herself) creatively. Boredom was a blessing more than a curse, a chance for him to create something new and have something to show to his parents or whatever legal guardian he had. Long before specializations ...

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Data Literacy in the Age of Data Analytics

Source: pixabay.com It was about thirty years ago when an uncle of mine, who was around 70 at the time, asked my older nephew (who was one year older than me), to explain to him computers. His rationale was that in the year 2000, anyone who doesn’t understand computers would be c ...

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Testing a Hypothesis with BROOM

Source: pixabay.com In data analytics and data science, we often need to test a hypothesis. This is usually a tiresome and confusing process, particularly to those new to the craft. Although formulating a hypothesis (and the corresponding null hypothesis) isn't that hard, testing ...

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