The New Flesh

Our reality is already half video hallucination. If you're not careful, it will become total hallucination. - Professor Brian O'Blivion, "Videodrome" (1983)

Jan 9, 2019

Supervised machine learning for pure mathematicians

My own journey from academia to data-science was hard and annoying. The hard part was becoming a decent coder. The annoying part was the math. Not because the math was...

Dec 17, 2018

My top five Christmas movie recommendations

These are not my favorite Christmas movies. They are my favorite movie recommendations. The distinction manifests in the fact that “It’s a Wonderful Life”, a very good movie, is not...

Jul 26, 2018

A very bad commencement speech

Congratulations class of 2018! The degrees which you have earned are merely sign posts on the journeys you’ve enabled through years of arduous study. When I graduated, I would never...

Jun 26, 2018

2001 in 2018

I miss my mommy and daddy. I want to go home. I have lived out of the house for over a decade now, but I miss it. I miss watching...

Apr 17, 2018

Finance for mathematicians (part II)

This post is something of a sequel to a post from two years ago where I used commutative diagrams to understand finance. A few people wanted me to write a...

Feb 12, 2018

Probabilistic notation is the worst (Part III)

“We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas This post...

Jan 27, 2018

Probabilistic notation is the worst (Part II)

I ended an earlier post by suggesting a new definition of a probability distribution. I glossed over the bulk of the math in that post, so I’ll attempt to remedy...

Jan 21, 2018

Probabilistic notation is the worst (and how to fix it)

Prologue This will be the first in a 3-part series where I grapple with the foundations of probability theory. Caution: If you find commutative diagrams to be impenetrable, then you...

Dec 10, 2017

Why is there so much dystopian sci-fi these days?

Teens seem to get all the fun when it comes to new books about a dystopian future society which mirrors our own. The most notable example is “The Hunger Games”,...

Apr 4, 2016

Finance explained in commutative diagrams

Preface This is actually a repost from my old blog link. I’m reposting it because I hope to write the sequel soon. Introduction The intended audience for this post is...

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