Monday, November 3, 2014

Exploring the NBA

Been trying to do some more data sciencey stuff with NBA data. Created a python script that scrapes data from Here's one that counts the wins and losses of the 2nd game in back-to-backs for the 2013-2014 NBA season of every team. Below is the graph and after the jump is the code.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Twitchy Paint

Created an Android app at the SPARC Hackathon this weekend. I got the category "Accelerometer"  so I made an app that draws by sensing the tilt of your phone or tablet and clears the screen by shaking it. It does some other minor stuff besides that. All the code minus a few minor bug fixes I made after the hackathon is on GitHub and the app can be downloaded from Google Play.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Threw a link up to my GitHub page on the sidebar. Also put some repos of old projects up on it.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

10,000 Hours

Becoming an expert at a subject has always been a fascinating subject to me. Obviously you have to put in the work and like any skill the more you do it the better you get at it. I had heard the 10000 hour/10 years of silence theory before and after reading this article again I decided to put a plan in motion to put in some hours over the next year to become a better programmer. To figure out how much I can do in a year I did a little math. In a year there are an available 8760 hours. For most people, 2920 of those hours are going to be used for sleeping and another 2080 will be used for work. This leaves you with 3760 to do whatever you please with. My ideal goal would be to put in 1000 hours of programming but that just seems unrealistic (which means I wouldn't hold myself to it) so instead I'm going for half that which is about 10 hours a week. Starting today I am going to start tracking it along with some other stats I have been meaning to track. Most of my plan deals with becoming an expert at Python and doing more statistic/graph oriented projects. Other things include checking out other languages and writing simple programs just to be exposed to them.

Friday, January 17, 2014

TWiki and Variables

TWiki is a flexible, powerful, and easy to use enterprise wiki, enterprise collaboration platform. I had to deal with a little bit and was trying to figure out how to set and use variables. I couldn't find a good tutorial so here is a small write up on using them.

To set a variable it will look like:
%{CALC("$SET(myVariable, value)"}%

To get a variable it will look like:

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Harvard Intro to Computer Science

I enrolled in the Harvard Intro to Computer Science class. Should be cool. Looks like lots of interesting projects with lots of different subjects touched.