Johan Westraadt

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Donald Trump blasts states (all 25 of them) that won’t release voter data

To combat what he says is widespread voter fraud, President Donald Trump and his “election integrity” commission has requested voter data from all 50 …

lax

A pythonic way of writting latex.<p>I always found it boring and a pain to write some mathematical formulaes in latex. Mainly those with a lot of …

The future of education is plain text

I was recently at a National Academy meeting on Envisioning the Data Science Curriculum. It was a fun meeting and one of the questions that came up …

Natural Language Processing

Software Companies Tech Competency Matrix - Geshan's Blog

Every company is a technology company. A technology company without great software and technical team is insignificant. In this post I will unfold my …

Web Applications

1922: Why I Quit Being So Accommodating

<i>Update:</i> See this post for a free ePub eBook version of this long post.<p>A very odd essay from a 1922 issue of <i>The American Magazine</i> that seems to go …

Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>March 2012<p>One of the more surprising things I've noticed while working on Y Combinator is how …

The Math Trick Behind MP3s, JPEGs, and Homer Simpson’s Face - Facts So Romantic

Nine years ago, I was sitting in a college math physics course and my professor spelt out an idea that kind of blew my mind. I think it isn’t a …

The Latest: King: Sweden is still be safe, peaceful country

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Stockholm truck attack (all times local):<p>5:35 p.m.<p>Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf says the number of people willing to …

Extremism

JetBrains Debuts PyCharm Educational Edition

Please welcome <b>PyCharm Educational Edition</b>, a new easy-to-use yet powerful Python IDE for learning and teaching Python programming! With special …

Python Programming

Problem Solving with Algorithms and Data Structures using Python — Problem Solving with Algorithms and Data Structures

Stanford University: Tensorflow for Deep Learning Research

Event<p>Date<p>Description<p>Course Materials<p>Jan 10<br>Week 1<p>No class<p>Set up Tensorflow<br>Suggested Readings:<br>Nothing in particular, but you're welcome to read …

Why we should kill the 40-hour work week

‘As long as you get your 8 hours in.’ From the second you walk into a classroom, you’re taught to structure your day around an 8-hour block. And it’s …

Time Management

Mathematicians becoming data scientists: Should you? How to?

I was talking the other day with a former student at UW, Sarah Rich, who’s done degrees in both math and CS and then went off to Twitter. I asked …

Machine Learning

Announcing ggraph: A grammar of graphics for relational data

facet_graph<p>Facetting on two variables simultaneously is very powerful and something that is supported in ggplot2 with facet_grid(). In ggraph the …

Machine Learning From Scratch

About<p>Python implementations of some of the fundamental Machine Learning models and algorithms from scratch.<p>The purpose of this project is not to …

Realtime Collaborative Markdown Editor

A proof of concept collaborative text editor with end-to-end encryption. Simply share the URL with anyone you want to collaborate with.<p>Note: some …

Master C++ Programming with Free Open-Source Books

<b>C++ Books</b><p>Books are very personal and subjective possessions. And programming books are no exception. But regardless of their style, focus, or pace, …

ipyvolume

Try out in mybinder:<p>3d plotting for Python in the Jupyter notebook based on IPython widgets using WebGL.<p>Ipyvolume currenty can<p>Do volume …

JavaScript

The Rise of the Professional Airbnb Investor

What’s missing from the debate over Airbnb is the fact that the biggest players in the real estate market aren’t involved... yet.

Real Estate

An Even Easier Introduction to CUDA

This post is a super simple introduction to CUDA, the popular parallel computing platform and programming model from NVIDIA. I wrote a previous “Easy …

Deep Learning

Use Vim as a Python IDE

I love vim and often use it to write Python code. Here are some useful plugins and tools for building a delightful vim python environment, …

The Riemann Hypothesis, explained

In loving memory of John Forbes Nash Jr.<p>You remember prime numbers, right? Those numbers you can’t divide into other numbers, except when you divide …

Markdown+Math

What is it ...<p><b>mdmath</b> allows to use <i>Visual Studio Code</i> as a markdown editor capable of typesetting and rendering TeX math. In fact it now reuses the …

Building Jarvis

My personal challenge for 2016 was to build a simple AI -- like Jarvis in Iron Man. Now that it's working and the challenge is almost over, I wrote …

How I stopped the RSI pain that almost destroyed my programming career

If it hurts to type you’ll have a much harder time working as a programmer. Yes, there’s voice recognition, but it’s just not the same. So when my …

Time I

How to start a company with no free time

One year ago I quit my job to start Winnie, an app that connects parents with the local information they need most. At the time, my baby was just a …

Full(er) House: Exposing high-end poker cheating devices

This post exposes how real-world highly advanced poker cheating devices work.In 2015, I stumbled upon a post in an underground forum, discussing how …

Remote Controls

Am I Introverted, or Just Rude?

A good friend and colleague, a real extrovert, sent me a link to a shirt recently that she knew I’d appreciate. “Sorry I’m late,” the T-shirt reads. “I didn’t want to be here.”<p>I laughed — of course I laughed. I’m as introverted as she is outgoing, and we frequently play out our roles in tandem. At …

Transcendentalism

Interested In How Camera Lenses Work? Watch This Easy-to-Understand, 3.5-Minute Video

Lenses are, perhaps, the most important (pardon the pun) element in photography but most photographers probably have no idea how they really work. If …

Videography