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A Quick Note on Markov Chain Efficiency and Pre-computing

Written on September 28, 2015 at 19:00, by

Fairly recently I built a web scraper for Node.js to grab content from a single domain and store it into MySQL, more or less as a learning excersize. The obvious application of this for me was to build a custom Lorem Ipsum generator (Markov Chain Generator) for our department (Marketing) so our designers could pull it  Continue Reading »

My Experience with Custom Android ROMs

Written on September 24, 2015 at 09:30, by

Many years ago I had an iPod Touch that I had jailbroken into doing a bunch of cool but needless things. I really liked iOS at the time (and still do), but I think the jailbreaking experience needlessly put me off from trying Android. Another thing that still rightly prevents people from trying Android is  Continue Reading »

WordPress Site – SimpleSked

Written on September 21, 2015 at 00:00, by

I recently put together a theme for a local startup that I’m doing some work alongside. Their idea is to make scheduling hourly employees easy using some simple algorithms and basic machine learning techniques. The bulk of the actual app will run on Sails.js Node instances with distributed MySQL and Redis rendered via Angular.js on  Continue Reading »

Hubot, Heroku, and Carl

Written on June 24, 2015 at 00:14, by

Recently at work, some of us adopted using Hipchat over the Microsoft Lync. We needed something that could handle groups and not crash 10 times a day, and Hipchat provided that and a lot more. Once we discovered that it also offered an API, we of course started thinking about ways to automate common tasks with it, purely  Continue Reading »

Node.js, C++/CUDA, and memory handling performance

Written on May 13, 2015 at 01:28, by

In learning about C++ and all of it’s intricacies, one might be tempted to ask is it worth the extra effort? At least I was asking the question, so I decided to answer it as well. Currently, I’m using a Node.js script to monitor Bitfinex Bitcoin exchange prices, so I decided to see how it  Continue Reading »

Node.js Script: Find-Feed-Photoshop now on Github

Written on March 30, 2015 at 03:02, by

I have been working on getting all the PSDs and raw files exported from my externals into a more compressed format (save for web – jpeg) just for the sake of usability. The process is fairly annoying, since even creating a Photoshop droplet means loading in a max of 250 files at once and I’m  Continue Reading »

Bitcoin, C++, CUDA, and Node.js

Written on March 9, 2015 at 22:52, by

Something that has been on my mind lately is trading Bitcoin using the various REST-APIs integral to most exchanges. Building an automated system to trade a handful of times per day based on market ebbs and flows is my plan for now. None of the exchanges are setup (as far as I can tell) to  Continue Reading »

Beginning the Yearly Performance Analysis

Written on February 18, 2015 at 04:02, by

Every year we do a year in review analysis of our email marketing team’s performance. This year we’re looking back on 2014, and I know we have already seen some positive improvements. When I first started working there, almost three years ago now, open rates department wide averaged 17%. Since then we have been doing  Continue Reading »

Local Business Site: Photoworks

Written on February 18, 2015 at 03:07, by

A friend contracted me to create a website and design the typical business set (card, brochure, etc.) for him, so I was happy to oblige. I ended up creating a responsive wordpress theme for him and hosting it on a typical shared server setup. It’s been good for him since it’s low maintenance, but there  Continue Reading »

Another Email Template Update

Written on February 18, 2015 at 02:42, by

Our online program needed an updated email template that could link to a few streaming self-help type sessions. They covered a lot of things like how an advisor can help plan course load and how to apply for financial aid. I designed and coded something that would be easy to make responsive and to update in the future; planning generally  Continue Reading »