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Dear Linux, Less Forking, More Testing
1 year ago

Dear Linux, Less Forking, More Testing

I have a request from a sometimes Linux user, me.

Please stop forking and making new distros.

It’s not me, it’s you. Look, I’m a reasonably tech-savvy guy. And I …
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Marine Corps Inventory Reduction via Time Series Forecasting
2 years ago

Marine Corps Inventory Reduction via Time Series Forecasting

Last week I wrote an article about using a cluster computing system to generate a large amount of forecasts from time series data for the supply management units (SMU) in …
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Big Data Forecasting with R: Consumable Logistics for the Marine Corps
2 years ago

Big Data Forecasting with R: Consumable Logistics for the Marine Corps

Recently I constructed a simulation that modeled the consumable supply system of Marine Corps Logistics. The Marine Corps has several operational-level Supply Management Units (SMU) that warehouse and handle consumable …
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Setting up MySQL RDS on with remote access on Amazon Web Services
2 years ago

Setting up MySQL RDS on with remote access on Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services has an amazing amount of capabilities, and some good ‘free’ stuff on it. But, and you knew the butt (sic) was coming, it can be painful to …
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R vs. Python for Data Analysis? R wins!!!!
2 years ago

R vs. Python for Data Analysis? R wins!!!!

For the record, I agree with almost all the conclusions of the contest. Especially after wrestling with Python this morning:

http://www.kdnuggets.com/2015/10/r-vs-python-data-analysis.html

Data Science Machine may replace human’s intuition
2 years ago

Data Science Machine may replace human’s intuition

It looks promising, I looked at Max Kanter’s thesis that defines the algorithm, and it’s a little light on validation. Bottom line is, we’ll see:

http://www.pulseheadlines.com/data-science-machine-replace-humans-intuition/8691/

Data science skills by job role, where do you fit in?
2 years ago

Data science skills by job role, where do you fit in?

Analytics Week published a great story about data science job skills that included this graphic:

As a full service data science organization, we cover a lot of these topics. …
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Gartner releases “Magic Quadrant” for Digital Marketing Hubs
2 years ago

Gartner releases “Magic Quadrant” for Digital Marketing Hubs

Show relative positions of integrated CRM solutions. While Tableau isn’t an “integrated” solution, they’re definitely making steps in that direction, and its rise in the business intelligence market has been meteoric. …
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The Probability of Winning a Civil Case
2 years ago

The Probability of Winning a Civil Case

One of my family law clients came to me the other day with a problem. She was fighting a civil case against another legal firm where the opposing party was …
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Is your SEO vendor ripping you off?
2 years ago

Is your SEO vendor ripping you off?

One of my Phoenix attorney clients came to me the other day with a common complaint. He was paying his SEO contractor $4000.00 a month to put him at the …
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