[Blog Reads] July and August 2018

Guess this is a summer long edition of my blog reads! I am excited to get back to writing on a regular basis for my personal blog and I hope people will keep enjoying this curated list of interesting articles and news. In all honestly, writing Blog Reads is a very relaxing and therapeutic time. I recommend everyone who loves reading blog posts to create their own list of monthly favorite reads.

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[Side Project] Gossip Girl’s Wikia Social Network

One of the programming project I tackled this summer was to create a Social Network Force Layout Graph from scratch using Python and D3.js. This was an interesting project and I was able to combine various knowledge I had on algorithms and data visualization. The code can be found on Github here¬†and the project can be found on my personal website here. Continue reading “[Side Project] Gossip Girl’s Wikia Social Network”

[Book Review] The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

What is so amazing about this book is the immense knowledge, the vast number of historical examples and the delightful writing. The book may seem massive to go through at first, but resides in it are 48 of the most well-explained laws of power. I may not agree with every law in there, but Robert Greene definitely knows what he is writing about. Continue reading “[Book Review] The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene”

[Blog Reads] June 2018

It is the end of June, which means we are officially half-way through the summer term. Wow, that sounds crazy! For students, the summer period may be one of the busiest every year. Although, let’s not kid ourselves, every term is harsh. Summer is time for technical interview prepping, learning new tools, finish off side projects, plan fall term and do your full-time summer internship. Furthermore, everyone tries to pack their week-end and evenings with trips, outings and festivals. Overall, it can be pretty exhausting. To all the other students out there, you can do it!

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[Book Review] Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ahlee Vance

Elon Musk is the poster boy for the “Billionaire” tag. Fairly good-looking, extremely rich and with well-established accomplishments, Musk is an inspiration to the new generation. After Steve Jobs, it is now time for Musk to have a must-read book dedicated to him. And that book? It is Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ahlee Vance. Continue reading “[Book Review] Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ahlee Vance”

[Blog Reads] May 2018

I have started to use Twitter a lot more to follow developers, data scientists and data visualization specialists. This makes me especially proud of this month’s “Blog Reads” as there is such a variety of fun and amazing projects that I was able to read about. Continue reading “[Blog Reads] May 2018”

[Feature] Trivial Laws, Paradoxes and More

Society is a weird concept. As unpredictable as it may seem, it does follow specific rules. And I am not talking about pure and applied science rules (physics and mathematics). No, I am thinking about behavioral, economic and psychology sciences. As a computer science and statistics major, I rarely get to study human behavior. To fill the gap, I enjoy reading books and wikipedia pages to learn about interesting trivial hypothesis. Below is a list of my favorite trivial facts I believe everyone should know!

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