The Fallacy of Twitter Bots

I'm going to be the first to admit that I use Python to send out Tweets to my followers. I have a few scripts that parse RSS feeds and do retweets on an hourly basis. They work fine but they do get 'gamed' occasionally. That's the problem with...

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Clients and Friends

One of my first clients at RapidMiner was Marco. He bought RapidMiner Server from us to build dashboards and do a lot of ETL for his company in Mexico. In fact, I think he was our first Latin American customer. I helped me build the dashboards...

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Matrix Factorization for Missing Value Imputation

I stumbled across an interested reddit post about using matrix factorization (MF) for imputing missing values. The original poster was trying to solve a complex time series that had missing values. The solution was to use matrix factorization to...

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Extract Blog Post Links from RSS Feeds using Python

As part of my goal of automation here, I wrote a small script to extract blog post links from RSS feeds. using Python. I did this to extract the title and link of blog posts from a particular date range in my RSS feed. In theory, it should be pretty …

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Throwback to Gartner 2017

I was going through some old files when I stumbled across these old Gartner 2017 photos. What a great trip down memory lane with the RapidMiner team. We had so much fun down there. Oh man, somewhere there's a video of a colleague swimming in the...

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