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Phone Addiction Apr 22, 2019 Vacation & Society & Observation & social Sunset on the Atlantic Ocean The family and I took a cruise over Spring Break and had a blast. Even though I feel a bit out of place in these Version 12 Launches Today! Apr 21, 2019 social (And It’s a Big Jump for Wolfram Language and Mathematica)—Stephen Wolfram Blog The Night before H2O World 2019 Feb 2, 2019 & social I’m in Mountain View this week for our annual Sales Kick-Off meeting and will be staying for H2O World this coming Monday and Tuesday. If our Latest Writings Elsewhere - December 2018 Dec 21, 2018 Writing & & social I’m happy to announce my very first article went live on the blog! Writers gonna write! It’s been a long time since I contributed to my H2O AI World 2018 in London Nov 21, 2018 London & & Data Science & social It’s been nearly a whole month since I’ve been back from H2O AI World 2018 in London. First off, London is always a great city. I love it. Add in Oct 3, 2018 & social This week (10/3/18) I traveled to Mountain View, the ground zero of this awesome AI startup. I’m in sales engineering training and learning all the NYC AI Event 2018 Sep 29, 2018 & social Not even two weeks in at and I’m already giving presentations. Boy did I misst this! Sorry for the shaky -photo. Was too excited. Women in FinTech: Dr. YY Huang Sep 27, 2018 Fintech & Women & social I worked with Dr. Huang at RapidMiner for a few years and found her to be an amazing and talented data scientist. She was recently interviewed by Clients and Friends Sep 12, 2018 social 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 Guess What? I Joined H20ai! Sep 11, 2018 & social I’m super excited to be joining the ranks of! I’ve accepted an offer to join their Sales team as a Senior Customer Solutions Engineer, and I The Fallacy of Twitter Bots Sep 9, 2018 Python & Automation & Twitter & social 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 Throwback to Gartner 2017 Sep 8, 2018 Gartner & Travel & social 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 How Many Days of Food can You Buy with $100 Aug 10, 2018 Data Visualization & Reddit & Food & social I found this Reddit post fascinating and cool.   $100 will buy you this much food It would appear that in New York City, $100 would only Autonomous Drone Project May 17, 2018 Drones & Startup & social I have some sad news. The autonomous drone startup I was a part of just shut down. Bummer. All is not lost though, I learned a lot on building a Learn Javascript! Really? May 1, 2018 Javascript & Data Science & social I found Quincy Larson’s article on learning Javascript as your first computer language both interesting and funny. He makes his point for learning Some Time Off Apr 23, 2018 Personal & News & social I took some time off this weekend camping with the boy and his Scout Troop. We had a great time and it was good to get out there and ‘rough it.’ Bitcoin is not Dead! Apr 20, 2018 Bitcoin & Blockchain & social According to Howard Bitcoin is not dead. I agree with him that price is a big indicator of where things are going but I can’t help but wonder that Autonomous Robot Bees Apr 17, 2018 Bees & social File this under cool and also a bit weird. Walmart has filed a patent for autonomous robotic bees. These ‘bees’ can fly around a field and pollinate The Download Apr 5, 2018 social Good Morning. My name is Tom, it’s April 2018 and I’m done laying low. It’s time to download all this ‘stuff’ that’s been on my shoulders for so Design Patterns for Deep Learning Architectures Dec 12, 2017 social There’s some really great stuff in this article. In concept I get Deep Learning but there’s so much more below the surface. I agree that there needs #Bitcoin IS in a Bubble Nov 10, 2017 social Precisely for what this guy is writing about. Bitcoin is not a bubble, contrary to the dishonest and non-factual claims of My Investment Returns Nov 1, 2017 social Just a simple tracking of my 401k investments (very diversified) and a more concentrated small stock portfolio. Innovation and Good Jobs in Germany Sep 25, 2017 Economy & social Looks like Co-Founder (and former colleague) Ralf Klinkenberg is in the NY Times today. “There is a good start-up culture,” Ralf Klinkenberg, of Python overtakes R for Data Science Sep 7, 2017 Python & R & Data Science & social This is really big news from KD Nuggets. How long would $1 million dollars last? Aug 22, 2017 social How Long $1 Million Will Last In Retirement — Marsha Collier (@MarshaCollier) August 22, 2017 RapidMiner Training 2017 Jun 18, 2017 Training & Data Science & RapidMiner & social I just capped off a 4 day RapidMiner training class in NYC last week. It was a ton of fun and I got to meet lots of super smart and cool people. Why Tesla? Jun 12, 2017 Tesla & TSLA & social I recently added Tesla (TSLA) to my personal holdings. I did this in response to President Trump’s withdrawl from the Paris Climate Accord. Parabolic Bitcoin Prices Jun 11, 2017 Bitcoin & social I’ve certainly been aware of this, especially of all the silly “if this trend continues, bitcoin will be work $250,000/coin” articles. Maybe a Google Trends for Gold and Bitcoin Jun 8, 2017 Gold & Bitcoin & social It appears that the search ‘Gold’ is more popular than ‘Bitcoin.’ Only time will tell if this remains the same. Simple but Great Explanation of the Blockchain Jun 7, 2017 Video & social A great 5 minute video explanation of the implication of the Blockchain. It’s power as a digital asset transfer mechanism can radically change on Google Trends for Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Ethereum Jun 7, 2017 Blockchain & social Bitcoin and Crypto Alt Coins Charts. WOW! Jun 6, 2017 social bitcoin and crypto alt coins charts. wow Real Estate Market is Back! Jun 3, 2017 Real Estate & social Boy oh boy the real estate market is back with a vengeance. All of my Architect and Engineering friends are busier than right before the 2007 Latest Holdings Jun 2, 2017 Portfolio & social I no longer do short-term, swing, or day trading. It’s a fools game IMHO and I’ve always done better by doing less. Plus I’m generally bad at timing Chat with Traders - Episode 121 May 31, 2017 Data Science & social Maoxian has been posting his notes on some trader interviews he’s been listening too. The topic is about the quality of decision making in the Cash Out Refinancing May 30, 2017 Real Estate & social This is not good. Reminds me of 2005-2007 when people were using their homes as ATM’s. The easy money punch bowl and feeling of euphoria is back. Cryptocoin volatility May 28, 2017 Currecy & Bitcoin & Ethereum & social About two years ago I bought a few Bitcoins. I averaged into them around $400 and then promptly forgot about them. It was around the same time that Where I've been hiding May 26, 2017 Community & social I’ve recently taken on a new role at RapidMiner. I’m now the Community Manager for entire RapidMiner Community. It’s a pretty big task and felt a Current Status - Gartner Data Analytics Conference Mar 7, 2017 Gartner & Data Analytics & social #Current Status - Gartner Data Analytics Conference Spending a few days at Gartner Data Analytics Conference. Loving this part of Texas! The Secret to Building Great EdTech Products? Teachers! Mar 1, 2017 social Despite all the bruhaha that’s going on in Washington, entrepenuers are reinventing how children are educated. Teachers and EdTech companies need Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects Feb 22, 2017 Raspberry Pi & Projects & Maker & social Some of these projects are darn cool. Perhaps the best one is Amazon releasing instructions on how to turn your Pi into an Echo Dot. Of course the Terrible Tom Feb 21, 2017 Marketing & Sales & social I joked about being the “Terrible Tom” persona but the core message from Tom Wentworth’s post is about organizational alignment. .@twentworth Audio Analytics using RapidMiner Feb 19, 2017 Audio & Analytics & Call Center & social A partner (Cappius) of RapidMiner recently gave a really cool webinar on how they use RapidMiner to analyze Call Center audio on the fly. They were Latest Writing Elsewhere December 2016 Jan 3, 2017 Blogging & Data Science & RapidMiner & Writing & social It’s hard to believe but 2016 is over. Here’s a list of my writings elsewhere in December 2016. I’m also including some RapidMiner community Build a Site from the Ground Up Dec 26, 2016 Beer & Blogging & Content Creation & social Recently I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a new blog, just for fun. The area of focus will be on craft beer brewing and reviews. Knowing Content Creation and Management Dec 18, 2016 CMS & Content Creation & Content Management & Marketing & social Bless me Father for I have sinned. Please forgive me for my content creation and management sins. Yes, I admit I’ve have mismanaged good content for Best Adsense month so far Dec 4, 2016 Adsense & Python & Twitter & social Last month I made $6.51 from Adsense revenue, the best month so far since I started this experiment. Although I didn’t hit the magic “1 roll of Latest Writing Elsewhere for November 2016 Nov 18, 2016 Writing & social October and November have been a busy content months for me. Wrote a lot of internal stuff at RapidMiner and blogged quite a bit too. I even Presidential Election 2016 Nov 15, 2016 Election & France & social I was in France last week for my neice’s wedding. We had a great time and really enjoyed the French countryside. We got sample some delicious wine Current Status - Paris Nov 8, 2016 Paris & social Spending a few days in Paris and away from the keyboard! New posts soon. 2016-11-06-13-10-53 The Adsense Money Making Experiment Nov 8, 2016 Adsense & Blogging & social I haven’t updated my readers in a while about how my Adsense experiment is going. I recently made a switch back from Blot.Im to WordPress to My Chinese Big Brother Oct 22, 2016 China & social One of my Asian friends recently posted a link to a terrifying use of Machine Learning. This is what I call the “dark side” of this field, the use Adding EURUSD Historical Volatility Predictions Oct 20, 2016 Forex & Options & social I recently connected my historical volatility prediction processes to the FRED API and pulled in closing data for the Euro. I want to autogenerate Rebuilding a Blog - Part 4 Oct 4, 2016 Content Marketing & Internet & Data Science & RapidMiner & social This post on rebuilding a blog is continuation of my previous post. In this post I wanted to review some goals I created in Google Analytics. These Rewiring Education Oct 1, 2016 Education & STEM & social Last night the kids and I were across the street at another family’s house for dinner. Their kids are the same age as my daughter and son and often Latest Writings Elsewhere for September 2016 Sep 29, 2016 Content Marketing & Internet & Data Science & RapidMiner & Tutorials & social Just a quick list of the content I’ve created some place other than this blog. This current list is 100% RapidMiner related but I’d like to branch Regular Expressions by Trial and Error Sep 16, 2016 Regex & Twitter & social This cracked me up because that’s how I learned. /^.*$/g — The Practical Dev (@ThePracticalDev) September 9, 2016 Software Advice Interview Sep 9, 2016 Interview & Text Analytics & RapidMiner & social Just a short note, but Tom Wentworth and I were interviewed by Software Advice. They were evaluating easy to use but powerful Text Analytics tools Rebuilding a Blog - Part 3 Sep 6, 2016 Content Marketing & Internet & Data Science & RapidMiner & social This post on rebuilding a blog is continuation of my previous post. My new SEO strategy is starting to pay off and I owe it all to tweaking the August 2016 Blog Income Report Sep 5, 2016 Marketing & Adsense & Film & social I had a better month. I made a whopping $3.62, most of it through a single click! I was on track to be just as bad as July but my SEO changes have Hacking Meta Data with Blot.Im - Part 1 Aug 26, 2016 Meta Data & CMS & Traffic & Tutorials & social I’ve been looking at ways to hack the SEO and Meta Data with Blot.Im. I wanted to hack the meta data in all my posts so I can use Twitter Cards and Blog SEO - Sketching Out Some Thoughts Aug 24, 2016 CMS & Traffic & Sketch & social This is my first stab at trying to figure out how to optimize the SEO here. A doodle/sketch just seems the fastest in this case. PS: I’m such a SEO Health Checkup Aug 10, 2016 Website & social I’m busy with revamping this website, trying to rebuild its traffic. I spend my free time analyzing Google Analytics and checking Google Webmaster. Rebuilding a Blog - Part 2 Aug 5, 2016 Content Marketing & Internet & Data Science & RapidMiner & social What’s not surprising is that my readers come from all over the world. The map below are where they came from in the first half of 2016. The July 2016 Blog Income Report Aug 4, 2016 Marketing & Adsense & Film & social This month I made less in Google Adsense than I did the previous month. This month I generated $0.83. This sucks and at this rate I can’t even buy Rebuilding a Blog - Part 1 Jul 11, 2016 Content Marketing & Internet & Blogging & Traffic & social My whole “buy a roll of film using Google Adsense” experiment is turning out to be an eye opening one. It’s eye opening in the sense of scary. I June 2016 Blog Income Report Jul 8, 2016 Marketing & Adsense & Film & social This month I made less in Google Adsense than I did the previous month. This month I generated $1.91 which is just barely 0.20 of a roll of Porta Brexit Recovery? Jul 1, 2016 FTSE & Brexit & social Something’s going on, interesting to see the FTSE charging through the 200 WMA. Has Support Become Resistance Jun 27, 2016 GBPUSD & social Welcome back to a new week, filled with new possibilities and market turmoil. I never traded the GBPUSD because it was insane to trade, so I’m Brexit Jun 26, 2016 Brexit & United Kingdom & EU & social #Brexit I’m of the opinion that is will be good for the UK in the long run, but in the short term it will be very tumultuous for both the UK and the Brexit and the GBPUSD Jun 24, 2016 GBPUSD & social This is once in a lifetime event and let’s hope it stays that way. GBPUSD hammered overnight, I suspect it’ll continue lower over the rest of the The King is Dead! Long Live the King! Jun 13, 2016 News & social I have news. I’ve been mulling around the idea for this post for the last two years, ever since I joined RapidMiner. The journey at RapidMiner has Why I'm Liking Blot.Im Jun 11, 2016 Blot.Im & social Long time readers know that I’ve struggled with blogging platforms for a long time. I finally opted for a static post approach because it’s safer May 2016 Blog Income Report Jun 10, 2016 Marketing & Adsense & Film & social Recently, and for the hell of it, I decided to experiment with Google Adense and Infolinks ads on my blog. I used to do this many years ago and My latest Twitter "Likes" May 20, 2016 Twitter & Interesting & social Comparing outcomes and foreign policy for Trump vs Hillary in a more rigorous way — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) Vote for RapidMiner! May 18, 2016 KD Nuggets & social Hi guys. KD Nuggets is running it’s yearly poll on what data science/machine learning tools and platforms you use. It goes without saying that I’m a Today's Chart: FBIO Apr 20, 2016 $FBIO & AutoChart & RapidMiner & Markdown & social The chart of $FBIO is generated using the JS library and RapidMiner Studio. This is a daily chart from 2015-10-18 to 2016-04-18. For further Today's Chart: MCD Apr 18, 2016 $MCD & AutoChart & RapidMiner & Markdown & social The chart of $MCD is generated using the JS library and RapidMiner Studio. This is a daily chart from 2015-10-18 to 2016-04-18. For further Today's chart: XOM Apr 13, 2016 RapidMiner & AutoChart & social This is an autogenerated post from RapidMiner. It extracted a daily chart of $XOM ending on 2016-04-13. This currently hotlinks the following RapidMiner Office Hours Apr 13, 2016 Office Hours & social Recently RapidMiner kicked off a new program called Office Hours. Every Wednesday a product expert will show off something cool they created with RSS vs Sharing Apr 11, 2016 Blogging & RSS & Social Media & social Trends come and go in the blink of an eye these days. Usually some market disrupter comes along and changes the game with a shiny new thing. A view of Boston Apr 10, 2016 Boston & RapidMiner & social Neural Market Trends sells for $1 million Apr 1, 2016 News & Joke & social I’m pleased to annouced that Neural Market Trends has been sold to a private VC firm for $1 million dollars!!! April Fools!!! The Less I do, The Better I do Mar 30, 2016 Investing & Forex & Trading & Mutual Funds & Stocks & social Somewhere between 2010 and and 2011 I stopped Forex Trading and stopped stock picking. It was just too much stress and felt very futile. Reviewing Real Estate Podcast Mar 27, 2016 Podcast & Real Estate & NYC & social Found this gem of a podcast from Fred Wilson’s AVC blog. Great listen if you’re into real estate. This episode talks about the NYC real estate Hedge Funds not so lucrative anymore Mar 26, 2016 Hedge Funds & Investing & Startup & social Ouch! Looks like Hedge Funds are not so lucractive anymore. So what’s killing the golden goose? In a word: investors. It’s likely not a DIY your own Alexa! Mar 25, 2016 Raspberry Pi & DIY & social Now this I gotta try! Amazon put together its own guide for making a DIY Alexa device with a Raspberry Pi: Using Google Analytics Mar 24, 2016 Google Analytics & Digital Marketing & Blogging & social Yesterday I came across a decent high level overview on how to use Google Analytics. I find digital marketing to be an interesting endeavor and you I've Moved Mar 22, 2016 CMS & Blot & NodeJs & social I’ve moved Neural Market Trends to Blot.IM, a great blogging platfrom that snycs from Dropbox to make posts. Purely html, txt, and markdown format Blogging platform of choice Mar 10, 2016 Jekyll & Blot.Im & social Long time readers know that I’ve wrestled with different CMS engines on this site. I started with Wordpress, then switched to Expression Engine, Updated RSS feed Mar 5, 2016 RSS & Feed & social Just a quick note. If you want to stay on top of my latests posts, please subscribe to my RSS feed or sign up on my About page to get an email alert My Second Anniversary Feb 29, 2016 RapidMiner & Career & Personal & social I’m about to celebrate my 2 year anniversary at RapidMiner in 3 days! Wow, time flies when you’re having fun! I’ve gotten to work with some amazing How I got started brewing beer Nov 25, 2015 social I was the ripe old age of 23 when I learned how to brew beer. I had just moved to New Mexico to start my first “real” job when I met my first office Yet Another Language to Learn Sep 3, 2015 Public Speaking & Reading & social In today’s Advanced Analytic landscape we often hear about the mythical Data Scientist that can cure all our problems and unearth value hidden deep One Year Already? Mar 8, 2015 RapidMiner & Personal & Career & social There’s a reason why I’ve been neglecting this blog, it’s because I’ve been working my tail off! I’ve been so busy that I blew right through my one 15 Million Dollars Feb 18, 2015 Venture Capital & Investment & RapidMiner & social Just wanted to share some exciting news! RapidMiner got another round of Venture Capital (VC) funding today. Series B funding closed at $15 million The Journey Dec 18, 2014 RapidMiner & Career & social This has been truly an exciting year for @RapidMiner and I’m humbled that I’m part of the team. Working at RapidMiner is like embarking on a new Photos from Germany Nov 26, 2014 RapidMiner & Travel & social As I mentioned before, I was in Germany for Radoop training and while I was there I managed to take a few photos of the area surrounding the Radoop Training in Germany Nov 23, 2014 RapidMiner & Radoop & Big Data & Travel & social I spent last week in Dortmund at the Rapidminer office - the place where it all started - to take part in Radoop training. It was a mind blowing Mining the Minecraft Craze Sep 17, 2014 Minecraft & Games & social My kids play Minecraft. Their friends play Minecraft. My friend’s kids play Minecraft. I run a Minecraft server for my kids and their friends. Poker Trading Jun 25, 2014 social If you trade, or dabble in trading, you will know exactly what Daniel Negreanu is saying about pot odds, avoiding traps, and bet size when playing Big Data Pavillion in Miami BeachS Jun 11, 2014 social I got the chance to attend a trade show in Miami Beach for the Big Data Pavilion last week. I had a great time talking about how Rapidminer can be China keeps building territory May 19, 2014 social China keeps probing it’s “friends and foes,” which very much follows Sun Tzu’s advice to probe your enemies and see how they react. It also uses No Name Resturant May 10, 2014 social On Thursday night I had one of the best bowls of seafood chowder, Boston style, that I can remember. This was at the No Name Resturant and well Current State of Affairs May 8, 2014 social Lately, it seems that the only time I remember to post now is when I’m on the train leaving to or from Boston. While I’m not neglecting my blog, it First Month and Half at RapidMiner Apr 11, 2014 RapidMiner & Career & social I really wanted to do a “my first month anniversary working at Rapidminer” post, but I had no time. I’ve been working like a mad man supporting our Boston South Street Station Apr 10, 2014 Boston & travel & Amtrak & social BostonAmtrakStation Coin Show Report Mar 1, 2014 Numismatics & social I’ve been meaning to give you an update on what’s been happening at my local coin show (Feb 2014). The short of it is that general attendance is Betting on RapidMiner in a Big Way Feb 12, 2014 RapidMiner & Career & social This past Friday I resigned from my position as a Civil Engineering Manager at SYSTRA, my employer of the last 6+ years.  I did this because an Bitcoin Mining Dec 26, 2013 Bitcoin & social The bitcoin logo The bitcoin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I started bitcoin mining with my Raspberry Pi and an ASIC miner, just for fun Happy Holidays Dec 18, 2013 Holiday & social I just wanted to wish all my remaining readers a Happy Holidays and a peaceful New Year.  I know I haven’t been around much lately because of life, Rapid-I gets $5 Million Infusion Nov 4, 2013 RapidMiner & Venture Capital & social Congrats to the Rapid-I team for getting a $5 million dollar cash infusion and opening a Boston HQ! Reading 10-K's Oct 8, 2013 SEC & social This afternoon I took the first of three free webinars run by Michelle Leder of footnoted. I’ve poked around in the filings on the SEC website, but SEC Filings Master Class Sep 25, 2013 SEC & social I just signed up for Michelle Leder’s SEC Filings Master Class. It’s a free 1 hour webinar for three days, either at lunch time or 4PM. I’m AAII Fund Portfolio - R Code Jun 18, 2013 AAII & RapidMiner & R & social I’m uploading, as a text file, the R code for generating my AAII Fund Portfolio charts.  It’s really simple, uses Quantmod, and pulls daily data The Nikkei Jun 13, 2013 Markets & Nikkei & social Looks like the Nikkei ($NKY) is plunging overseas. The plunge will probably show up later today in the data download, but let’s take a look at her S&P500 vs GLD Jun 12, 2013 S&P500 & GLD & social It appears that GLD is underperforming relative the the S&P500. That sounds like money is rotating out of the shiny metal into Bernanke The Secret Life of Pronouns May 15, 2012 Text & Language & social I’ve been traveling a lot lately and managed to catch up on a bit of reading when I’m crusing at 30,000 feet. On my nook right now is a fascinating Terrible Jan 18, 2012 CMS & Blogging & social Expression Engine = Terrible Textpattern = Terrible Never again will I be switching from Wordpress. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Dec 22, 2010 Personal & social I’m taking the rest of the month off from blogging and hopefully tie up a few loose ends before the year is over. That said, I wanted to wish my My RCOMM 2010 Presentation Dec 2, 2010 social I’ve made my RCOMM 2010 presentation, “Forecasting Historical Volatility for Option Trading” available on my LinkedIn profile. If you’re connected What is the WhiBo plugin for Rapidminer? Sep 29, 2010 social Wow, Today’s guest post about an awesome new plugin for Rapidminer, is from Milan Vukicevic.  Although I walked in at the very end of his The Whirlwind that was RCOMM Part 2 Sep 22, 2010 social Wow, Well the jet lag finally caught up to me so I apologize for this late post on RCOMM. Thursday morning was kicked off by yours truly, and I The Whirlwind that was RCOMM - Part 1 Sep 20, 2010 social Wow, Incorporating and expanding on my first RCOMM 2010 post, I going to write about the various presentations that I found highly interesting Sitting in Frankfurt Sep 19, 2010 social Wow, Yes, I’m about to board my plane back to the USA so this post will have to be a bit short.  I do owe you guys a long series of posts (and RCOMM 2010 - Having A Blast! Sep 14, 2010 Convention & social Wow, RCOMM 2010 is so much fun! After an exhausting flight to Frankfurt, I made it to RCOMM 2010 late Tuesday afternoon.  I got to listen to two Rapidminer and R - Together At Last! Sep 3, 2010 social It’s ALMOST here, the R extension in Rapidminer is just one more week away!!! If you want a sneak peak of it, check out this intro video by Ralf Draft Presentation Done - Germany Awaits Sep 1, 2010 social I’m done with my draft presentation for RCOMM 2010 and hopefully will wrap it up over the weekend and then its to Germany in two weeks.  Its hard Working on my RCOMM presentation Aug 25, 2010 social I’ve been busy working on my presentation for the first Rapidminer Community Meeting and Conference (RCOMM 2010).  If you find yourself in RCOMM 2010 - First Rapidminer Conference! Jul 6, 2010 social Hi all! I’m almost back!  I’m easing my way back into posting again as work somewhat quiets down.  Thank you so much for your emails and