Well, here it is. For all of you unfortunate people who have had to sit through one of my unavoidable math-fueled tangents, I’m taking my thoughts to this blog from now on. I can’t guarantee that you won’t hear me ramble about how a computer generates pseudo-random numbers from time to time, but hopefully the inception of this blog will lead to a few less glazed-over stares and less friends lost to my weird obsession with Mathematics and its ilk.
What can you expect by checking this blog out from time to time? I’m glad you asked. In general, I’ll cover everything from Data Science (start off with the sexy topic that draws the oohs and ahs) to the latest advances in computer hardware and architecture (please don’t leave! If you stay I’ll keep posting videos of baby pigs). Statistics during this upcoming election season, new open-source machine learning tools, even some campfire tales about math superstars like Carl Friedrich Gauss are fair game. I definitely don’t claim to be an expert on anything I post about, and I hope this blog will force me to go past cursory knowledge of a topic to a point where I can understand these things comfortably enough to write a coherent blog.
If you’ve made it this far down my first post, CONGRATULATIONS. I’ll leave you with a little taste of what’s to come. So I named the blog ‘The Probability of Success’. Why? First off, because awesome names like ‘Write That Down Bro‘ were already taken. Secondly, I was searching for a math term that was less cliche than the limit does not exist and more nuanced than the square root of 69 is 8-something, right? Lastly, probability and statistics are probably the most useful parts of math that the everyday person could learn in reasonable time. Yes, I know that Trump is polling at 25% and Ted Cruz is polling at 10%, and I know that the former is larger than the latter, but I don’t think there’s any reason to give too much credence to any projections at this point. A little familiarity with sample sizes and the importance of having your sample pool be representative of the larger population would surely make you think twice before buying that Trump 2016 shirt.
That’s it for tonight. Thanks for checking out the blog. Please come back eventually.