Author Archives: Gaius

About Gaius

Jus' a good ol' boy, never meanin' no harm

Microsoft Professional Program Artificial Intelligence

Building on the momentum† of completing the Data Science track of the Microsoft Professional Program, and inspired by the amazing season 2 of Westworld, I have now also completed the Artificial Intelligence track, Microsoft’s internal AI course just opened to the … Continue reading

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Not-learning is a skill too

To be successful in tech, it’s well known that you must keep your skills up to date. The onus is on each individual to do this, no-one will do it for you, and companies that provide ongoing personal development are … Continue reading

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Blockchain 101

If you are a developer who uses Git and knows what fast-forwards are and when and when not to use them, you already know literally everything there is to know about distributed/decentralised ledgers. A blockchain controlled by a single organisation is … Continue reading

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WSL is a Game Changer

Why did we (developers) flock to Macbooks? Even if using platform-agnostic languages and/or writing applications that would run on servers, we wanted portable Unix workstations with a high build quality and none of the hardware compatibility issues that come with … Continue reading

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Microsoft Professional Program Data Science

I’ve finally gotten around to completing the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science, which I started nearly a year ago. It’s a pretty comprehensive sequence of courses that gives a solid grounding in (and/or revision of!): Probability and Statistics (the … Continue reading

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Less Facebook, More Faces and Books

I made the decision back in mid-November to radically cut down on my use of Facebook. Thus far it has been a great success, I have recovered at least ½-hr per day, maybe more. Even if I spent it sleeping, … Continue reading

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My First MOOC

Just completed the Data Analysis for Life Sciences XSeries on EdX, my first MOOC. I had been meaning to learn R for a while as I’ve seen some cool stuff being done with it (I am mainly a Python guy), … Continue reading

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