I’m excited to share…

… a recent LinkedIn post that includes a link to my newly published dissertation: “I'm excited to share (generally! and also) some professional updates with you fine people:   “Are you interested in employee ownership and democratically-run companies? I'm going to spend this year studying #employeeownership, and in particular employee ownership trusts, as a Kelso Fellow with the Institute …

Python for Beginners, Part III: Almost There, Stick With It

This is Part 3 in a series (n=?). Part I: Getting Started is here.  Welcome back! If you've completed the setup tasks in Part I, you've created your very first Jupyter notebook. Cool. From here on out, we'll be working from within Jupyter Notebooks, rather than this blog. If you haven't done it already, head to GitHub …

Python for Beginners, Part II: A Little Bit About Machine Learning But Don’t Panic

This is Part 2 in a series (n=?). Part I: Getting Started is here.  You did it! You've opened up your very first Jupyter Notebook. Before we do anything interesting with it, let's take a step back: What are we doing here? If this guy is right, chances are that you're either into making websites, or …

5 tips for how to make graduate school group projects hurt just a little less

There are three weeks left in the semester, and your group project is off the rails. One person's grandmother got sick, and all her data went back home with her. She was the only one keeping the peace between two other people in the group that can barely be in the same coffeeshop together. Your …

A summary of a reading of a rewriting of Heidegger

Bottom Line Up Front  All propositions are relative, and history matters more than truth. Wait, what? This is a summary of the introduction to Joel Weinsheimer’s book Gadamer's Hermeneutics: A Reading of Truth and Method. That book is a reading of Hans-Georg Gadamer's 1960 book Truth and Method, which according to Wikipedia is in turn …