Fallacy of Oversimplification

Humans are prone to many biases.  It’s one avenue of psychology that I find valuable because it helps you to question your own decisions to logically arrive at demonstrably better ones. People are driven to seek simplification to a fault.  It’s a bias that causes us to make bad decisions. “Everything should be made as simple as […]

Spring is finally here

Seems like it was a long winter this year, but now in mid-April the snow is finally mostly gone and flowers are starting to pop out of the ground. One of the things that I decided this winter was to plan a vacation somewhere warm to break up the cold weather next year.  So that’s […]

Brainstorming Week

After reading Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future I was pretty charged up and inspired to start working on something more long term and meaningful. Since the book was published Elon has also gone on to create several more businesses that weren’t mentioned – OpenAI, The Boring Company, and NeuraLink. […]

5 Day Water Fast

On Wednesday I had the final meal and kicked off what was supposed to be a 5 day fast only consuming water and a couple cups of tea. Day 1: The first day of the fast was ok, I didn’t feel hungry per say until the evening.  However I did notice that much of my […]

Bot Trading Final Thoughts

My software project for February was a stock trading bot that made trades based on twitter feeds. It was an interesting project that gave me a chance to learn a few new things. I had the chance to apply a couple of machine learning techniques.  In particular using natural language processing to perform sentiment analysis and […]

Forex Trading

Over the last 4 weeks I have quietly been doing some learning about how to trade on the forex markets.  I read through a few books, dug through content on YouTube and started to practice trading with some play accounts.  It took a couple weeks to get a real account with a small amount of […]