Weekly recap 1/2 – 2/16

I’ve been doing a poor job of posting my weekly recaps so I’m going to do a big dump of info and try to get to a regularly scheduled weekly recap next week.

One piece of news is I’ve started a Masters degree in Computer Science via the Georgia Tech/Udacity collaboration: OMS CS
For my first class, I’m taking Software Architecture and Design

Courses I’ve completed

Learning How to Learn

Articles (mostly as a result of the course)







Books I’ve read

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

The Book of Five Rings: A Classic Text on the Japanese Way of the Sword by Miyamoto Mushashi

Podcasts I’ve listened to (after reading the books)

In which I decide it’s the last ‘in which’ post

New titling system coming up for 2018

Now on to our weekly recap of 12/11 to 12/15

Articles I’ve read

The Story of the most important tool in data science

New Black Metal Album Wasn’t Made By Humans

How to be more productive without burning out

Jim Simons: The Numbers King

Podcasts I’ve listened to

Robots Managing Your Money?
subsequent reading

Fundamentals I’ve reviewed This week was statistics review.

Currently reading

Principles by Ray Dalio

Current project


In which I realize I missed a quarter

It’s almost Thanksgiving (tomorrow in fact) and I haven’t posted much (at all) since August. But I’ve still been reading and learning so here’s a quarterly recap.

Books I’ve read

Atlas Shrugged

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)

The Meaning Of It All: Thoughts Of A Citizen-scientist (Helix Books) by Richard P. Feynman (1998-03-31)

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Videos/Podcasts I’ve watched

New music I’ve discovered

Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper

In Which I attempt to catch up

Things have been busy with a work location move and training for an OCR event but I’m back.

Here’s a recap of the past two weeks:

Race Completed:

Articles I’ve read:

The Wolves in the Throne Room articles associated with the cover page

Wolves in the Throne Room Grace the Cover of Decibel’s September Issue

Courses I’m working on
Financial Engineering 2 on Coursera ( Weeks 3 and 4 completed)

Book I’m reading
Atlas Shrugged – Part 1 completed.

In which I review Pandas and finish FE 1

Article (and Project) I’ve read this week
Instagram Makes a Smooth Move to Python 3

Music Genre Classifier

Videos I’ve watched this week



Videos in my queue to watch



Courses I’ve worked on
Finished Finanicial Engineering 1 via Coursera
Completed Financial Engineering 2 Week 1 via Coursera
Completed Pandas exercises under Python for Data Science and Machine Learning Bootcamp via Udemy

In which I discovered Pycon and CppCon on Youtube

Here’s a quick recap of the past week

Articles I’ve read
Simpsons Detector

Parse 600 ETF Options

Metal Band Names via Neural Network

Tech Videos I’ve watched
Irene Chen A Beginner’s Guide to Deep Learning PyCon 2016

Nina Zakharenko – Memory Management in Python – The Basics – PyCon 2016

Van Lindberg Structured Data from Unstructured Text PyCon 2016

Podcast I’ve listened to
Joe Rogan Experience – Guy Richie
A fantastic discussion which highlights Guy’s mentality and aspiring ownership principles. “You must be the master of your own kingdom”

Courses or Books I’ve worked on
Coursera Financial Engineering and Risk Management Week 6
Accelerated C++ Chapter 12

Book I’ve started reading
How Champions Think by Dr. Bob Rotella