I’ve been planning for some time to start this blog mainly as a way to give intuition to people untrained in statistics about what statisticians do and why. For the last few weeks, I’ve been gathering ideas, and I’ve found that in the process I’ve had to be a lot Read More
This is the story of a rabbit hole I went down on Thursday night. The unexpected consequence of this long journey was that I got brave enough to submit a pull request to a popular Python project! It was my first attempt at contributing to a large-ish open-source project, and Read More
Recently, I have had some problems accessing our computing cluster because it was overloaded with users and batch jobs. I discussed this with some students (current and past) and some of them had some ideas of how to get a rundown of cluster resources, so I wrote something Read More
I’ve encountered a few hilariously useless error messages while coding recently. They got me thinking about error messages in general and wondering about the best way to build good error messages into my own software.
Some hilarious messages I’ve seen: