Monthly Archives: December 2016

Taoism and the Sage

I’m not going to write a huge tract here, but I am going to talk briefly about the “Sage”, who is the putative ideal political-operative Taoist.

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Said I on some social medium somewhere, “If you ever come to California and find yourself driving ‘the 5’ (highway 5) from south to north or north to south, time it so you get to Tita’s Pupuseria in Buttonwillow for … Continue reading


Just a note: I’d like to thank the freeware program, Lyx, for helping create LaTeX markup for various mathy-sciency things I post about. Very helpful. You have to know what to include/not for Jetpack’s LaTeX interpreter, Beautiful Math (most especially … Continue reading

Statistics – This could be you! – Bayesian Conditional Probability and Medical Tests

As many of you know, I’m taking, for career change and self improvement, a certified curriculum offered by Columbia University and Microsoft and, on Data Science. With this, I hope to be able to change careers from Systems Engineering (which I love, but had become limiting) to a job in Data Analysis/Data Science, which will take me out of the Operations/Data/Server Center and into a cushy not-on-call job in a loving data haven.

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MacBook Pro slow shutdown (macOS Sierra)

Just a quick tech note.

If you have macOS Sierra and you’re a coding/geeky/programming type and your OS is taking a huge amount of time to shut down, update your MySQL to 5.7 (I had to reinstall Homebrew to do that). If you’re not, maybe tweak your ExitTimeOuts (or get your pet geek to do it for you).

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Testing connections

This is a test of the Emergency Malcolm Broadcast. This is only a test.