As usual, my long absence from writing has run concurrently with life being busy. Since my last post, PERRO has had three lead water filter distributions and is preparing for a fourth. I've been promoted to Executive Architect at IBM. The gut rehab of my new home has provided a constant source of excitement, entertainment,… Continue reading NASA Frontier Development Lab
On this election day, when you decide between an insane trust-fund baby and a candidate that has proven themselves most adept at trading their public service for personal wealth, let us remember St. George: The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice … you don’t. You… Continue reading On this Election Day
The last time the Cubs won the World Series the year was 1908. The last time the Cubs won the World Series they played at West Side Park "bounded by Taylor, Wood, Polk and Lincoln (now Wolcott) Streets". The original rooftop seating was on Taylor Street! My alma mater, UIC, now stands here. You could see Pilsen's St. Procopius church all… Continue reading The Last Time the Cubs Won the World Series
Wikipedia defines the digital divide as: ... an economic and social inequality with regard to access to, use of, or impact of information and communication technologies. This post is about how that digital divide plays out in tech employment. The term "underrepresented minorities" is most often used when talking about the disproportionate lack of Latinos… Continue reading The Globalization of the Digital Divide
I was reelected to another 2-year term on the Pilsen Academy Local School Council! For the second consecutive election I received the most votes, tied with my running-mate Dolores Cortes! Thank you to all those who came out to vote and congratulations to all those who will be serving with us. It's taken all summer to… Continue reading Re-elected to the LSC!
I get into the extended discussions about politics on Facebook. Sorry, not sorry. Recently, I got into an in-depth analysis of Bernie's chances going forward. Given his big wins in Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska, I pointed to this great project on fivethirtyeight.com to see how much he caught up. Who's on Track for the Nomination? describes… Continue reading Analyzing 538’s Democratic Primary Analysis
Two weeks ago my paper, Descriptive Statistics of the Genome, was accepted to the Journal of Computational Biology. I think it was the best part of my thesis, so I'm excited to see it finally being published. Lectures Last week I gave my first talk/lecture at the monthly luncheon of the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association. That… Continue reading Statisticians come in from the cold