I'm a recent Berkeley grad working at Pinterest. In the computer world I'm most excited by machine learning and natural language processing (especially of the bayesian and unsupervised variety), low-level performance tricks, and cool hacks.
In the real world, I love to cook and travel.
I'm happily employed, but here's my resume, just in case.
Bayesian Updating as Regularised Optimisation ← Inductio Ex Machina ← Mark Reid
Dexter Filkins: What Should Obama Do About Syria? : The New Yorker
Onion Twitter Password Changed To OnionMan77 | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Yelp Prison Reviews - The Colbert Report - 2013-29-04 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
e.g. I'm tired of hadoop randomly changing settings underneath me and my jobs being killed because of shared resource issues.
Dream hadoop mapred setup: streaming-only + cgroups for isolation, explicit input / output split settings, more flexible shuffle / reduce
SF's building boom brings change to city - San Francisco Chronicle
With few other outlets for complaints, inmates review prisons on Yelp - The Washington Post
Hadoop web interface stuff I'd love: see what tasks generated counters (and view their logs), sample output from specific tasks
Big wins: time-sensitive ranking, explanations on results, infinite scroll ui, integrated maps. Bad: ad relevance is not good at best.
Foursquare best nearby search is working incredibly well for me in Seattle. Yelp needs to really step up its browse experience to compete.
Can you export starred articles from google reader? Accidentally toggled to them on reeder and discovered some real gems.
Statement of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic on the Boston terrorist attack | Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C.
Dove Hires Criminal Sketch Artist to Draw Women as They See Themselves and as Others See Them | Adweek
Pinterest, the movie.
Twitpic - Share photos and videos on Twitter
Look How Quickly the U.S. Got Fat (1985-2010 Animated Map) - James Hamblin - The Atlantic
Foursquare release notes are a broken record. Oh, wow, a brand new explore feature that definitely hasn’t been there for a few years?
Twitter / ChromiumDev: DevTools: "Copy as Curl" added ...
Wtf. The @ubersf driver who accepted my hail is now driving to the east bay, and it would cost me $10 to cancel.
It’s not possible to stream video anymore on my Comcast Internet in the mission. How the fuck is this happening in 2013.