50 Miles Later, I Found Myself
Note From Kyla: Another non-analytical piece (however, the human mind is the most complex system of all) Thank you for reading, if you choose to do so! Also, if anyone wants to chat about biking – it’s a huge passion of mine, and I plan to do some bikepacking as soon as I logistically can!…
Fermata and Staccato: Does Music Predict the Stock Market?
Spotify Wrapped is making the rounds at the end of this very *insert preferred adjective here* year. Everyone shares their top artists and songs of the year, and we rejoice in the gift that music gives us. But, can music actually be a predictor of our moods? And if it can predict our moods, does…
The Nugget Numbers: How Much Chicken is in a Chicken Nugget?
A lighter piece for a long day. A Nugget Analysis According to Epictetus, the right way to eat is the same as the way to live: “just, cheerful, equable, temperate, and orderly.” More precisely: So when I came across a chicken nugget dataset on Kaggle, I was fascinated. This person had weighed their individual nuggets…
TikTok and Content Strategy: The Power of Creation
What creates a TikTok star? What’s the relationship between content and fame? What’s the secret?
We all love math. We just don’t know it.
What is truth? Andrew Farah tweeted this the other day, stating “we have infinite access to information and we can’t agree on truth”. Andrew is right. We do have a lot of information. But having information doesn’t mean we know what to do with it. Just because information is readily available, doesn’t mean it’s parsed…
Memes as news: The Importance of Short-form Content
Meme — is an idea, behavior, or style that becomes a fad and spreads by means of imitation from person to person within a culture and often carries symbolic meaning representing a particular phenomenon or theme. Wikipedia This week has been a whirlwind, to say the least. On October 1st, the President announced that he had tested…
The Reminder That We Are All Human
“A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really…”Do the stars gaze back?” Now, that’s a question.” Source: Neil Gaiman I do not have the words for what is currently happening. There is so much uncertainty. It is almost…
Diving into 5G: The Future of Network Connectivity
Verizon has received a lot of attention in the news for being the “first” company to launch 5G services There are headwinds to 5G, including a lack of devices to support the network The 5G business isn’t expected to have much of an impact until 2021 The 5G discussion is complex and convoluted and no…
Microsoft: Reaching for Infinity and Beyond
MSFT is an industry leader in software services, and has been a strong company for many years They are allocating a large amount of resources to their cloud segment The industry as a whole is constantly evolving, but could be prone to a slowdown if the economy contracts Microsoft is one of the most well-known…
The Fourth Estate: The Future of the Media Industry
“If the product is free, you are the product.”: Advertising dollars speak volumes, and data collection on consumers is driving the bottom line The newspaper industry has experienced a contraction in advertising revenues, and have to find other sources of cash Subscription services will become more prevalent over time It is vital to community success…