Words vs Music and Minimal-loss Encoding for Communication

Written By Eric Ihli

Robert Greenberg has some amazing lectures on music from The Great Courses. Even if the subject matter (classical music) doesn't interest you, he's an excellent lecturer and his enthusiasm is infectious. Regardless of topic, he's entertaining. Something from the beginning of Lecture 2 of "How to Listen to and Understand...

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Python Web Scraping Best Practices

Written By Eric Ihli

I've been scraping the web a lot as part of my quest to find the best scratch-off lottery ticket. I want to share some of the practices that I've discovered. I'll do so by posting the code itself in a style of "literate programming". (It's actually just heavily commented code....

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Tmux Config

Written By Eric Ihli

# C-b is "back 1 char" in emacs # Unbind it as the Tmux prefix to not conflict with emacs unbind-key C-b set-option -g prefix C-] # If we change our .tmux.conf and want to reload it quickly bind r source-file ~/.tmux.conf # Use vim movement keys for moving between...

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Analyzing California State Scratchers

Written By Eric Ihli

Let's figure out the expected loss of playing scratchers. California publishes all of the information we need to determine this at their website http://www.calottery.com/play/scratchers-games/top-prizes-remaining From there, for each game, we can see: Price of a ticket Value of each prize Odds of winning each...

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Using Graphviz DOT for UML

Written By Eric Ihli

Graphviz DOT, UML, and VIM Prerequisites Graphviz WM Graphviz Vim Plugin (Optional) Grip Github Markdown Previewer (Optional) Add UML Diagrams to your Github README with Graphviz Install the prereqs. If you would rather use some other editor, you can always compile from the command line with dot -Tpng uml.dot...

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