Over the last few years, heart rate variability (HRV) has emerged as one of the most potent biomarkers for wellbeing, with a variable heart rate suggesting a greater resilience to physiological and psychological stress. It is theorised by many experts in the field that one of the reasons it is such a powerful measurement is … Continue reading An app to balance the nervous system and improve chronic conditions – resonance frequency breathing/HRV biofeedback training
I've got a lot of respect for John - I discovered him through his YouTube channel a couple of years ago and used to watch his videos regularly. He was a software developer for many years and shared his technical knowledge through his videos, blogs and numerous Pluralsight courses he released. Now he spends most … Continue reading Book review: The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide – John Sonmez
This post talks about the coding challenge, Castle on the Grid, on HackerRank. For those that don't know, HackerRank provides programming puzzles of varying difficulty in a wide range of areas including data structures, algorithms and machine learning. You can solve these problems in (almost) any chosen language, and discuss the problems with other members … Continue reading BFS, Dijkstra’s and a chess board
I recently submitted an assignment for a data science module at uni, which asked us to look at two datasets; one contained information about the wholesale prices of fruit and vegetables in England for the years 2004-2012 (https://data.gov.uk/dataset/agricultral_market_reports) and the other orchard space in England and Wales (https://data.gov.uk/dataset/orchard_fruit_survey). The files were saved as as fruitveg.csv and orchfruit_ap&pr_30may13.csv … Continue reading A simple data exploration (Python/OpenRefine)
I spent the weekend attending Product Forge’s Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge – a hackathon which brought together people from a number of disciplines including data science, software development, business and tourism, with the aim of creating something to improve Edinburgh’s tourism sector through the innovative use of data and technology. This was my first hackathon so … Continue reading Edinburgh Tourism Innovation Challenge
Have you ever though about how improving your typing proficiency could aid your coding? The truth is, even if you consider yourself a pretty good typist, if you've not learnt to type formally you'll have picked up at least a few bad habits and your speed will inevitably bottleneck. I only realised how many bad … Continue reading Should I learn to touch type as a programmer?
At times I am definitely guilty of over-estimating how scientific advancements will radically change our lives, and I keep telling myself that a pill which will bring me deep contentment and quash my insecurities is right around the corner. Or at least a pill that will halt my receding hairline, either would be fine... So … Continue reading Book review: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari