Udacity courses are cool but did you ever try not being stressed and loving the living devil out of learning for work? Last week I made a dapper presentation about some key insights into (a secret) current situation of the factory to my Boss who has no eye in the field of analytics but a lot of experience in planning how to run a factory. I would have paid good coin to see the look on his face which told me “I’m one hundred percent listening, this curve makes so much sense and this presentation is not at all boring”. Turns out, there is a lot more to the field of analytics than just being really good at math and understanding data. …
If you hit alt, you will get all the keyboard shortcuts. Navigate only with the keyboard.
Use it to write complex long formulas to retain it while you drift away for a while.
Go into editing cell text mode by pressing F2.
Use this until your F4 disintegrates. Thick lines, color cell, change text color, you name it, F4 it.
Type your formulas in the small case. They will auto-capitalize if you write them correctly. Your fingers are free-er to do the right thing then.
VLOOKUP, LEFT, RIGHT, TRIM.
Remember, You MUST sort first for…
Do you want to know EVERYTHING? But you don't know where to start? The best way to kick start your adventure is to pick up a book in a genre that is extremely foreign to you. As a Data Engineer, medicine was a genre that always intrigued me. Who doesn't want to know more about the mess and mystery of the human body? Regardless of what your day-job is, these four books are a brilliant start to exploring the world of the human body and some soul searching. …
I am a python programmer who started to work with PySpark a couple of months ago and realized that it is quite a “big” deal. I really had to work at collecting and understanding some basic terms in order to write my first program in spark. Ergo, I decided to compile this guide for my peers.
This is a condensed article for starting with PySpark if you are making the jump from Python. It is aimed at answering beginners' questions and cleaning out some jargon.
Spark is a software application that enables you to handle big data by allowing you to access computational resources from multiple computers. …
“If the world could write itself, it would write like Tolstoy". How true! The past few weeks, I read Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. I am otherwise not a fan of fiction and prefer books of nonfiction. but this book really hits the spot for anyone looking for realism in literature or wants to learn a thing or two. No wonder it has been hailed as “the greatest novel ever written” by many critics and Tolstoy himself considers this his first true Novel.
It is hard to not think about the ‘making of’ of such a book as this. As I read it, it felt like I was watching a painting being made. Tolstoy has a way of laying an outline, filling in the details, and creating an atmosphere with adjectives, as if creating emotions with strokes in a painting. …
I was a good student at school. I don't have a “break” in my career to date. I always had decent work and a well-paying job. When I was in school, I thought graduating with good grades will make me happy. After that, I thought a good college will make me happy, and then a good job was a carrot I dangled for myself to keep going. Another country, Another degree, another job, another carrot.
I “passed” all my life tests. I have the best job among my peers. Was everything great? Why wasn't I feeling great? I was good at my job, I was in the best shape of my life. …
What hope would look like,
Orange, Green, Yellow and Peace
While falling it smiles
Thanks, Rochelle Silva for the prompt!
Here are her beautiful 3 lines:
and from Lucy The Eggcademic (she/her) herself:
“I don't matter”, “I don’t matter”, “I don’t matter”. I ran around the word repeating this to myself in wake and sleep. It wouldn’t leave me, like a fly buzzing, refusing to be swapped. I couldn’t hear it sometimes, but it was there. Like a sound in dog frequency. When it was loud enough, it was unbearable. My ears hurt. My existence hurt. I was screaming in my head “Make it stop! Turn it off!”, looking for a switch seemingly nowhere. Every time I was around people, smiles, laughter, love, the volume went up and so did my heart rate. Sometimes it got so loud, that I stayed still. …
Am I fat? thin? behave feminine? have long hair? too slow? fast? generous? loving?
These are all questions I bother myself about very often. After a moment of reflection, I realized the glaring redundancy in these questions. I never “behaved like a girl”, “like a thin person” or a “smart person”. I couldn’t! it is technically impossible because I AM my frame of reference for the rest of the world. Whereas I am my coordinate system, everyone else are points on it. I am a person, who abides by what makes me fit in the most.
Take for example, claims to my femininity. I don't “behave” feminine or masculine. I behave in a certain way. I then see in the society that people with similar genitals to mine behave in a certain way. I imply the same behavior to myself to “fit-in”, and begin with the only common ground of identity there is at birth, which is genitals. The next time I have on a push-up bra or a baby-voice, a “man” smiles at me and pays for my drink. This makes me feel “rewarded” for being what is socially called “feminine”, because of which I go out into the world armed with more borrowed features which are “feminine”. What varies from person to person is the reward function. Sometimes it is the pat on the back from the family, which might make “conservative” stereotypes my reward function because I feel the safest being accepted by the family. Other times, it is the society that I turn to for my reward. Since either my family isn't as rewarding or the family rewards being accepted by society. …