First, you should've already signed up for an Android Developer account and logged into the Google Play Console to get a Google App Signing/Upload key, which is a topic for another blog… Also, every time you update your app, you MUST update your version code or the app upload won't work when you get to … Continue reading Uploading your app to the Google Play Store
When I first learned about APIs, I didn't really understand what they were all about. After working with them a few times, my basic description is that they're a way for websites and apps to share specific parts of their code with the public, based on the specific syntax rules that they've allowed. APIs can … Continue reading APIs: Connecting to Twitter via Postman
For all of the details, you can get a paid Pro subscription plan from Codecademy. Here are the basics: Clustering is the most well-known unsupervised learning technique. It finds structure in unlabeled data by identifying similar groups, or clusters. It's an Unsupervised method of Machine Learning, which means that your data isn't labeled beforehand. You … Continue reading K-Means Clustering (Data Science: Unstructured Machine Learning Example)
If you're new to Google Analytics, then you'll definitely need to know how to use these three tools in order to get the most out of your data: referral exclusions regular expressions (regex) User Explorer Referral Exclusions If you're not using referral exclusions, then your source/medium data can get distorted. For example, say that your … Continue reading The 3 tools that took my Google Analytics data to the next level
I was thinking about the different types of friends again, and thought that I should make this post to help visualize the difference between real friends and everybody else. Among all of these, I consider frenemies to be the worst. Unlike leeches they're at least beneficial sometimes (often strategically), which makes it harder to just … Continue reading Who Benefits?
If you want to get the most out of your online marketing data, there are a few things you'll have to do: set up your website tracking clearly define your website goals test your audience's preferences create high-quality content Tracking First, set up your tracking for your website. My tools of choice are Google Analytics … Continue reading Online Marketing Necessities
The other day I was thinking about one of my favorite songs when I realized that it could be used to group "friends" into four main types: snakes, cats, rats, and dogs. To keep it simple: Snakes are people whose main intention from the beginning was to harm you through deceptive means. They were never … Continue reading Friends & Frenemies
The short version: my diet and exercise data guided me to two fat-burning practices: reaching a caloric deficit (Only consuming ~ 1,400 daily calories instead of the normal 2,000) doing medium to medium-high intensity cardio for at least 1 hour (I burn anywhere from 250-550 calories on a bike. This means that my daily net … Continue reading How Data Helped me Lose a Pound a Day
First of all, I'm not a math teacher anymore. I'm a tutor. But why do I still continue to "teach" math, years after leaving education? As an engineer, one thing I realize is that math is the foundation and core of applied science. Math is exact. No math, no answers. Kiss those problem sets goodbye. … Continue reading Why do I Teach Math?