Machine Learning Holiday Project Part III: Using the Model to Predict Games

In this post I’ll cover creating the actual machine learning model to predict bets and how it worked for the fist slate of games. If you haven’t read the background on this project, I’d point you back to my first post in this series where I described the point of the holiday project. Creating the […]

Machine Learning Holiday Project Part II: Loading the Data

If you’ve done any reading on AI/ML you’ve probably heard someone say that the real challenge is collecting and organizing the data. That discussion is usually about finding good data, but I can tell you that it’s also a bit tricky to get data that you have access to organized enough for ML algorithms to […]

Clever Idea: Serverless, Cloud Native CI/CD

If you’ve met me for more than a few minutes you’ve heard me talk about my passion project, Leave the House Out of It (lthoi.com). If you’ve really paid attention to my blog posts you’ve caught that a couple years ago I rearchitected the app to move to an event-based, serverless architecture on AWS. After a year of not doing very much with the project I’ve had the itch to make some upgrades. Before I did, I wanted to upgrade the CI/CD pipeline I use to manage the code.

Book Review: Thank You for Being Late, by Thomas Friedman

The word “optimist” in the subtitle is very well earned here. Friedman’s book explains why/how someone can hope that the same technologies and macro-trends that are leading to hyper-nationalism, extreme divisiveness, and massive pollution might actually be harnessed for good. He tells that story with his typical great story telling and insightful anecdotes. As usual […]

Book Review: Ahead in the Cloud by Stephen Orban

I found a lot of great nuggets in this book, but I’m not sure I’d recommend it to everyone. If you’re trying to sell your boss on a move to AWS, definitely give her this book. If you’re trying to figure out what your IT priorities are, I’d recommend Leading the Transformation or The Pheonix […]