Steven's Random Scribes

Steven's Random Scribes

Prosecutors Fallacy

Sun, Mar 5, 2017

What is Prosecutors Fallacy? In its simplest form is faulty reasoning, usually statistical, used by prosecutors. If you understand the words prosecutor and fallacy the term is simple to understand. The fallacy derives from the court system when one side (there’s also the concept of defence attorney’s fallacy) makes an argument that over simplifies a statistical inference and incorrectly states the odds of guilt (or innocence). Examples Conditional Probability Let’s assume that the owner of a convenience store wins the lottery from a ticket that came from her store. Read full post ➔

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Elasticsearch - The Definitive Guide - A book review!

Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Elasticsearch - The Definitive Guide is one of the best documentation textbooks that I have ever read. I finished the book during my last family holiday. I took advantage of sitting in airports, airplane rides, and nap times to slowly work away at the book. I won’t go into any sort of explanation of what ES is, the Elasticsearch homepage and Wiki article can do a much better job of explaining what it is useful for than I. Read full post ➔

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What Do I Do if Someone Disagrees With my Methodology?

Sat, Jan 21, 2017

At work I’m rarely confronted about my methodology while performing an analysis. Sure there are some clarifying questions, sometimes some suggestions on something else to try. I’m never told that my methodology is wrong… until this week. It caught me off guard. We agreed to disagree rather quickly as we were both busy. It did made me think. What should I do when someone disagrees with my methodology? Are you both asking the same question? Read full post ➔

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Hugo Blog Tutorial

Sat, Dec 31, 2016

So I’ve started this new blog. Something a little easier to update than my old blog. I’m using a number of great technologies, Git (of course), Hugo, and Google’s Appengine. This post is all about my experience with Hugo.

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Blog Restart

Fri, Dec 30, 2016

I’m restarting my blog! It’s been a long time since I’ve last written a post. I was full of excuse. Life has been busy, I have a 18 month old son. Work has been busy, isn’t for everyone? My old blogging platform, custom built Django setup, was horrible to write in. I could have made it all work if I made it a priority but I didn’t.

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About the Blog & the Writer

Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Hey! I’m Steven. That’s me over there with my beautiful wife and young son. I started this blog to start sharing my experiences. I am a big believer in reflecting on thoughts & ideas. This blog is a way to force myself to do so. Hopefully along the way I inspire thought in a few others and the world get’s a just a microfraction of a percent (?) better. A little bit about myself. Read full post ➔

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