personal development and self awareness

This Machine Learning Algorithm is Meta

by koku_jin
Suppose you ran a website releasing many articles per day about various topics, all following a general theme. And suppose that your website allowed for a comments section for discussion on those topics. Unless you are brand new to the Internet, you’ll also imagine that the comments section needs at least a little bit of moderation to filter out spam, off topic, or even toxic comments. If you don’t want to employ any people for this task, you could try this machine learning algorithm instead. [Ladvien] goes through a general overview of how to set up a convolutional neural network […]

Crypto’s Favorite Playboy Is Getting His Own Reality Series

by koku_jin
Jeremy Gardner is no stranger to the limelight. The 27-year-old cryptocurrency millionaire has often basked in the attention of mainstream and crypto-specific media alike. This is, in no small part, a consequence of a personality that blends music festival bohemianism (think healing crystals and Rastafarian appropriation) with Silicon Valley VC opulence. The end result is a cocktail of traits that, to outside critics, emblemizes the absurdity of the overnight riches crypto has bestowed on its earliest acolytes. Yes, Gardner is no stranger to paparazzi and journalists bent on presenting the crypto industry as a cesspit of decadence. Which is good […]

The Secret of Raising a Self-Disciplined Child

by koku_jin
“Together with intelligence, self-control turns out to be the best predictor of a successful and satisfying life.” – Steven Pinker “You frequently mention “setting limits” and I am wondering if you can elaborate. I feel like I am not good at setting limits and my children probably feel like I am unpredictable with what I allow and what sets me off.” — Aurora What does Aurora’s question about setting limits have to do with cognitive scientist Steven Pinker’s opinion on self-control? Our children learn self-control from the limits we set. But — and this is critical — only if we […]

Top 15 Strength Training Youtube Channels To Follow in 2019

by koku_jin
Top 15 Strength Training Youtube Channels Strength Training Youtube Channels List. The Best Strength Training Youtube Channels in our index using search and social metrics. Subscribe to these youtubers because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their audience with frequent updates and high-quality videos. These Youtube Channels are ranked based on following criteria Total youtube channels subscribers, video views, and video uploads Quality and consistency of videos Youtube search ranking Feedspot editorial team’ objective and subjective review Submit Your Channel SUBMIT CHANNEL Contents [show]  1 Strength Training Youtube Channels 1.1 Elliott Hulse’s Strength Camp 1.2 Alan Thrall 1.3 […]

‘Peaky Blinders’ season 5 episode 3 review – Tommy finds a new enemy: fascism

by koku_jin
Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby) in ‘Peaky Blinders’ | Series Five (BBC One) So far in Peaky Blinders, the Shelbys’ wars with rivals have been motivated by avarice or revenge, but it seems Tommy (Cillian Murphy) has found a loftier goal in season 5: suppressing the scourge of fascism. This isn’t to say that avarice and revenge don’t play a part too – new villain Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) having ties with the belligerent Billy Boys in Scotland – but there are other ways Tommy could get to the gang, so we have to assume that in facing the fascist leader […]

Burnout

by koku_jin
Burnout SUCKS. It hit me pretty hard last year, and I thought some readers might appreciate hearing how it affected me, and how I eventually got out of my rut and back to normal. As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment. Around the middle of last year, right after tying up a couple of big projects I noticed I was in a rut. I didn’t have my normal motivation or energy levels, and getting stuff done was a real challenge. Living in Argentina, it was winter time, which meant shorter days and less sunlight. For the […]

Mark, My Words: rock ‘n’ roll isn’t the devil’s music – this is

by koku_jin
The Satanic church of Hail, Satan gave NME its list of best devil songs; columnist Mark Beaumont believes Belzebub has a far tighter grip I’ve dined with the devil, sure, more times than I care to mention. His after-dinner mints come with a kick, believe me. I’ve drunk with the devil too, stared Him down over a can of wine (His round). I’ve zorbed with the devil, backpacked round Belgium with the devil and there was that time that me and the devil showered together at university, but we don’t talk about that. What I’m saying is, we hang out […]

How to Set the Perfect Goal

by koku_jin
Last post we discussed the criteria that for goals that cause you to change your behavior enough to attain them.  I promised that in this post I would share what makes a goal “perfect” – one that you want to achieve, you can achieve, and it transforms your life for the better.  You might have heard about my Author Apprentice platform.  It’s a one-year mentoring where I’m coaching the participants on writing an extraordinary book.  The first module involves creating the concept and the Table of Contents (TOC).  That tells us what the book is going to be about and […]

From Educator to Engineer: How the I/Own It Scholarship Launched my Career in Tech

by koku_jin
Just over a year ago, I closed the door to my classroom for the last time as I wrapped up my sixth and final year as a teacher at an alternative high school in Philadelphia. I was about to take a leap from education to tech, from teacher to software engineer. It would be a big jump. It would be a lot of work. As I closed that door, I didn’t know that I’d be starting as a Software Engineer at Optimizely just one year later because I’d win a scholarship that would catapult me into the technology industry in […]

Build-Outs Of Summer: Littlefoot Coffee Roasters In Grandville, MI

by koku_jin
It’s not everyday that a coffee brand up and moves their entire operation 200 miles into another state, on the other side of Lake Michigan no less. But that’s exactly what Littlefoot Coffee Roasters did. Now of Grandville, Michigan, owners Rosie Quasarano and Alex Burbo started Littlefoot in Chicago, renting roasting time at Metric Coffee, where Burbo was then employed. But after a few years, their plans to move back to their home state finally came to fruition. We previously spoke with Burbo about Littlefoot as part of our nano-roaster feature series Going Somewhere Solo, where he discussed the brand’s […]