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New benchmarks for approximate nearest neighbors

UPDATE(2018-06-17): There are is a later blog post with newer benchmarks! One of my super nerdy interests include approximate algorithms for nearest neighbors in high-dimensional spaces. The problem is simple. You have say 1M points in ...

I'm looking for data engineers

I’m interrupting the regular programming for a quick announcement: we’re looking for data engineers at Better. You would be the first one to join and would work a lot directly with me. Some fun things you could work on (these are all ...

Books I consumed in 2017

Turns out having a toddler isn’t super compatible with reading. I used to read ~100 books/year as a teenager, but it has slowly deteriorated to maybe 20-30 books, at most. And I don’t even finish all of them because life is too short! ...

Plotting author statistics for Git repos using Git of Theseus

I spent a few days during the holidays fixing up a bunch of semi-dormant open source projects and I have a couple of blog posts in the pipeline about various updates. First up, I made a number of fixes to Git of Theseus which is a tool (...

Toxic meeting culture

I spent six years at a company that went from 50 people to 1500 and one contributing factor leading to my departure was that I went from a “maker” to a person stuck in meetings every day. It wasn’t that I wanted to do that, but everyon...

Learning from users faster using machine learning

I had an interesting idea a few weeks ago, best explained through an example. Let’s say you’re running an e-commerce site (I kind of do) and you want to optimize the number of purchases. Let’s also say we try to learn as much as we can ...