All Blog Posts

Programming tutorials, musings about technology, and the occasional off-topic post.

  1. Improve Page Load Speed in Jekyll with the WebP Image Format

    Do your blog posts suffer from slow load speeds because of all those images you've been using? In this post, we'll look at how you can improve your page load speed in Jekyll using the WebP image format and just a single useful include.

  2. Least Squares Fitting: How to Fit a Curve to Data

    Having mastered the method of least squares, we're now ready to learn how to solve least squares fitting problems, both by hand and with Python.

  3. Mastering the Method of Least Squares

    Learn how the method of least squares works under the hood. Applications of the least squares method include linear and polynomial regression.

  4. Create Heading Links in Jekyll with Includes

    Want to make it easier for users to link to a heading in your blog? Learn how to create heading links in Jekyll using includes.

  5. Outer Wilds: Stop and Smell the Pine Trees

    On the surface, Outer Wilds is a space exploration game. But peel back the layers, and it's a captivating and philosophical story about life and our universe.

  6. Trie Data Structure Implementation in Python

    Learn how to implement a trie in Python, with plenty of visuals and code samples to help you understand how prefix trees work.

  7. Operating System Scheduling Algorithms

    Only one process can run at a time on a single CPU. Operating system scheduling algorithms are what allow these processes to take turns running.

  8. What's the Difference Between Hard Links and Soft Links?

    One sticks around for good, while the other one rots. Here's a detailed look at the differences between hard links and soft links in Unix.

  9. Learn to Code Without Wasting Time & Money

    A discussion of the things that beginner programmers tend to get wrong, as well as concrete suggestions for what they should be doing instead.

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