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I was inspired by a blog post of an old schoolmate from undergrad days, Ramon Huidoboro, who wrote about his experience pre-recording his conference talks. So I thought I'd write on the same topic.

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Today I learned about a new package for Python testing called Ward. It looks pretty neat!

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Today I learned how to guarantee correct rendering of LaTeX equations with MathJax when placed inside Markdown documents.

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Over close to a year of using Grammarly has told me that it's been a well-worthwhile purchase. I detail a bit on why.

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Did you forget to set an environment variable before launching Jupyter? Today, I learned how you can rescue that situation easily.

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Today I learned that it's possible to create a Desktop app that uses Flask (and hence HTML/CSS/JS) to render the front-end. Read on to see what packages are involved.

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Canada exports education

written by Eric J. Ma on 2021-05-06 | tags: til

Today I learned that Canada exports education.

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Today I learned about the definition of the term "probability simplex". Here's what it is.

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Nudge for your flu shot

written by Eric J. Ma on 2021-05-03 | tags: reflections til

Nudges are fascinating, useful, and in some cases, potentially life-saving. I recently read a paper that talked about life-saving nudges and reflected on what made these nudges effective.

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I learned a new thing: how to enable Netlify site preview URLs to be commented back on a PR thread! A story about how the collective intellect of the world is such a wonderful resource to query.

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