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Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

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Given that there are almost 13 million views of Steve Jobs’ commencement address, I am certain that I missed this video when it went viral. I am glad that I did not see it until now because I may not have appreciated his words of wisdom. And although there are numerous quotes that I could list, I think my favorites are closely related to a few words of wisdom that my grandmother told me when I was younger.

Don’t settle.

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

You’ve got to find what you love, and that is as true for work as is for your lovers. Your work is gonna fill a large part of your life, and the only way to truly be satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

It’s good to be reminded of things like this once in a while.

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December 4th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Initial Post

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This blog serves as a platform to post my current endeavors, most of which will be related to my profession — statistics.  My goal is to increase my experience analyzing data and to improve my knowledge and familiarity about methods that I did not learn in school.  Some methods might have been glossed over in class for sake of time, or I simply was preoccupied.

I do not expect the analyses to be perfect. In fact I am not looking for perfection; I will not sacrifice quality for quantity of analyses necessarily, but I prefer not to waste time on minutiae.  If you see that I have made an error or are willing to suggest an improvement in my analysis or code, please let me know.  I appreciate feedback and constructive criticism, especially because I am new to some of these methods.

At one point, I had two websites: and Although I had plans for both, I quickly realized that I should consolidate into one. So, I have moved things here. Currently I am migrating a couple of posts from my previous blog.

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December 26th, 2010 at 4:42 am

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