I Type Faster Than You

The average person types around 40 words per minute (WPM).  I type about 130-140 WPM (proof).  Sometimes, and this might sound weird, I feel in the zone and can type significantly faster – closer to 160 WPM.  I attribute this to my piano background and a childhood playing video games. …

Don’t Look at My Baby

My daughter, Riley, was born about a month ago.  Months before that, our families were already asking for pictures – of the ultrasounds.  (An AVG Technologies study found that 1 in 4 unborn babies has a digital footprint.)  Now that we’re in the heart of babydom, the photo requests are …

Side Projects

My track record for posting here has been pretty poor the past 2 years.  It’s tough to find time to write something interesting, let alone think up something interesting to write.  I want to try and write more, as, dammit, I have interesting stuff to say!  Or if nothing else, …

Analysis of Technical Analysis

I’ve put together a small framework for testing out technical-based trading strategies.  You can create indicators, generate trading signals, calculate P&L, and chart the results.  I know there are a bunch of mature packages out there that do this, but it’s a fun thought experiment.  The code is public in …

Ayn Rand & Tech Entrepreneurs

“Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.” I think Ayn Rand would be happy with the entrepreneurial attitude pervading the NYC tech startup scene. Admittedly, I’m only on the periphery of the startup culture; however, in taking a number of Entrepreneurship classes at Stern, I’ve heard my fair …

Saintly Music

I’ve spent some time lately converting my old audio and video tapes to digital formats – things like family videos, concerts, etc… One of the tapes I found contains a live performance of my first legitimate musical composition, a piece I wrote for AP Music, senior year of high school. …