Fixing my touchpad in Ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 today. It was mostly quick and easy, except my Dell XPS13's touchpad stopped working after the upgrade -- the hardware wasn't even being recognized »

Exceptional Exceptions

This week I was introduced to the Elixir programming language. I'm super excited to try it out on a project. It's a scripting language built on erlang. The syntax looks »

Adventures with the ruby garbage collector in NMatrix

NMatrix is a high-performance linear algebra library for ruby, currently entering its first beta version. Think NumPy, but for, you know, a sensible programming language. A few months ago, I »

These are not the p-values you're looking for!

Here's a great piece in Nature on why p-values are not a great idea for science: http://www.nature.com/news/scientific-method-statistical-errors-1.14700. I particularly enjoyed the part on effect »