Jan 16, 2015
On a paper about conscientiousness
After hearing about it on TWIS I spent some time reading Other-rated personality and academic performance: Evidence and implications by Poropat. This paper is a meta analysis of various works and (TLDR): indicates that ‘intelligence’ is not as good an indicator of academic performance as is ‘conscientiousness’ (my loose interpretation of this is: ‘willingness to work hard’) and ‘openness’ (my loose interpretation of this is: ‘curiosity and interest in a subject’)....
Jan 7, 2015
My Otis King Calculator
I was given a very cool present this Christmas period by my in laws (Check out Rachel’s fitness blog here and also this pretty incredible photo of Bryn in Antartica here). It’s an old school Otis King calulator which based on wikipedia was made sometime between 1922 and 1972....
Dec 23, 2014
Using Python and Selenium to write functional tests for a Jekyll site
Over the past six months or so I’ve become a huge Jekyll fan. In this post I’ll briefly show how to write functional tests using Selenium for a Jekyll site....
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Dec 10, 2014
A Sneak Preview of Game Theory in Sage (3/3): Normal Form Games
In two previous posts I have discussed two game theoretical concepts that are in/on their way in to Sage:...