Yes, coffee happened

Coffee happened. This weekend seems to be devoid of any blocks of extreme writing time. Part of that a consequence of the drive between Colorado and Kansas. Last night I did intend to sit down and write for a little bit, but things ended up taking up my time. That is the one thing that is really hard to control. Really digging in and working on complex things takes time. I’m not in full control of my time anymore. That seems to happen as you get older and have more commitments. Life happens. Just like coffee happens. None of that stops me from engaging in better planning to find blocks of time to invest in the things that require my time to push them forward. One of those things has been really digging into advancing my current talk on machine learning and trying to take some of the later sections to the next level.

Early next year, I will circle back and record audio for each of these weblog posts. I have not figured out a really solid method to record audio on my Google Pixel 4 XL smartphone and post that audio to this weblog. The new Google Recorder app produces audio files in a m4a format that this weblog platform does not ingest and display. I had messed around with trying to figure out how to convert m4a to mp3 via some type of application on my smartphone. It is relatively easy to make the conversion from the Audacity audio software, but that requires using a Chromebook/desktop computer.

The next version of my presentation is going to go deeper into examples and be more practical. A few new slides are under development:

  1. Example ML strategy
  2. Vector aligned ML ROI examples
  3. Example compendium of ML KPIs