Towards the end of 2018, Newtonmas, and on commenting standards that have excelled

I have published 1,036 posts at my blog, and the very first was published on 29th November 2012. It concerned dangers of indiscriminately using clustering algorithms, such as K-means. For example, K-means cannot successfully recognize many clusters which are not convex.

In case there’s any doubt and also, I am hardly retired: I am fully employed as a data scientist, statistician, and quantitative engineer. I intend to be for several more years, at least. There are lots of pretty problems out there in the Internet space, and people can check out some of my more recent adventures.

Also, WordPress reports that for the 1,036 posts, I have received 602 comments which met the commenting standards I have clearly specified. That’s about 5 comments for every 8 posts, but, of course, they are bursty. I have no idea what sets some posts up for comments and not others.

With a few exceptions, which I treasure, most comments have come in on policy posts not technical posts.

Although he doesn’t know it, my mentor and introduction to the world of technical blogging is the great P Z Myers with his blog, Pharyngula. The way he dealt with creationists and the rabidly religious was and is wonderful. BTW, I am an atheist and physical materialist, too. I celebrate Newtonmas.

By After Godfrey Kneller, Public Domain, Link

Oh, and by the way, the above is an expanded but polite rebuttal to a malicious slanderous scree made elsewhere in a comment about me. I do not know what hair got up that model train track lovin’ guy’s ass, but he’s no longer welcome to comment here. I don’t know what he’s about. I’m going to dismiss him as a denier-in-sheep’s-clothing whose purpose it is to tie up people who want climate action who have better things to do.

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