Another of my clients is about embark on another round of A/B testing, so I thought I’d post some of my favorite A/B testing resources, summarizing each as a single rule: Why you should always set your sample size (n) in advance:In How Not to Run an A/B Test @evmill makes the case for always fixing yourContinue reading “A/B testing for the statistically inclined”
I’ve been doing a lot of data analysis for a couple clients lately; I’m using R pretty heavily, and thought that I would create this post to keep track of the R resources I use most. This post will be updated frequently over the coming days as I fine-tune my R installation. Things I useContinue reading “Getting Started with R, Regression, and Survival Analysis”
If one listens to the faintest but constant suggestions of his genius, which are certainly true, he sees not to what extremes, or even insanity, it may lead him; and yet that way, as he grows more resolute and faithful, his road lies. The faintest assured objection which one healthy man feels will at lengthContinue reading
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If you’re like me – technical, but by no means a Dev Ops guru – setting up a new linux VPS so that it’s reasonably secure is a bit intimidating. This post is a useful how-to, and has good, well-explained tips on how to configure and run a reasonably secure linux VPS. My First 5Continue reading “My First 5 Minutes On A Server; Or, Essential Security for Linux Servers”
continuations: The most important initial consideration is the nature of innovation for your particular startup. Is your innovation primarily a social/behavioral/market structure one (think Instagram, Tumblr, Etsy) or a technical one (think v1 of Google, Twilio)? If it is the former you should tend to go conservative in your technology choices whereas in the latterContinue reading “Choosing Your Technologies When You Start”
I feel like the only reason you could be asking me that question is because you think I’m stupid or because you’re trying to see if I’m going to lie to you. Andrew Mason, as quoted by Elizabeth Spiers in Andrew Mason’s Last Interview as Groupon CEO
swapped: The last time I sent out an update for one my projects, I did it a bit differently. Instead of mailing all 2000 subscribers on the mailing list at once, I sent the newsletter in 5 batches, one batch a day, from Saturday to Wednesday. This was three weeks ago and today I gotContinue reading “No Emails on Saturdays”