Finding the relevance cutoff: when to stop showing search results

In this article: we assume users review every search result. So we need to find that sweet spot when we get to look reaaalllly fricken smart and declare, with confidence, "we have nothing else that matches your query".

Compute Mean Reciprocal Rank (MRR) using Pandas

Using Pandas to compute Mean Reciprical Rank using the MSMarco Dataset

What Is a Judgment List?

Judgment lists prevent search whack-a-mole. They provide a safety net for search, allowing you to innovate quickly on relevance with a high degree of confidence.

Hack your Career With Consulting

High end technical consulting is a fantastic thing for you to do mid career. It helps you build a personal brand, deepen soft skills, and focus on challenging technical problems. Why and why not you might want to take this step.

Political Twitter is The Opposite of Activism

Twitter gives you an illusion of influence over political events. In reality, it meaninglessly fiddles our energy away. Doing our duty requires real work in the real world.

Avoiding Grubhub: Ethical Online Delivery Options in Charlottesville

What I know so far on getting cheaper delivery in Charlottesville that avoids Grubhub's shenanigans and supports local restaurants

Kill Your Twitter Addiction With This One Weird Trick

Add friction to your twitter login to keep yourself sane.

Write for yourself, not the audience

Write to grow closer to the truth. Not because you have all the answers, not to get page views or win internet points. Instead write to broach a point of view and test it against your audience's norms and points of view.