2022 Update

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 3 years since my last published blog post (1). The world looks very different now, but I was fortunate to be at a few high growth companies fueled by stay-at-home environments: Daily Harvest and Peloton. Since last week, I have a rare chance to take a break from nonstop cycling and reset; to look back at the challenges I tackled and look ahead to see what I want to do next…

Are people “cheating” on crossword puzzles?

I’ve been solving crossword puzzles for more than 15 years now. While I don’t cheat by Googling the clues, I do allow myself to research esoteric clues on Wikipedia to learn about them. However, I can’t help but notice the growing number of websites dedicated to just crossword puzzle answers. How many people are actually searching the web for these answers? Who’s “cheating”? Can we quantify this?

2018 Update: Marketing Analytics at Casper

Every so often in the NYC tech scene, I’ll meet someone who had read my blog and was curious to see what I’ve been to recently. I’ve been doing a lot of data work, but haven’t had a chance to keep my blog up to date. So here’s a quick update!

Mapping Legal Permanent Residents with DataKind and ILRC

I recently volunteered with DataKind and had the chance to lead a team of fellow volunteer data scientists on a six-month long pro-bono project for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s (ILRC) New Americans Campaign to analyze and visualize the demographics and geography of lawful permanent residents eligible for naturalization

Redirecting github.io Page to My Own Web Host With CNAME

GitHub Pages is very easy to setup to host a webpage, but I happen to already have my own domain name and webhost that I want to keep using. I don’t want to manage 2 different sites right now. Here’s what I did to redirect traffic going to my Github.io page [ozzieliu.github.io] to my primary site [ozzieliu.com]?