Are people “cheating” on crossword puzzles? Part 1

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]?

Scraping 3rd-Party Ticket Prices Using Stubhub's API

I have a colleague working in entertainment that needed to gather ticket prices on 3rd party sales to get a reading on the popularity and pricing of events. Currently, the colleague’s company pays a large sum to a contractor to scrape this data daily. We wanted to see if this was possible and easy to do using the StubHub API.