Consuming Twitter API With Tweepy

26 May, 2020 - 2 minutes
Background Twitter is a veritable source of social media data. It is unhindered by the same privacy concerns as Facebook because of its cavalier attitude towards social networking and less intrusive data collection. Twitter has become quite popular amongst journalists since its inception, as well as politicians and other figures with political power. I am interested in the interactions journalists have on Twitter. There are two classes of users, blue checkmarks and non checkmarked.

Getting Started with Algorithmic Trading

25 May, 2020 - 1 minutes
Background In Summer 2019 I took a course on machine learning for trading. In the course, I learned that the general approach to algorithmic trading involves selecting some technical indicators and feeding them into machine learning models. A triggering signal is defined for buying or selling a stock. There are a few brokerages that provide APIs to their customers. I am using Alpaca, which provides API wrappers in Python, as well as Go, C#, and Javascript.

DIY Surveillance

5 May, 2020 - 1 minutes
Background I have a home surveillance kit I bought from Costco. It’s made by FLIR, who have a major market share in surveillance and optics in the US. The surveillance kit features software for viewing cameras, but its not very good.