Eat It, Blog It: Week 9 Update

It's been a little over two months since I started logging my food intake and activity. It's been an interesting behavioral experiment. I definitely have noticed that I am more aware of how much am I eating.

For example, if I have a particularly gluttonous day, I will significantly reduce my calorie intake for the next day or two. Or when I look back on the week and notice that I haven't been consuming as many greens or vegetables as I might like, I try to self-correct.

Eat It, Blog It

It's been an incredibly long time since I've used my blog for anything. I've decided to embark on a little experiment and will do so with the aid of the blog. I'm a big believer in documenting things and the power of shame. I'm trying to combine the two to hopefully create some awareness that will help me lose some weight and perhaps live a little healthier lifestyle, i.e. shame me into being a little less tubby.

Getting Started with Interactive Brokers

I recently started a project to build an automated trading platform for managing my personal investments. If you're like me and have said to yourself, "Hey, I like math, programming, and gambling", then you've probably thought about doing something similar at some point in time. After listening to a talk about building an at-home trading platform from a former developer and data scientist at a local quantitative trading firm (RGM), I was inspired to try my hand at building my own trading platform.

Hello World

This is my first blog post. I know, 1995 called and they wanted to say welcome to the party. I just thought it was about time I started a blog so that I could tell all my friends "didn't you read my blog post about that?!"

I'm a signal processing and software engineer in Austin, Texas. After finishing grad school at UT Austin last year, I started working in the Algorithms & Modeling group in the R&D division at Ticom Geomatics, Inc. In grad school, I worked on software-defined radio (SDR) systems, wireless network simulation, and a variety of wireless communications problems. In a nutshell, I enjoy using math and software to solve interesting problems. For the past year, I've been developing SDR systems to process and geolocate cellular signals.

I'll be using this blog to document my ongoing projects, talk about interesting technologies, and comment on the-latest-and-greatest in my neck of the woods.