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Travelling murderer problem: planning a Morrowind all-faction speedrun with simulated annealing, part 3
@mildbyte 3 months, 2 weeks ago | programming | games | morrowind | python |
Introduction Last time, I showed a way to generate a decent route through the quest graph as well as came up with a rough character progression that can be used to quickly complete all faction questlines in Morrowind. Today, I'll ...
Travelling murderer problem: planning a Morrowind all-faction speedrun with simulated annealing, part 2
@mildbyte 3 months, 3 weeks ago | programming | games | morrowind | python |
Introduction Previously, we left off by converting the problem of finding a route that completes all faction questlines in Morrowind into the general case of the travelling salesman problem with dependency constraints. Today, we'll come up with a way to ...
Travelling murderer problem: planning a Morrowind all-faction speedrun with simulated annealing, part 1
@mildbyte 3 months, 4 weeks ago | programming | games | morrowind | python |
Well, not even last night's storm could wake you. I heard them say we've reached Morrowind, I'm sure they'll let us go and do a speedrun. Jiub Introduction There's the famous speedrun of Morrowind's main quest that involves basically travelling ...
An e-mail template for entrepreneurs investigating an industry
@mildbyte 4 months ago | thoughts | tech | entrepreneurship |
This is a quick template for a cold e-mail that can be used for initial reconnaissance and information gathering for a software engineer/entrepreneur that would like to break into a new industry and doesn't know where to start. Feel free ...
You're probably not going to get rich in the stock market
@mildbyte 4 months, 1 week ago | python | thoughts | tech | finance |
source: XKCD Abstract: I examine inflation-adjusted historical returns of the S&P 500 since the 1870s with and without dividends and backtest a couple of famous investment strategies for retirement. I also deploy some personal/philosophical arguments against the whole live-frugally-and-then-live-frugally-off-of-investments idea. ...
"Starving children", or the fallacy of relative privation
@mildbyte 4 months, 2 weeks ago | work | thoughts | philosophy | stoicism |
Introduction All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone. —Blaise Pascal All too often, in online and offline discourse, when I (or I see someone else) voice a concern about some phenomenon, the ...
I've never felt less in control of my own hardware
@mildbyte 5 months, 4 weeks ago | thoughts | tech | 1 comment
Introduction Once upon a time I bought a car. I drove it straight out of the dealership and parked it on my driveway. This is a thought experiment, as youth in the UK can't afford neither a car nor a ...
Against the synchronous society
@mildbyte 7 months, 1 week ago | work | thoughts |
PhD comics Introduction Imagine if we could turn this: into this: The first picture is a graph of how many people enter the London Underground network every minute on a weekday. The second graph is for the weekend, except slightly ...
project Betfair, part 8
@mildbyte 7 months, 2 weeks ago | programming | python | betfair | scala |
Introduction Previously on project Betfair, we gave up on market making and decided to move on to a simpler Betfair systematic trading idea that seemed to work. Today on project Betfair, we'll trade it live and find out it doesn't ...
12 months, 24 albums
@mildbyte 7 months, 3 weeks ago | music |
Introduction This was a weird year. In the world, we experienced the first year of a Trump presidency and Britain's first attempts at trying to leave the European Union. On my side, I left my first job in the first ...
MTA, SPF, DKIM, PTR, WTF: a quick checklist on how to send e-mail from your domain
@mildbyte 7 months, 3 weeks ago | programming | kimonote | email |
Introduction While I'm writer's-blocked on continuing with project Betfair (well, more like blocked on not being able to reproduce my old research results in order to fit the narrative I thought I had), here's a quick story from the development ...
project Betfair, part 7
@mildbyte 7 months, 4 weeks ago | programming | python | betfair | scala |
Introduction Previously on project Betfair, we ran the production market-making CAFBot in Scala, got it working, made some money, lost some money and came back with some new ideas. Today, we'll test those ideas, look at something that's much more ...
project Betfair, part 6
@mildbyte 8 months ago | programming | betfair | scala |
Introduction Previously on project Betfair, we spent some time tuning our market making bot and trying to make it make money in simulation. Today, we'll use coding and algorithms to make (and lose) us some money in real life. Meet ...
project Betfair, part 5
@mildbyte 8 months ago | programming | python | betfair |
Introduction Previously on project Betfair, we started fixing our market-making bot so that it wouldn't accumulate as much inventory. Today, we'll try to battle the other foe of a market maker: adverse selection. Order book imbalance Consider the microprice from ...
project Betfair, part 4
@mildbyte 8 months, 1 week ago | programming | python | betfair |
Introduction Previously on project Betfair, we implemented a simple market making strategy and backtested it against some horse races, with disastrous results. Today, things get better. Greyhounds Though most of this has been done on horse racing markets, I was ...
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