Analyzing Keto Calculator Demographics

Recently my Keto Calculator has grown huge. So big, that in January 2016 alone I’ve had 222,781 page views. That is a record for my site, and I have no reason to believe that it will slow down anytime soon. In my quest to make all the visitors as happy as possible, I’ve done quite a bit of analysis of my visitors to find out what I need to do with my homepage. Here is some of the data that I have gathered using Google Analytics. [Read More]

Google Analytics Experiments is Buggy

Google Analytics has a very interesting nice feature: it is possible to use it for A/B testing, and in a nice client-side way that just uses javascript. I am using this to improve my keto calculator website. An interesting feature is that google uses a multi-armed bandit implementation, which optimizes the A/B split ratio while optimizing. [Read More]

Beautiful Git Logs

git has a very configurable logging options. I’ve played a while with the configuration, and found an awesome alias that looks just beautiful. It only works as of git 1.8.3 (March 24, 2013) because it uses auto coloring. [Read More]

FreeArc Compression Settings

I have been playing around with compression tools for quite a while, and FreeArc is one of the best of the bunch. It has the best compression / runtime ratio of any compression tool I know. Here are two parameter sets I especially like: [Read More]

Your Brain on a Ketogenic Diet

With all the focus on the weight loss effect of a low carb high fat / ketogenic diet, while appropriate because the weight loss is indeed often dramatic, many other potential benefits are often overlooked. In April 2012 an article “The Ketogenic Diet as a Treatment Paradigm for Diverse Neurological Disorders” was published that nicely summarizes what’s currently know about the effects a ketogenic diet has on multiple neurological problems. Here is a summary of this paper: [Read More]
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Chunky bacon

Since I blog a mixture of health and programmnig, my old tagline May all your work reduce to O(1) just didn’t cut it any more. Fortunately I have a found a perfect replacement: [Read More]

Low Carb High Fat -- Big Video Roundup

So you want to get healthy, lose weight, or both? Then the Low Carb High Fat diet might be for you, but please judge for yourself. This page is merely an attempt to collect the most important and interesting talks/presentations about this general topic. In a nutshell, it seems carbohydrates are bad for your body, and fats are good. If you think this is crazy, I invite you to do some research on your own. Educate yourself, your body will thank you. [Read More]

Relative Risk for Dummies

I read a lot of health related studies, and most contain in their conclusion a statistical description of the result. To be able to draw valid conclusions for oneself it is very important to understand what all the numbers mean. I have recently learned all that, so here is an example together with an explanation: [Read More]