Sentiment Analysis Over My Personal Email Corpus

Recently I've become interested in doing some sentiment analisys on my personal email corpus. Email is one of the often overlooked goldmines of user data. Previous work at SendGrid and Return Path have given me some insight into this. I was also discussing the value of this with a coworker, further increasing my interest. So far I've tried a few approaches, which I've outlined here.

The Builder's High, v2

This post is inspired by The Builder's High (as in these were my notes on it before I decided to turn them into a short article). While reading through Michael’s piece, I felt he was touching on something, but didn't hit it home quite the way I would, though I throughly enjoyed the read. So, I'll get high, and elaborate on my thoughts.


Headline was originally a small side project I had done a long time ago. It was just one of the many small processes I have off running in the cloud somewhere, before a few friends convinced me it'd be great to put this out there.

The Bay Area, First Impressions

As I walk down the crackled sidewalk, the child in me still tries to avoid stepping on the lines. I breath in the half fresh, half polluted air. I walk by a homeless man begging, and toss him one of the clif bars in my backpack. Once I reach my destination, a coffee shop, I walk in to find countless people in converse shoes and hipster glasses. There's a large tub in the middle, filled with coffee beans. The beans are being slowly stirred around under heat, releasing the most wonderful aroma. I make my order, sit by the window, and wait.

Software Engineering Interviews

A little while ago I was graduating college, and looking for a job. During that time, I spent a lot of my days gathering knowledge that could help me during technical interviews. I wanted to be able to pull off the perfect one, and come off as professional, knowledgeable, and above all, kickass.