Quick Analysis is a series where I put together a quick analysis on things that come to mind. Today I was wondering about punch buggies, and why they’re not being sold anymore.

PUNCH BUGGY! Gotcha 😉

A friend and I play punch buggy a lot. Because of COVID, we have altered the rules a bit: text the other person a photo of a punch buggy, and if you send 3 in a day then that equals 1 punch. We (let’s get real, I) see a lot of punch buggy’s in a day, however, they all tend to be older models. I remember hearing somewhere…


I have learned that if I ever get frustrated with technology it isn’t that the technology is “bad”, but it’s a lack of understanding on my part. Some of the smartest minds built this technology, so who am I to say that it’s bad tech? Moving from anger and confusion to learning and understanding will allow you (like it has for me) to use technology to its fullest.

SQL is amazing — if I ever want to optimize an app or some software I always start by looking at the database. SQL is fast and honing that speed is simple…


A quick round-up of my favorite tips & tricks for database administration! If there is a difference in method /query structure between T-SQL, Postgres or MySQL I will make sure to point it out. The assumption is that the version of SQL is current to the date of this posting.

What is OR good for? Absolutely nothing!

By those who have not been blessed by Edwin Starr’s classic “War”, video at the bottom of this page. It has nothing to do with SQL, just a banger.

Anyways, the OR operator. It’s good stuff. Using it in a WHERE clause though for more than like 4 clauses is…


A quick round-up of my favorite tips & tricks for database administration! If there is a difference in method /query structure between T-SQL, Postgres or MySQL I will make sure to point it out. The assumption is that the version of SQL is current to the date of this posting.

Querying for the current date!

There are a lot of scenarios you’ll want to get the server's current time. Say you want to throw some of the latest data you have into your ML model to train it, or you have to get a subset of your latest data to play around with! …


In this quick post I go through how Bayes’ theorem uses conditional probability and statistic to evaluate the probability of an event based on prior knowledge and conditions that might be relevant to that event. Many modern machine learning techniques rely on this formula so I have sprinkled links to other sources through out the post. Highly encourage you to check these links out as they’re great explanations of complex ideas — some are even interactive!

This quick 5 mins read will break down key concepts and show a quick example of how it works in practice!

Probability

Probability is a…


The tl;dr series is meant to be a quick summary of a topic with just enough information to get you from knowing nothing to being able to understand and work with the topic. All topics have a source-code file hosted on github.

**I have since got rid of this series — please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you do have any questions on the topics below. More than happy to help if I can :)

Note: these tl;dr’s used to be called “my notes”, literally. I am a self-taught developer and these are my notes. If…


Maui is a search term that is still only really associated with Hawaii, but if Microsoft can pull off their unification of .NET Maui will soon be associated with computer greatness, speed, and most importantly, a single UI code base 😍.

Yes, a single code base. Not this Xamarin “95%” if you’re Harry Houdini bullSh*t, but a true 100% fully shared code base with built-in resources to access native API for all modern operating systems (Android, iOS, macOS, Windows). …

Philip Pol

Developer (CRM/ERP/Process management software) C#.NET JavaScript & honestly whatever will get the job done!

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