Cleaning up the blog a little bit at a time

Things did not start off very quickly today. Perhaps that is an understatement. Things started off painfully slow today. I’m not entirely sure why that happened. The dogs were a little restless last night. My sleep routine is pretty good, but disruptions do seem to create havoc on my day. One of the interesting features of the Oura ring I acquired the other day is that it tracks my sleep patterns pretty closely. I’m enjoying the ring so far and consider it to be a solid purchase. We will see if that type of recommendation holds up after a year. 

Even writing that last paragraph took a lot longer than it should have to type out those words. Maybe it is time for my efforts at stream of consciousness related prose to give way and consider something more directly. Over the last few days I have been cleaning up the blog a little bit at a time. It’s requiring a bit more effort than I expected, but so far it seems to be worth doing. One of the big things that I need to do is work to remove the “Upcoming Research” page and combine that content into the “Research Trajectory” page. The pages on a blog are stand-alone static content repositories and are not a part of categories or archives in the same way a regular post would be. They are not date driven items they more or less stand on their own instead of being part of a collection. That being said, I don’t need both an upcoming work page and a trajectory page. It’s really the same thing said in two different ways. 

I went ahead and moved the page to the trash section of the blog. It’s no longer publicly visible and will be deleted shortly. It contained the following:

Upcoming Research

This is just a list of upcoming research paper topics that I have started to sketch out. 

  1. Open source MLOps paper (from talks)
  2. eGov 50 revisited paper
  3. Local government technology budget study
  4. The fall of public space paper (could be a book)
  5. A paper on the quadrants of doing
  6. A brief look at my perspective on interns
  7. Some time of perspective on the audience size of ML and why…
  8. ML model stacking
  9. Something on reverse federation
  10. A hyperbolic look at the conjoined triangles of ML
  11. A literature review of modern polling methodology
  12. A literature study of mail vs. non-mail polling methodology in practice and study
  13. ML mesh
  14. A paper on political debt as a concept vs. technical debt

It looks like all of those topics have been moved into the research trajectory list. Strangely enough the last 5 year writing plan that was loaded up was from March 3, 2022. I know that the content got reworked during week 104 of The Lindahl Letter and I’m going to load the more recent version. Ok, that update had been completed. It looks like my top 5 research interests need to be updated, but outside of that the page is now better updated.