The Junk Factory

Navi's Personal Blog

Why have I decided to open a blog?


The purpose of starting this blog is to create a space where I can write about topics that interest me related to technology, the world of quantitative methods for decision making, programming, among others.

But why create a blog, if there are so many spaces out there that are more convenient than building one? The truth is, I wanted to have a more independent space and not too comfortable on third parties (nor benefit them), although there are spaces like Twitter (which seems to be in greater decline every day) or Medium, I simply thought that the best thing I could do is to have a personal space, and given that the dream of owning a house seems to be increasingly distant for my generation, well at least I can settle for having a blog, right?


The truth is, I’ve had some inspirations from different blogs out there, and they do very interesting work and opened my desire to have my own space, so I’ll mention them here and I hope that you can research on your own and take the time to read their proposals

And several more…

What to expect from this blog?

Honestly, I don’t have a clear direction yet and at least in the short term, I don’t expect to make money with this, for this reason, I’m not going to track visits to this blog.

But some of the topics I will or wish to publish are related to:

  • Theoretical and applied concepts on statistics, optimization or Machine Learning especially to the world of decision making, as well as related to computer science or software engineering in general.
  • On the use of Julia and Python to face specific problems of the topics mentioned above. I may be adding other languages that interest me, like R, C/C++ or Rust.
  • Analysis of certain data that interest me
  • Open source and technology
  • Opinion and general reflections on social and life issues

I don’t pretend to be an expert voice on any of these topics, but I do hope to learn a lot within this activity of reflecting and writing about these topics.

How can you support me?

I don’t expect much from this blog other than for my own satisfaction. But in case you want to connect and/or talk about these topics, you can use Mastodon channels or simply my email for that purpose (I’m not a big fan of traditional social networks, to be honest)

In the end, I hope we can have fun and let’s connect if we are interested in similar topics


Articles from blogs I follow around the net

The Reasonable Effectiveness of Using Old Phones as Servers

I installed linux on a OnePlus6T. Setup took less than an hour, technical issues included. Why $90 for 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 2.8GHz 8-core CPU Linux on the OnePlus 6T is well documented Low power consumption Tiny footprint No additional cables …

via on March 16, 2024

Plotting data in Julia

And so we come to the third post in my extremely ill-considered foray into learning Julia. In the first part of the series I taught myself some of the foundations for writing Julia code, in the second part I discussed data wrangling in Julia, and so in t…

via Notes from a data witch March 2, 2024

Reproducible data science with Nix, part 10 -- contributing to nixpkgs

I’ve very recently started contributing to the nixpkgs repository of packages, which contains all the packages you can install from the Nix package manager. My contributions are fairly modest: I help fix R packages that need some tweaking to make them succes…

via Blogs on Econometrics and Free Software February 29, 2024

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