Why yes, yes you can.

It feels good carrying a bunch of money

You may have read a previous post of mine where I elaborate on the concept of “F*** you money.” If you haven’t then check it out here, but in this little diddy I’m going to elaborate a little more on that and explain how one can buy their own income.

So I made a little database that contains all the dividend and price info from the past 20 years for all the companies listed on the S&P 500. Let me tell you, it’s a doozy of a database with over 100,000 rows. …

Analysis of Twenty S&P 500 Companies with the Highest 20 Year Average Dividend Yield.

Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman in “The Gambler”

Howdy dudey everyone! Have you ever seen that movie “The Gambler” with John Goodman and Mark Wahlberg? One of my favorites. I definitely recommend it. Anyway, there’s a scene in the movie where Goodman’s character goes off on a rant about “f*** you money.” I won’t try to paraphrase so here’s the exact dialoque:


You get up two and a half million dollars, any asshole in the world knows what to do: you get a house with a 25 year roof, an indestructible sh**box car, you…

An analysis on dividend paying stocks in the S&P 500

I’m on the job hunt. While I wait to hear back from employers I’ve been killing time applying my data science skills to help me make money in the stock market.


Where did I start?

My friend and I created a database using SQLite to store stock info of companies listed on the S&P 500.

db_url = "sqlite:////content/DIY_Investment_Primer_dev_DB.db"engine = sqlalchemy.create_engine(db_url)connection = engine.connect()

We populated that database with 20 years of data for every company listed on the S&P 500. However, there was some cleaning involved when we first retrieved the data from the API calls. The raw data comes pretty ugly.

Regression modeling for AirBnB pricing

I grow lavender for fun but that’s entirely unrelated to what this article is about


Hello there.

How are you? Do you happen to be looking for an AirBnB to rent in NYC… in 2019, before the pandemic hit?

Written and conducted by a non-savvy person who doesn’t invest in the market

Disclaimer: I’m not invested in the stock market. I don’t have a finance or business degree. I’m not a financial advisor. This is not financial advice and you should do your own research!

Anywho, thanks for bearing with me on that. Apparently, I have to say that.

So, why am I showing you these graphs or even writing about this at all? I guess, mostly because I’m a nerd. I like sharing work. I like showing how any simpleton, such as myself, can do high quality research to get insightful results. Like I mentioned above I didn’t study business or…

Development in the Realm of Social and Legal Issues

People often ask, “what can you do with programming skills other than coding silly videogames and such?” Well, let me elaborate on that question by describing the most recent project to which I lent my brain. The company for whom we worked is a nonprofit called Human Rights First that provides legal support for immigrants seeking asylum. They work across the nation and have roughly 63 full time staff along with several attorneys working pro bono for their immigrant clients. …

Sean Byrne

I’m a data scientist

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