June 25, 2024

Insights from “Why We Sleep” by Dr. Matthew Walker

Working in tech and now building my own startup, I often find myself working late into the night, chasing deadlines, and navigating the challenges of an ever-evolving industry. This lifestyle has led to my struggle with insomnia and other sleep disorders. Realizing that my performance and well-being could benefit from better sleep, I turned to the book "Why We Sleep" by neuroscientist Dr. Matthew Walker on a coach's recommendation. Here are some distilled and straightforward valuable tips I've gathered from the book to help achieve healthier sleep.

June 10, 2024

Fix SHAP Multiclass Summary Plot – Downgrade to v0.44.1 from 0.45.0

Here’s a helpful tip for anyone using #SHAP (SHapley Additive exPlanations): If you’re trying to use shap.summary_plot(shap_values, X_train_tfidf_dense, plot_type="bar") for a multiclass summary, and it keeps showing a dotted interaction plot regardless of the plot type you pass; it’s likely a bug in v0.45.0. Downgrading to v0.44.1 fixed it for me. Hope this saves someone […]

June 1, 2024

I Got Rejected by Y Combinator This Week ‘S24 😅

I recently applied to Y Combinator with an idea for a smart access control system designed for the hospitality sector, especially holiday homes. Like many ambitious startups, I faced my first rejection. While it's never easy to hear "no," I'm taking this as a valuable learning experience and a stepping stone toward future success.