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Hi My Name is John... // RailsTips by John Nunemaker:

Hi My Name is John... // RailsTips by John Nunemaker:

March 21, 2011 Posted by John Tagged analytics , gauges , and statsd Older: Give Yourself Constraints Newer: SSH Tunneling in Ruby Hi My Name is John... …and I am addicted to analytics. It all started when I was a wee lad. I quite enjoyed playing Tecmo NBA Basketball, among other games. One day, while rocking the house with Shawn Kemp and the Seattle Supersonics, I noticed that Tecmo NBA basketball did not seem to be correctly recording rebounds. Obviously, this kind of egregious error was unacceptable. With pad and paper, I began to keep track of rebounds on my own. After each rebound, I would record the stat for the player grabbing it. Yes, I actually paused game play so that I could have correct analytics on rebounds. The Joys of Blogging Anyway, fast forward to 2011 where I now operate as a programmer. I could tell you that I grew out of that phase in my life, but alas...

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