I am a software engineer who lives in the Seattle, WA area. This is my personal blog site where I write about random technical topics that interest me. I have an Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and computational statistics from the University of Southern California, an MS in information systems from Hawaii Pacific University, a BA in applied mathematics from California State University at Fullerton, and a BA in experimental psychology from the University of California at Irvine. I am particularly fascinated by mathematical combinatorics, the analysis of gambling systems, machine learning, and algorithms based on the behavior of natural systems. I rarely express any opinions here, but when I do, they’re my personal opinions and not those of any company I work for.