Some hobbies outside of studying & raising children:
I kept track of a lot of things my oldest son said as he learned to talk here. A diary for his younger sister is here. Sometimes they’re relevant to cognitive development (feel free to use–just let us know, because he’ll be proud).
To familiarize myself with Django I built a simple implementation of my family’s system for assigning chores to household members… which is to say, brute-force minimax. How cool is it to know that, by your very own rankings, you are doing 45% of the work, and so is your partner?
Frequently adjusting insulin dosing protocols in insulin-dependent diabetes is critically important, but it’s a time-consuming challenge for patients and clinicians that tends to involve… staring at a chart and thinking hard. I’m trying out a simple approach using a Bayes net to directly implement the causal model that humans are implicitly trying to use for inference.