Learning Dune Analytics

Dune Analytics is a tool to analyze blockchain data. They gather data from various blockchain sources, combine them into user-friendly SQL databases, and then allow users to freely query these databases. They also let you create visualizations from your queries, and then you can combine several of these visualizations into a single cohesive dashboard. The best part? All of these services are completely free for anyone to use. This is an amazing public service for those looking to learn more about and explore crypto.

By Chris Webster

January 15, 2022

Acey Deucey Kelly Criterion

In a previous post, I did a simple analysis to determine when you’re likely to make money while playing Acey Deucey. The upshot of that post is basically that there aren’t many good opportunities to bet, so when you get a chance, you have to bet big. The unanswered question from that post is “how much?” If you see a K-2 spread, you know that’s a good time to bet, but what fraction of your bankroll should you bet?

By Chris Webster

November 22, 2021

The Theocratic Age: Beowulf

This is part of my ongoing series on reading the Western Canon. See here for an introduction to the series. Although Bloom’s ‘ core 26’ authors start with Shakespeare (and chronologically starts with Dante), his full list of books in the Canon starts with ‘The Theocratic Age,’ with works spanning from The Bible to The Iliad to Beowulf ( the full list can be found here). Although none of these authors are among the ‘core 26’, they seemed important to read to understand later works of the Canon.

By Chris Webster

October 24, 2021

The Theocratic Age: Plato and Aristotle

This is part of my ongoing series on reading the Western Canon. See here for an introduction to the series. Although Bloom’s ‘ core 26’ authors start with Shakespeare (and chronologically starts with Dante), his full list of books in the Canon starts with ‘The Theocratic Age,’ with works spanning from The Bible to The Iliad to Beowulf ( the full list can be found here). Although none of these authors are among the ‘core 26’, they seemed important to read to understand later works of the Canon.

By Chris Webster

September 29, 2021

The Theocratic Age: The Bible, The Qur’an, Metamorphoses, The Bhagavad-Gita

This is part of my ongoing series on reading the Western Canon. See here for an introduction to the series. Although Bloom’s ‘ core 26’ authors start with Shakespeare (and chronologically starts with Dante), his full list of books in the Canon starts with ‘The Theocratic Age,’ with works spanning from The Bible to The Iliad to Beowulf ( the full list can be found here). Although none of these authors are among the ‘core 26’, they seemed important to read to understand later works of the Canon.

By Chris Webster

August 19, 2021