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John Purcell
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Aspiring Hari Seldon - Part 3 - Releasing REST Forecasts
Check out part 2 After playing with Prophet , I wanted a way to distribute the data more publicly.  I could have just incorporated it into our R templates and made it part of the show, but I felt like that was unfair to the general public. (Though it requir...

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My Space-Retirement
I hate reading this kind of blog, and I hate writing them even more.  One day I should show off how many drafts of this I have stuck in limbo.  My IRL trajectory has steadily diverged from EVE, and it's time to accept that and make plans known. We'll save t...

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Aspiring Hari Seldon - Part 2
Been quite a while, but I have a follow up to this old post . A Crash Course Tinkering with prices is difficult, and most players may not understand why.  Though we all interact with the price of things, unspinning the mess of how and why becomes complicate...

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Casino Bans and F2P - October Economic Report
October was jam packed with news. Engineering Complexes , NPE Update , Command Boosts , and EULA changes . The stage is set for Ascension, but where is the economy today? The Money Supply - IWI Bans Though EVEbet was allowed to close peacefully and settle ...

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Favorite Packages 01 - Making a chatbot
I had to write a logging handler for work that pushed errors up to HipChat. Turns out the process was so easy, I could not resist adding a chat-handler to ProsperCommon (esp given my hacky email handler). Despite my love for Slack, Discord became the tool...

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Up And Down - The OHLC Endpoint Story
This is the first part of a more technical devblog. I will be writing up more specifics in a part 2, but I wanted to talk about the ups and downs behind the scenes with our EVE Mogul partnership. Issues are mostly my failings, and Jeronica, Randomboy50, a...

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Stoking the Hype Train - September Economic Report
September's economic numbers were released this week.  And though we got a sneak-peek in our o7 Show Market Brief, having the real numbers released to the public gives us a chance to really review the state of the EVE economy. I'm going to break from formul...

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ProsperWarehouse - Building less-bad code
EVE Prosper is first and foremost a data science project.  And though hack-and-slash has got us this far, we need to consider a proper design/environment if we want to actually expand coverage rather than just chase R/CREST/SQL bugs. There has been some wor...

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Fantasy Reflects Reality - August Economic Report
Thanks CCP Quant for releasing the stats AFTER the latest Prosper episode .   Monthly Economic Report - August 2016 Though there isn't anything particularly bad in this month's numbers, it didn't really live up to my expectations outlined in last month's su...

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Switching to Sublime - #DevfleetFriday
This isn't strictly EVE related, but Talk Python To Me has inspired me to post some more dev/meta related content. To those who have worked with me on code, you'll know at least two things: I'm a total luddite when it comes to adding helpful tools to my bel...
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