Month: May 2022

Hydroelectric Power for IOT devices (more fun than practical)

Power, glorious power!That’s what I think when I see the stream raging through the ravine in early spring. I’ve wanted to put a hydroelectric generator in there for ages. There is one problem, there isn’t really enough water flow for enough of the year to do anything. Actually, it’s either dry or frozen solid for …

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All the Problems with the M6 Competition (and a few good things)

I was so excited to see the announcement of the M6 forecasting competition. For those who don’t know the M series of competitions (not to be confused with BMW cars) is a long running series of competitions for forecasting time series. It comes from the 1980’s, well predating the modern data science explosion. And this …

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