Matt Dodge

Developer — Dana Point Resident — Dodger Fan

Realtime Stock Analyst Opinions

Two words: WolframAlpha. Or is that one word? I don’t know, but what I do know is that it is a lifesaver for any engineering student these days. Unfortunately for me, it only really existed during my senior year of college, which happened to be the year I got the highest GPA. Coincidence? Probably.

24 : A childhood game taken to the next level

A deep dive into the math game from middle school

Remember that math game 24 from middle school? It’s the one where you are given 4 numbers and you have to do basic math operations (+,-,*,/) to make the 4 numbers equal 24. For example, if I had the numbers 2,3,4,5 I could get to 24 by doing 2*(5+4+3) or maybe by doing 4*(5+3-2). You get the idea.

How to make a simple (and possibly very annoying) marketing campaign based off of Twitter

Ingredients you will need:

How to get RSS or XML output from the Twitter API

Short answer: you can’t. Well, I should say you couldn’t!

SF API Hack Day - Hacking Email Inboxes

I attended San Francisco API Hack Day last weekend and had an awesome time. There were some really cool ideas thrown around and I didn’t get mugged taking the bus home at 10 PM so it was a great day.

McShay vs Kiper : Who won?

For the last two months all we’ve been hearing is Todd McShay’s and Mel Kiper Jr.’s draft projections. It’s like that every year around this time, but I realized we never hear the results. All the debates and opinions thrown around, and then we completely forget about them. Not anymore, here are the results as a gist of the 1st round of the 2013 NFL Draft, along with final scores for each guy.

How To Quickly Defrost Frozen French Fries

Clearly, one of the important things in life.

Seeing as hot dogs are my favorite food, I often like to indulge with some french fries on the side. However, also seeing as how I’m cheap, I buy the frozen ones and reseal them and put them back in the freezer when I’m done. Anyone else who has done this knows that every time you go to make fries you get some frozen mess that looks something like this:

How to win your NCAA bracket with math!

I love sports. I watch a lot of sports. But there is no way I’m going to sit here and tell you I’ve even seen half of these teams in the NCAA tournament play, and yet I will fill out a bracket and swear up and down that I have it right. I am probably describing a lot of bracket-filler-outers here, and I am proposing a new way to fill one out to maximize your chances of winning your office pool. I’m not picking by seed, not picking by mascot color, not even picking against the schools that those annoying kids in high school went to. We’re talking math here folks.