Programmatically Identifying Political Media
Posted on November 2nd, 2020 | Tags: Python, Machine Learning
With the US election coming up, the amount of political media in my face has reached an all time high. In fact this is a common complaint I hear among people I talk to, even those not in the US. So I thought to myself what if there was a way to identify political media before I ever got to the content...Keep that thought in mind as you read through this post and think how you or someone else could use this technology. …
Max Does Europe
Posted on December 31st, 2015 | Tags: Travel
You've made it to one of the longest blog posts I may ever write. So long that I'd consider it more of a short novel rather than a single blog post. If you're more of a picture person head over to http://imgur.com/a/seJ1P or my Facebook page for all the images from my trip (including ones not shown here). Alternatively, find me, buy me a beer and sit back and relax while I tell you the epic stories from my journey. Estimated read …
Rendering 12,000 Image Albums at Imgur
Today marks a great day for wallpaper enthusiasts everywhere. Today's the day a newly designed Imgur launches, and with it comes some great performance improvements. My favorite is our new way to load giant albums without ridiculous lag. To put this new algorithm to the test I'm going to compare the perceived load speed of this 12,000 image album to what was previously on the site.
- Utilized React.js more
- Only render DOM elements that are in the viewport buffer zone
- Saw FPS …
My Experience Making My First Android App
Posted on July 15th, 2014 | Tags: Android
Like too many people these days I tend to spend a lot of time on my phone. It's a tough habit to quit. So is playing DotA, my favorite game. Allow me to take you back over the past 3 weeks of getting to know Android development (I'll try to skip through some of the boring parts).
The Start (3 weeks ago)
With the largest e-sports tournament to date kicking off in a few weeks I saw an opportunity to corner a …
From 0 To 500 Users In 7 Days
Posted on March 16th, 2014 | Tags: Problemotd
I recently launched an idea I had been thinking about for quite some time called Problem of the Day. If you haven't checked it out the basic run down is a new programming or logic puzzle every Monday through Friday. Most of the problems are meant to be solvable over breakfast, lunch, or whenever you have some free time.
My goal for this post is to give you some ideas on what I did for my launch so that you can see …
My name is Max Burstein and I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida and creator of Problem of the Day and Live Dota. I enjoy developing large, scalable web applications and I seek to change the world.