Seal of Approval


Everything here is a product or service that gets the “Nic Acton Seal of Approval” (Copyright pending). If any of these sound interesting to you, please click the link to shoot some credits my way!


Sticker Mule provides an excellent platform for custom stickers for your Macbook, your wall, even your floor! Click the image below for $10 credit, which is more than enough for a set of 10 custom stickers for $9!

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Google Colaboratory

Google Colaboratory is an oddly “dark horse” offering coming from Google in the data-science space. While it doesn’t seem to be as feature-rich as offerings like Anaconda it is becoming my go-to platform for quick and dirty data-science observations.

  1. It’s free for anyone with a Google Drive
  2. Any python or unix dependencies that are missing can be installed in your session using custom ipynb magics !pip and !apt-get.
  3. Because your ipynb is effectively ephemeral and detached from your Desktop, it partially forces you to operate in a methodology that is far more reproducible by separating your data sources from your analysis.

I’ll write a blog post detailing more about its capabilities, but until then get started with its tutorial page if you already have a GDrive account:


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One day I finally bit the bullet and tried a pair and now I can’t go back!

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