July 8th, 2015
Posted by pftq

The Return of Tech Trader

Been keeping Tech Trader somewhat under wraps the last few years.  A lot of the discussions and open projects I used to have here pretty much went silent or offline.  I'm gradually dusting off a lot of things I previously had online.


Tech Trader
A Fully Autonomous System Taking on the Stock Market

If it's been too long to remember what Tech Trader is, it's basically a program I built that now trades the same way I used to (or arguably better now actually than I ever did).  It's not quant.  It's not stat-arb.  The closest way to picture it is taking the kind of AI scripts I used to make for computer games and making one to mimic my actions in the stock market.  It's been running for the last 3 years now fully automated.

Some cool updates:
- Tech Trader's home page is now www.techtrader.ai
- The chat/discussion page for trading around Tech Trader is back, aka The Tech Trader Wall.
- Still trading on the Virtual Trading System (of course, that's just a toy compared to what it's been really doing behind the scenes)

I've had my share of hostility from being too open on these kinds of projects, so I'll play things by ear here to see how much I want to share again.
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May 10th, 2015
Posted by pftq

Updates to Jeopardy Maker and Gameshow Maker

After about half a decade, Jeopardy Maker and Gameshow Makers finally started showing some compatibility issues with the newer computers and operating systems.  I've gone through and recompiled both programs to bring them up to speed, so they should be running fine again no matter what computer you're using.  I've also taken the opportunity to add HTML/images to the original Jeopardy Maker, as that was a long requested feature there.  And lastly, questions/answers files will automatically be trimmed to avoid issues where extra rows show up from blank lines.


I'm also looking to build a more stable community around these tools if there are any web/product developers out there willing to help with this.  I realize after the long hiatus in updates that I should probably be passing the torch on maintaining and supporting these programs.  Please contact me if you might be interested.
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May 2nd, 2015
Posted by pftq

Farther (Piano) in Newgrounds Picollage 2015

Pleasant surprise today to see that my piano piece Farther was used in the Newgrounds Picollage this year.  Not a huge deal and not really sure my music fits there, but small surprises like this always brighten my day.



Ironically I never really gave much thought to that piece and was on the fence about submitting it.  It's always the stuff you didn't give much thought to that end up getting attention. Tongue
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January 28th, 2015
Posted by pftq

RippleTax - Tool for Ripple Taxes

I was doing my taxes for 2014 and couldn't find any tools for consolidating my XRP trading for taxes.  I went ahead and just made a simple script that cleans up your XRP history export file so that it's usable by services like Bitcoin.tax.

Here's the tool in case anyone else finds it useful:
RippleTax
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January 5th, 2015
Posted by pftq

Tech Trader User Guide

Spent some time writing out a User Guide for Tech Trader and cleaning up the API kit a bit more.  I'm a bit on the fence on whether to make the program public or not, so a lot of this is just to test the waters.  Still, I suppose it doesn't hurt to have documentation fleshed out more in case I myself forget one day how to use it.

Let me know if the guide is helpful or not and whether there's anything I should change.
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