Hugo has been freelance writer for over 5 years and has composed over 9,000 articles for a variety of clients. He is a data science enthusiast and competition expert ranked in the top 500 on Kaggle.com. He is also a former wrestling captain and 5-time marathon finisher with over 20 years of personal fitness experience. Areas of expertise include data science, machine learning, R and Python programming, online education, personal fitness, personal finance and economics.
This article details the process of canceling Comcast Xfinity service over the Internet using live text chat for customers who prefer to avoid the confrontational nature of live phone or in-person conversations. It covers preparing to cancel, connecting to the proper customer service department and the cancellation process itself, providing a variety of tips and considerations to terminate service with minimal hassle. | Read More →Words: 689 Downloads: 0 Category: Tutorials By: Hugo Rutten
This article details five potential pitfalls when running a marathon and tips for how to avoid them, written by a five-time marathon finisher. The article focuses on first time marathoners, but the advice is applicable to any runner. The five things to avoid are: changing your routine or gear, coming under-dressed, starting out too fast, neglecting nutrition and ignoring pain. | Read More →Words: 900 Downloads: 0 Category: Fitness By: Hugo Rutten
This article details five ways to combat overfitting when training machine learning models. The article is written with minimal jargon and is intended to be approachable to machine learning novices but useful for anyone doing predictive modeling. Topic sections include: adding more data, reducing model complexity, regularization, validation and combining models. | Read More →Words: 702 Downloads: 0 Category: Programming By: Hugo Rutten
This article describes six of the worst pieces of exercise equipment commonly found in gyms, how they work and why they are bad for you. The machines include the quad extension machine, hip abductor, seated shoulder press, pec deck, ab wheel and other ab machines and the Smith machine. Each section suggests one more alternative exercises that can be performed with bodyweight or free weights. | Read More →Words: 672 Downloads: 0 Category: Fitness By: Hugo Rutten
This article summarizes the tax benefits of traditional and Roth IRAs and the basic differences between the two types of accounts. The article opens with a discussion of contribution rules followed by a section on tax advantages. It concludes with a summary of withdrawal rules, including the tax consequences of early withdrawals and required minimum withdrawals on traditional IRAs. | Read More →Words: 634 Downloads: 0 Category: Personal Finance By: Hugo Rutten
This article summaries key issues related to health insurance and international travel. It discusses standard health insurance policies, travel medical insurance you can buy to supplement normal insurance and evacuation insurance. It also touches on traveling in countries with socialized health care and country-specific travel requirements. | Read More →Words: 429 Downloads: 0 Category: Travel By: Hugo Rutten
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