Vicki

Born Jewish in Russia. Raised guilty in America. BigData,Small Data. Nutella. MBA student. Author. Live from Philly. @vboykis


Writing with others


I usually work on my novel in this position: sitting on the SEPTA train on the way to work or from work, notebook on my lap.


I’m tired of apps


Every morning, I wake up by scrolling through my Twitter and Facebook feeds. It’s probably the most unhealthy thing I do to myself all day. As I scroll through, about 1/10th…


Women in meth

Get it together, America.


I’ve started watching the wildly popular Breaking Bad, because it was getting to the point where I couldn’t be on Twitter anymore…


Cooking 100 stir-frys


“Oh, you want to learn to cook? That sounds like a great idea! You’ll be able to make your own meals instead of having to rely on other people or going to restaurants…


Small data


The way we make decisions is really messy. But understanding why humans decide to do things is one of the great drivers of the current big data movement, so there are a bunch of…


Writing with others


I usually work on my novel in this position: sitting on the SEPTA train on the way to work or from work, notebook on my lap.


God tested me at the Russian store and I failed


So I was in the Russian grocery store last week, just doing all the usual stuff one does there, like taking hipster pictures of obnoxious…