This website is the personal blog of me, Nathan Wilson, a statistician and software engineer working at Amazon Web Services. Here I post reviews of books I've read, travelogues of trips abroad (mostly for my future self to read), projects I've worked on and essays and guides on other topics of interest.


  • I am currently an employee of, specifically Amazon Web Services in Australia. That said, the opinions expressed here are my own, do not reflect those of my employer, and any work related stories posted here are not from my current job. This is just my personal scratchpad.

  • I post a link at the bottom of most book reviews linking to the book on If you purchase the book through this link, I might make a dollar or two.

  • I run Google An­a­lyt­ics, and it places cook­ies in your browser. I can see what­ev­er re­ports An­a­lyt­ics gen­er­ates, which, while they don’t in­clude per­son­al iden­ti­ties, do in­clude a cer­tain amount of ge­o­graph­i­cal and user-agent in­for­ma­tion. Google can see the da­ta too and their pri­va­cy pol­i­cy ap­plies.

  • I have a google ad placed on the sidebar and at the bottom of every article. This is purely to support server costs, this site is not a decent source of income. Feel free to use adblock if you don't agree with ads, but you have my word (and can see for yourself) that there is no other ad/marketing software on here.

  • I have a patreon at If you want to help support the site and more frequent articles, a subscription of even a dollar or two per month is appreciated.

(Parts of this are copied from After seeing his website, I figured it would be good practice to have a disclosures page.)