This is mostly a note2self.
Amazon Machine learning is one way to dig into things. For me it mean not getting bogged down in Python or tons of formulas for now.
Basically I watched their main video here to get a view of how things worked.
After that I took a moment to watch another video of how they used ML to help process messages from Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRRX9amYsyM
From there I tried a few of my own datasets one I used on a not ready for prime time product here
Anyways it was just fun to play around. Their API is super easy to use, even to the point of having a PHP client I could plug in for AWS or MicroSoft https://alfrednutile.info/projects/57
Have a number of other ideas as well looking forward to making them happen here or with other services.