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Magical Machine Learning

1 minute read


CGP Grey’s video describes a fundamental thing about machine learning that I find interesting: regarding neural networks specifically, even though we may understand the process of training them so that they will produce a correct result,...

Codewars

less than 1 minute read


I joined Codewars just over two weeks ago, on the 17th last month, and it’s been a lot of fun! I’ve been focusing on Ruby because it’s what Makers is interested in but it’s OK, I feel like I could switch to JavaScript just as easily if t...

Jekyll Static Sites and the Search for a CMS

2 minute read


Jekyll is wonderful. When GitHub Pages launched, it was exactly what I was looking for. What I felt was missing was decent CMS for writing, managing and updating posts. I found it was awkward having to write, commit and push to GitHub e...

Talking My Way Out Of An Internship

1 minute read


So I did get feedback on that Technology Internship I applied for. I thought the video interview went well. In a sense it did but it seems I talked my way out of the job :(

Failing Faster

2 minute read


That’s not pessimism talking. A long time ago, an Extra Credits episode introduced me to the idea. It’s an idea that really resonates with me because I feel that it identifies my greatest flaw.

Thoughts on the TV License

1 minute read


The “number of televisions”* line got my attention. It was in a comment on a Facebook post that was talking about the TV License. If anyone cares, here are my thoughts - as a Brit living in London, UK who feels that the TV Licence is wor...

reviews

REVIEW: The Park (no spoilers)

2 minute read


I did actually preorder this game so I got it on launch day and spent a few hours with it. I guess Funcom can’t be accused of misrepresentation - the second sentence of the description on the game’s Steam page states it clearly enough: “...

tech

TECH: VR Headsets

3 minute read


More than the mere virtual reality proclaimed by industry commentators, we’ve segued in a big way into augmented reality with the massive success of Pokémon Go. More accurately, this has been the year of alternate realities.