Must admit, I didn't expect GDPR to be the huge boon it has been. Not over privacy or anything, just the amount of sites I click onto from Hellbird that cover the article in permissions notices is huge.
All that ends up happening is instead of clicking allow, it's just enough friction for me to go 'you know what, I didn't want to read this anyway' and go back to what I was doing.
Today, a foray into data science for our hackathon project. I anticipate a lot of MemoryErrors and “wait 10 mins to see if it worked, tweak, repeat”, but also some huge satisfaction if I can make something remotely useful. Did some research last night and was pleasantly surprised that almost all the libs I want to use are good for Python 3. Last time I did scientific Python I was studiously writing forward-compatible code hoping to upgrade soon. About 8 years ago - that code is long dead now
The Extraordinary Link Between Deep Neural Networks and the Nature of the Universe
I built a head-mounted LiDAR array that lets you see the world like a dolphin through vibrations sent through you jaw.
Bonus: you look absolutely ridiculous wearing it.
Hackathon coming up next week - the “take three days out of your schedule and try something creative” kind not the “hey wanna spend your weekend in the office” kind. Looking forward to it, except for the bit where I’m actually pretty low on creativity. Luckily it’s a team game so it’ll all balance out
Feynman technique - a simple and powerful way to rapidly learn and retain new concepts.
1. Write down the name of concept you're trying to learn.
2. Explain it in plain English, as if you were teaching it to a new student.
3. Identify things you couldn't explain well, re-read the source material and research them. Try explaining again until these knowledge gaps are gone.
4. Simplify your explanation, get rid of technical terms and use simple analogies. ELI5.
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May: “Back me or there’ll be no Brexit!”
Yeah, the latter please. The feckless Brexiteers have all abdicated responsibility so they can avoid the backlash when it fails, which they evidently believe it will. No one honestly believes it’s a good idea, they’re just too afraid of the negative press they’d face dropping it.
Newspaper headlines: PM warns 'there may be no Brexit' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-44836288
I’m pretty settled into this new #clojure job now. It’s awesome, not just because Clojure is a joy to use but because the working environment is very flexible and empowering. People are free to try new things and trusted to get things done. I think there’s a link between having this attitude and choosing Clojure.
experience report on using #Clojure function specs
Switch to browser, alt+d to put cursor in address bar, type “ls” because I’ve forgotten why I actually wanted to switch and in the face of any uncertainty that’s what brain does... it may be time to step away from the laptop and rest
Lately I’ve been fiddling around with Apache Storm (and a fuckton of legacy Java, sigh). It’s one of those things that clearly looks powerful but comes with such a setup/ops overhead that it’s hard to say if it’s paying off
Long time no toot, hello again fediverse
I’ve met some dickheads in my time but wow, says Queen
Comic - Update and restart
Original Comic + Bonus Panel: https://lolnein.com/2018/01/26/updateandrestart/
About a year after learning about Bash in-line groups, I finally deploy one to great effect. Yay for trivia
Each of my forays into #docker has ended like this: eventually got something that works, but it was so convoluted I threw it away and just used a Makefile instead. I should probably give up on docker but it’s apparently working well for a lot of people so the problem must be at my end. 😕