Hmm. I know broadly how the maths in NNs works. I might implement a very basic ML library at some point. Purely as a programming exercise, but it might be interesting to see how effective it is if I create a simple test like the "guess the digit from the image" one or something. There's bound to be some free training data for something simple online.
Stupid idea that would be really cool if it was posible and/or existed:
Paying with cash is always better because you can't get tracked everywhere, but what if you could get a card that was the same? So it changes its identity for every transaction, but still pulls from the same account. Then you just top it up as you need money, so anyone trying to follow you just sees nothing but payments into this one place and can't see where anything goes beyond that.
Threw this little thing together. 22 lines of CSS and some wonderfully simple HTML and you get this pretty little static site. Displays wonderfully in a text-based browser (Lynx, bottom right), and then the CSS kicks in with a graphical browser and it looks wonderful. More websites should be like this.
Some lessons from web 2.0 Show more
I've had these 2 semi-assembled mechanical keyboards for ages now. I really need to get the soldering done and get firmware on them. Will be so much nicer typing on this pretty little keyboard with Hako Clears than a £5 membrane keyboard or a shitty mac keyboard with *most* of the keys swapped around to Dvorak (because F and J had the clips rotated so I couldn't move them because Apple are terrible). Also chiclet keyboards are almost worse than normal rubber domes.
Been playing with some Vim plugins. I want to keep the number I use small so I don't end up with some huge unwieldy editor, so at the moment I've got 'editorconfig', 'vinegar', 'vim-indent-object', and 'YouCompleteMe'. I think this is a pretty nice selection. Vinegar gives me quick and easy project navigation, Indent Object is *unbelievably useful*, and once YouCompleteMe maves from the ancient OmniSharp server to the new one it'll leave me with cross-platform VS on steroids and a lot more fun to use.
Exciting stuff happening at work. Currently, it's a total Windows shop, so all the dev is VS on Windows and all the servers are Windows with GUIs and it's all horrendous. HOWEVER. Infrastructure are really getting into containers, but specifically Linux containers. We're waiting for one SDK to be ported from .NET Framework to .NET Standard and then we're pretty much ready to make all of our stuff .NET Core, at which point I can go full Linux dev which I am *incredibly* excited about.
What makes it really annoying is that it's a lose-lose-lose choice. The Tesla is spyware on wheels, other cars are terrible in comparison and still generally have spyware in them nowadays, and sticking to the train means walking, rain, wet, and far too many people in too tiny a space. There is no good option. It's kinda depressing really.
UK Software Engineer, FOSS enthusiast, Privacy advocate, Linux user, Dvorak typist, "grumpy internet person", Human (?)
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!
We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators.
Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!