Cool new GitHub project, collect your info and data from various sources and display locally on a chronological timeline:

Got access to a six core, 32 gb machine at work this week. In other news, GMail is back to being reasonably responsive again

Finally finished moving my website over from using Jekyll to Hugo as the static site generator. Ended up being a lot more work than I expected, but should pay dividends.

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Info for new users: if possible, please add a quick description to the images you're posting, it helps our friends who user some #Accessibility tools like screenreaders! Most apps have support for it, the webview definitely does, and it doesn't need to be too much info.

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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.

#learning #rationality

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Installing tensorflow with GPU support must surely be the most difficult part of deep learning

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With the death of CrashPlan, we had to move our backups elsewhere. Ended up using restic, rclone, Google Cloud Storage, and others to get it done, and it's working great so far.

Wrote up the process as a (work-in-progress) blog post here, if there's any interest:

Fun fact, Google has a 12 month, $300 credit for their cloud services, so depending on your storage needs, you can get free backups for a year.

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Today we remember Alan Turing (23 June 1912 - 7 June 1954). Scientist, mathematician, cryptanalyst, theoretical biologist & the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.

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if internet explorer is brave enough to ask if it can be your default browser than any man can be brave enough to ask a girl out

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"productivity in the wrong direction isn’t worth anything at all.  Think more about what to work on."

Upgraded our phones and forgot how horrible mobile browsing is without proper ad blocking. Immediate priority is figuring out how to root a Moto X4 and getting my phone back.

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So I was wondering about the use of ‘hermanos’ for ‘siblings’, and it looks like latin languages don't have an equivalent.

And then I wondered why the english word didn't resemble the german word [that I know] - ‘geschwister’.

And then it turned out that ‘siblings’ is that rareſt of rarities: An english word that's actually english:

c1000 Ælfric Genesis xix. 12 Hæfst þu suna oððe dohtra on þisre byrig..oððe ænigne sibling?


@ColinTheMathmo I'll admit, kind of envious that mathstodon has inline latex support 👌

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