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If you can't fix it, you don't own it.

- Is better than recycling
- Saves you money
- Teaches engineering
- Saves the planet

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Comcast DNS outage. Why don't you use this opportunity to switch to

Thought I found an intermittent bug occurring with
. Turns out that restic was right and a stick of RAM was failing

Interesting, in 2019 JetBrains saw 87% of Python devs using Python3, up from around 75% last year

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Really interesting paper exploring adversarial inputs to ML models:

They conclude:
* It's a property of the input data, not the training
* You can even train a model on non-robust features and obtain a model that works well on the original input data!

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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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The secret to Mastodon is... 

Make sure to stick around for a while. It isn't like other sites, so your experience will be way different.

But I promise with time it will be better.

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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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🔁 RT

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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