The video is from Schoolhouse Rock. Scandinavian listeners may have heard the first part before.
AI researcher Julian Togelius in 2017 wrote a nice blog post about how to write better about AI. Read the whole thing. I just clipped a few lines below to make you do it. Hugs. Some advice for journalists writing about artificial intelligence … First off, I understand. You’re writing about an extremely fast-moving field […]
The Swedish Wikipedia is large. Outsized. Most things are well in hand. Today I met with something which needs an article! The concept of “majgreve”, which means “the Count of May”; a ceremonial feast title given someone worthy. The tiny preview of the NE (“the national encyclopedia”) notes that the term was used in the […]
Cthulhu + FOMO = CthFOMO
My friend J was at a large fika at my house, holding forth about the perennial mystery of Venice. I whispered the only thing I knew about the mystique of that place: some Englishman’s text about it. J winked and nodded, and knew it, of course. I have not read this work, except as an […]
In which I extol the greatness of The Morning Paper, a way to learn of things in computer science.
Ha, the blogging. WordPress happens much quicker than I can follow it, which is completely wonderful. Quite a few innovations arrived today: a new editing interface, called Gutenberg. This is easy. And way more accessible. I might use it, even.
Allow me to celebrate the JRuby team (and nearby efforts) in that the next patch release of it will include \K as a regular expression special character. This GitHub Issue was just closed with a resolution in the Joni library: https://github.com/jruby/jruby/issues/4871 Its support is in a little select company, randomly listed at StackOverflow, which has […]
I am just back from a week off in Marrakesh. Together with a hearty group of people from many places, I wrote and documented software in the heart of the medina. We also ascended the snow-covered mountain in the picture above. A group around the ambitious MirageOS project gathered to enjoy community around the programming […]