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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:10:05 +0000A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman. A touching tale of an elderly man dealing with the loss of his wife and the changes in the world around him. Definitely interested in seeing the movie, a great character. The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. A life of adaptation and survival in North Korea. A […]
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:43:39 +0000Not that i need to do this, but a useful guide at the intercept.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:47:28 +0000Been working on this for quite a while, our team is now part of Xevo (xevo.com). Very excited to join Xevo, the founder of Xevo is Satoshi Nakajima, former colleague at Ignition and at Microsoft, someone who I have long enjoyed working with. And the rest of the team at Xevo is just great, and […]
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:03:16 +0000I purchased a TP-Link Smart Plug, a top seller in home improvement, to control turning on and off our Christmas tree lights from our Amazon Echo. The final working solution is pretty slick, it works reliably, and it is pretty tolerant of slight differences in phrasing. But setup was a long path of horrible. Create […]
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:09:35 +0000I find myself a little befuddled these days about our country. Some days I find myself feeling a lot of anger. The decision by a significant minority of our electorate to hand the reins of government to an unfit man, for the sake of unspecified change, is difficult to understand. But I can’t control what […]
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:05:17 +0000Queenpin by Megan Abbott. Wow this was a fun noir tale of a young woman working her way up the seamy underside of the city. Really enjoyed it. The Emerald Lie by Ken Bruen. A detective tale of a sort, tho the detective basically is a drunk who stomps around like a bull in a […]
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:35:37 +0000New p2 instances — very pricey but then buying the gear yourself is pricey too.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:00:41 +0000Hitler’s Thirty Days to Power by Henry Ashby Turner Jr. I read this years ago, and was reminded of it recently. A very very good book and perhaps relevant read, the detailed story of Hitler’s precipitous rise to power, and how he was enabled by inaction or self-serving actions of the politicians around him. The […]
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 02:47:49 +0000This weekend I experimented with some audio classification tools. It was an up and down experience. I’m interested in a couple features — hotword detection ala “Hey Siri”, “Alexa”; sound event detection (i.e. identify a glass break or gunshot); and acoustic scene classification. I didn’t dig into general speech reco, I’ve dabbled with that in […]