Links van 18 januari 2018 tot 20 januari 2018

Adactio: Journal—Needs mustIn Resilient Web Design, I documented the three-step approach I take when I’m building anything on the web: Identify core functionality. Make that functionality available using the simplest possible technology. Enhance! Now I’m wondering if I should’ve clarified that second step further. When I talk about choosing “the simplest possible technology”, what I […]

Links van 24 maart 2016 tot 28 maart 2016

Why is David Cameron so silent on the recapture of Palmyra from the clutches of Isis? | Voices | The IndependentIn the end, it was the Syrian army – and its Hizballah chums from Lebanon, and the Iranians, and the Russians – who drove the Isis murderers out of Palmyra So You Wanna Be a Chef— […]

Links van 7 april 2014 tot 10 april 2014

Giving Away Our Recommendation Engine for Free | Mortar Blog | Data Science at ScaleWhat’s better than a recommendation engine that’s free? A recommendation engine that is both awesome and free. Today, we’re announcing General Availability for the Mortar Recommendation Engine. Designed by Mortar’s engineers and top data science advisors, it produces personalized recommendations at […]

Links van 21 januari 2014 tot 29 januari 2014

Post mortem – Thanks & lessons learned | Notes from the trenchesLessons learned – Don’t operate in a market where a single player can arbitrarily decide to kill you. Especially don’t work in a market that’s controlled by an entity that explicitly refuses to communicate with you (or anyone else) or to explain their guidelines. […]

Links van 19 april 2012 tot 22 april 2012

IBNIZIBNIZ is a virtual machine designed for extremely compact low-level audiovisual programs. The leading design goal is usefulness as a platform for demoscene productions, glitch art and similar projects. Mainsteam software engineering aspects are considered totally irrelevant. IBNIZ stands for Ideally Bare Numeric Impression giZmo. The name also refers to Gottfried Leibniz, the 17th-century polymath […]

Links van 12 november 2011 tot 5 december 2011

Arcade Improv: Humans Pretending to Be Videogames – Waxy.orgInstantly, Mike and Jerry understood, along with everyone in the audience born before 1978. Catherine Young & Family, Page OneA family working in the Tifton (Ga.) Cotton Mill. Mrs. A.J. Young works in mill and at home. Nell (oldest girl) alternates in mill with mother. Mammy (next […]

Links voor 17 april 2011

Stellar AlchemyWith this program you can watch a process of simulated Darwinian evolution unfold before your eyes (although the process can take several days of computer time depending on your computer speed and your evolution settings). The user is given control of many of the parameters of the evolution such as the size of the […]

Gezichtsherkenning

Google kondigt aan dat ze Neven Vision gekocht hebben, een outfit die al een tijdje aan de oude AI-droom van computer vision werkt. Specifiek zijn ze bezig met gezichtsherkenning en objectherkenning. Toepassingen: laat ze los op je hele fotocollectie en je kan bijvoorbeeld automatisch alle foto’s van je ouders opzoeken. Of zoek je alle foto’s […]

Krak

Dat zei mijn rug gisteren. Allez ja, niet letterlijk “krak”, al behoort dat ook tot de mogelijkheden: een catastrofale collaps van mijn ruggengraat, als het titanium dat mijn rug bij elkaar houdt bijvoorbeeld door metaalmoeheid (het gebeurt!) plots zou doorknappen. Dan mogen ze me in het beste geval met een vuilblik bij elkaar rapen voor […]