What is machine learning and why you want it in the home!
April 6, 2016
Almost everyone has heard the term “machine learning” thrown around. It’s used in some vague context about how computers and/or technology are suddenly and magically going to make the world a better place. That sounds cool, but what exactly does “Machine Learning” mean? From 1959: Machine Learning — a “Field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed”. Computers (or code, or machines in general) are terribly literal devices. They do exactly what they are programmed to do and nothing else. While most people don’t realize it, this is one of the biggest sources of frustrations with computers. But what if they didn’t have to be so literal?
For the love of Starbucks, who cares about the red cups?
November 11, 2015
It’s red and green, that’s Christmas-y Apparently the thing to do these days is rage on the internet against Starbucks. If you’re important enough, you can rage in person about boycotting Starbucks. Why all the rage? Because a cup is red instead of decorated with Christmas-y stuff. This is so ridiculously #firstworldproblems it hurts to even think about. So I have a suggestion for the seething masses… shut up and enjoy your coffee.