Peter Burns wrote a great post earlier last week about timescales as they might be “perceived” by a computer’s CPU… “your CPU lives by the nanosecond” [and humans live by the second].
Recently, I have been refreshing my knowledge of Machine Learning by taking Andrew Ng’s excellent Stanford Machine Learning course online. The lecture module on Neural Networks ends with an intriging motivating video of the ALVINN autonomous car driving itself along normal roads at CMU in the mid 90s.
In 2011, Smartphones are ubiquitous and everyone and his dog is writing mobile apps, but using apps when you're not in range of a fixed wifi hotspot or standing still in an urban area is often extremely frustrating.
This graph shows the result of my weekend project - it’s the temperature in my living room, logged to an app running on Google Appengine every 30s via an Arduino UNO with ethernet shield.
I spent the weekend learning how to hack hardware with Arduino - I built this mouse controlled RC car. Fun to build and fun to play with! Read the detailed HOWTO
On my latest trip to San Francisco, I was privileged to be able to drop in to the DODOcase factory and got a guided tour from chief DODO - Patrick. DODOcase use traditional bookbinding techniques (at a long-established local book binder) to produce a really neat book-like case for iPad and Kindle 3.
I love reading on my Kindle, but as anyone who has been using one for a while knows, it feels too delicate to drop straight into a bag and really needs a case.
I spent some time at the weekend getting my iPhone Chess game up on Amazon EC2. On Ubuntu. It was kindof a pain, so I’ve written up some tips on working with Ubuntu on EC2 here.
Since joining twitter, I haven’t written a single blog post - my old blog became defunct and is now available only via the magic of archive.org’s wayback machine. I love twitter - it’s really changed the way I consume media.