The awesome folks over at devslovebacon have made my talk available on vimeo. It's a pretty good quality recording, hope you enjoy it. David Singleton - How I built a Neural Network controlled self driving (RC) car from BACON: things developers love on Vimeo.
Paul Graham’s latest essay - How to get startup ideas - is a great read. I was struck by the Bucheit/Pirsig conjecture: “Live in the future, then build what’s missing.” and the following paragraph regarding ideas that come out of folks’ experience at college.
I’ve recently been messing around with the XML dumps of Wikipedia. These are pretty huge XML files - for instance the most recent revision is 36G when uncompressed. That’s a lot of XML!
I was extremely fortunate to get access to a Raspberry Pi alpha board for the past couple of weeks. For those of you who haven’t already heard about it, the Raspberry Pi project was started to provide a tiny computer for kids to learn to program.
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].