Last week, I published two posts that relate to a very interesting and socioeconomically relevant machine learning topic: human augmentation through artificial intelligence. There have been many examples that made their way in the mainstream media where we’ve seen AI push the limits of what was possible, especially since deep learning really took off. One of the big recent examples is of course, AlphaGo. But human augmentation isn’t about … Continue reading Human augmentation through artificial intelligence
Getting a 64-bit installation of Python with scientific packages on our dear Windows isn’t as simple as running an apt-get or port command. There is an official 64-bit Python build available but extensions like numpy, scipy or matplotlib only have official 32-bit builds. There are commercial distributions such as Enthought that offer all the packages built in 64-bit but at around 200$ per license, this … Continue reading 64-bit Scientific Python on Windows
My internship at Sun Microsystems Labs, which has been going on for about 15 months – 9 of those full time at their campus in the Boston area – is coming to an end. During the course of those months, I’ve met a lot of very smart and fun people, I’ve worked on very challenging and stimulating problems and I’ve discovered a bunch of really … Continue reading My time at Sun Labs and pyaura
trafshow is a simple little program that displays the current traffic on a network interface. It listens on a given interface in promiscuous mode and displays information on each connection, its remote address and the amount of traffic going back and forth. It can easily be installed on a Mac via Macport.
My old D-Link router, like pretty much every other router I’ve ever owned, wasn’t very reliable in some way and so I was looking for open-source alternative firmwares like Tomato to flash it with. With the clear lack of effort put into the official firmwares, I thought it couldn’t hurt to try. Unfortunately, my router wasn’t supported by any third party firmware. During my search, … Continue reading pfSense : a software alternative to your old router/firewall
Every web designer knows that making a web page come out just right in every browser can cause quite a headache, especially when combining elements like W3C standards and IE6. It’s hard to have a working copy of all the different browsers and all the different versions to test. Browsershots.org to the rescue! Browsershots makes screenshots of your web design in different browsers. It is … Continue reading How does your web page look in every browser? (Updated)
I’m a relatively new Mac user so I’m keeping a list of some useful free apps that I’m using on my Mac. It’s a work in progress… Instant Messaging : Adium PDF Annotation : Skim Notes taking : Freemind Linux package manager : Macports (lots of my friends use fink) EquationService : Create equations from latex that can be used in Keynote MacFUSE : MacFUSE … Continue reading Useful free Mac apps