05 Mar 2019
A while ago I wrote my family a simple Alexa skill. It doesn’t do that
much, mainly it tells my daughter what is on the school dinner menu and lets us
know whats on our combined calendars. Recently however, I started a new job and
with that job came a shiny new Macbook Pro.
12 Oct 2018
In December of 2016 I started work on a Python3 port of some Julia
code that I had been writing to help me understand a pre-print of a paper
written by my former Electronics lecturer at Glasgow University, Dr John
Williamson. The paper in question is, by John’s own admission, completely
mind bending, in part due to the fantastic picture of the world around us that
it paints (aiming to derive the properties of matter from light) but also due to
its use of Clifford Algebra as the language of the theory.
09 Oct 2018
A while back I was working on trying to group together short audio clips using a
clustering technique that I called “Adversarial X-Means Clustering”: an
extension of x-means clustering. The idea is fun but not yet fully formed
(I may write a post on it in the future) but as a throw away “lets try this
today” exercise I decided to give something else a go.
24 Oct 2017
Dotfiles! They’re fantastic, they let you configure your system to be just the way
you like it. Which I love. The downside is that once you are used to your system
running just the way you like it, you tend to be a bit lost without all of your
config… So, what can we do to always have our config with us?