I don’t know if it was just coincidence, but I went to Lowe’s yesterday for the first time in seven months, then I had a Lowe’s ad on Twitter first thing this morning. So “Allow some” is now “Off.” (See the Location and Personalization settings in the images.)
recent posts related to technology in general
If you ever need to convert Docbook to AsciiDoc, this Pandoc command seems to work well:
pandoc --wrap=none -f docbook -t asciidoc \ DocbookFile.xml > AsciiDocFile.adoc
airtable.com has put together a cool collection of startup “Pitch Decks.”
Microsoft has a nice interview with FP researcher and Haskell co-creator Simon Peyton Jones.
I haven’t read it yet, but I’m told that Cats, Cubits, and Teleportation is a clear description of quantum computing.
Here are three nice diagrams drawn by Mariko Kosaka that explain HTTP and HTTP2.
- Work hard at minimizing your ego & attachment to identity
- Learn deliberately, seek out weaknesses & work hard at them
- Eliminate bad habits, replace them with good, one at a time
- Read a lot, foundational stuff, not just latest hyped thing
While it’s old news (March, 2018), I’ve often wondered why Siri seems to be getting worse, and how/why Amazon and Google beat Apple to the market for Alexa-like assistants. MacRumors has this article where they report several of the problems related to Siri’s development. (Their article is based on an article written by The Information, which requires a subscription.)
Two days ago Google announced their “Principles/Objectives for using AI”:
1. Be socially beneficial
2. Avoid creating or reinforcing unfair bias
3. Be built and tested for safety
4. Be accountable to people
5. Incorporate privacy design principles
6. Uphold high standards of scientific excellence
7. Be made available for uses that accord with these principles