Computer Vision

This is the best visual explanation I’ve seen of how a computer thinks….and it’s an actual working AI, not a concept.

(Also trying out Youtube’s Clips feature, so click through to watch the whole video.)

A few other examples:

June 1, 2022 links tech

Spring

May 23, 2022 personal photos

Now Archive | March 21, 2022

I love the idea of a Now page;

a page that tells you what this person is focused on at this point in their life. Think of what you’d tell a friend you hadn’t seen in a year.

I just updated my Now page and it occurred to me that while I’m taking the time to write these, this could serve as a long-term journal of what I’m doing and interested in over time. So, here’s my first entry in my Now Archives.


Updated Sat, Sep 4, 2021 from Chicago, IL

Personal

Currently top of mind is the upcoming birth of my first child. So I expect that to be all encompassing the next…few decades.

Work

Other than that, I’m still in Chicago, working remotely full time (not pandemic related, just because the office is out of state) as a video editor for corporate clients. I have really enjoyed the post production side of things the more I get into it, and very thankful for that and that I’m still enjoying the upsides of a remote work lifestyle. One of those things has been setting up remote servers and shared storage for our team. I have quite enjoyed getting that set up and the benefits it brings.

Funsies

I’ve still been reading science fiction as my go to genre of fun reading.

Getting this blog updated (like this now page and its first entry here!) and set up on a new platform (Blot) has been another recent pursuit. It’s been a long term goal to publish my thinking more regularly and I think I’m beginning to internalize the concept of the long game and just writing about my curiosities rather than trying to research something new and present it entirely.

Media

Here’s what I’ve recently listened to, watched, and read.

March 19, 2022 archive personal

Swedish plywood: the miraculous eco-town with a 20-story wooden skyscraper | Archite

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Challenge everything.

March 10, 2022 climate links

Fabric Health brings healthcare to laundromats

This is what I mean when I say everyone is creative. You don’t have to make art to be creative. Good ideas don’t have to need new technology or resources. We can and must do the best with what we have.

March 7, 2022 links

Make the web for everyone

Thought I’d catalog the article that led me to my current blogging service: Blot.

This is wonderful writing on a very well designed site; a great experience. But also makes me think how blogs and most of reputable internet writing are made by tech enthusiasts. So if you read the independent” internet regularly, you’re automatically in a filter bubble. Technology needs to be not only easy to use for everyone, but also needs to be wanted to be used by all walks of life. I want to learn from people who only use a computer a couple times a week or month or less. Which I understand I probably won’t learn from on a computer. We want different things from technology—none of which are bad, it just is a different means to different (or similar) goals.

January 18, 2022 internet links