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Something new this way comes…

by dave on July 4, 2016

Yes, it has been quiet around here but…all is well.

Changes afoot, as it may be said.

So, in the spirit of this newness, let me present a telling screenshot…



Now, what is this all about?!

I guess you’ll have to stay tuned to see. 😉

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Musings on Neural Networking

by dave on July 13, 2015

Given my last post was in November of 2013 (trust me, I’ve been busy), I figured I’d start out with a heady topic like “Neural

Networking” in an age where Deep Machine Learning and perhaps its lesser cousin, assisted Machine Learning (I’ll define in a bit), seem to be all the rage.  However, before we begin, I want to make a few things clear:

  • I’m no expert in these fields.
  • I’m musing out loud here.  You’re my audience and what you determine to be salient and what you deem junk is, well, your problem, not mine.
  • DML/AML, Neural Networking, and a whole host of other terms, acronyms, mindf**k level events, etc. are here. Deal with it.

So with such an illustrious preface, I suppose we should let the party begin.

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General Purpose GPUs for Network Analytics

by dave on November 24, 2013

So, a big deal was made about a paper from some university researchers somewhere (source here) noting the efficacy of using GPGPUs for Network Analysis (obstensibly as a

correlation sieve for all the streams of information being presented).  While this is a GREAT paper, it neglects a few critical points that someone who’s a bit more familiar with the platforms might pick up.

  1. the rise of APUs.
  2. Power consumption and Thermals
  3. Form factor

Let’s tackle these individually (and yes, in a cursory manner):

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Memorial Day 2013

May 27, 2013

Today I’m full of hope.  It’s based around the struggles that our men and women have fought on our behalf, strained for with flesh and blood, given their lives for.  It’s knowing that my freedom isn’t free; that it was paid at a terrible cost, that mothers and fathers cried many nights for their loss. […]

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Nexus 10 Impressions (Video)

November 16, 2012

I just ripped through some brief interface shots here and compiled it all together.  It sucks but it’ll give you at least a cursory sense for what the Nexus 10 looks like.
EDIT: @brandonrbennett pointed out that I forgot to set this in landscape mode. It’s currently being updated and I apologize for the n00b […]

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