Hello ND4J

I haven’t blogged in over 4 years so I’ve decided to kick-things off again by doing a series on DeepLearning4J which I’m using more and more of recently. DL4J is great because there’s no need to translate the models to something else for production. You deploy them to production by just using them inside a […]

What worries me about Scala

I’ve recently been rediscovering podcasts.  I’m particularly fond of the NodeUp podcast, but I also listen to podcasts about Rails, Clojure, and Scala.  The Scala podcast is by far the most academic; taking a shot every time they say the word “type” makes for a pretty nice drinking game. I must admit I like academic […]

My first Arduino

Yesterday my wife decided to buy yet another sewing pattern book and I decided to tag along.  As a Kindle user, there’s usually very little for me to do at a bookstore.  I usually just look around the IT section of the magazine rack and thumb through the amazing Ubuntu magazine, or Nikkei Linux.  This […]

Announcing Better Mail

Better Mail for Android on AppBrain About a year ago I bought the first Android phone available in Japan for the sole reason of making apps. Unfortunately I’ve had very few itches that needed scratching. About a month ago that changed, because the built-in Gmail app has a fatal flaw. The Problem If you temporarily […]

How To Get etags Working in Emacs

You’ve been using Emacs for how long and you haven’t figured this out yet? Yup.  Up until now I’ve never really needed to actually get etags working in Emacs.  I remember trying to figure it out long ago as a newbie and giving up.  It’s initially difficult because it’s not as simple as just saying […]

An Idea

Lately I’ve been dreaming up of a window manager that could help me stay focused on a single thing by keeping me from multi-tasking. In the spirit of programs like writeroom and pyroom. It would always display windows in full screen mode. To do any action it would require you to type in a random […]

Valentine’s Day

I got Valentine’s day Chocolate from my Girlfriend!  I’m so happy. 🙂  It’s a box from Kobe Morozoff.  The company that brought Valentine’s Day to Japan. I need to work double hard now to work off the calories.  f^_^;

LaTex

It’s amazing how far a little LaTeX can take you. Even if you’re just writing an MLA style paper. Here’s some packages to get you started: texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-extra texlive-latex-recommended texlive-fonts-recommended After installing those packages you can learn how to make an MLA style paper by reading the readme file at: /usr/share/doc/texlive-latex-extra/latex/mla-paper/README If you are making […]

Integrating Qt3 programs in Ubuntu

If you’re like me and have discovered a couple of kick-ass Qt applications and are wondering how to make Qt programs look more like the default Ubuntu Human theme, I present you with a quick cheat sheet. There’s luckily one KDE style available in the Ubuntu repositories that only depends on Qt, polymer. But the […]

Opera Mini 4

I Just installed Opera Mini on my Treo 650. It’s pretty amazing. Not exactly a safari but good enough, and much faster than the browser the Treo comes with. It’s pretty amazing that this Java app can out-perform the C-based Blazer browser by what feels like an order of magnitude.