Boggle

Last week read an article that covered the Azure Kinect DK camera. It seems that up to recently you could only get on a list and wait for the hardware and software to become available. It appears that has recently changed and Microsoft is starting to ship the camera.

About two years ago I purchased the AWS DeepLens camera. The camera in combination with an AWS account allows you to experiment with Machine Learning. My free AWS account has expired and I am ready to start experimenting with Azure and Microsoft’s new camera. I will check later today if I can purchase the new camera and will start experimenting with it on the Azure cloud. Continue reading “Boggle”

Repeated String

A day or so ago I read a post on the Financial Times titled “How the Modern Office is Killing Our Creativity”. This is nothing new but seems that most people do not wish to understand the consequences and apply changes to improve. This specially holds for the CEO down to the project managers.

Since I can remember, I have always tried to set a reminder of what I need to achieve in a specified time period. In some cases I write down the set of tasks. In others I just repeat a set of memorized steps. One way or the other, if possible I perform the tasks in solitude. Of course there are some tasks that need to be performed with others (e.g., consultation regarding an issue, ideas if I get stuck, help team members when they need it). Continue reading “Repeated String”

Closed my Linkedin Account

This morning I finally had time to close my Linkedin account. I had been thinking to close the account for a couple years. In that time I have logged in a few times a year. I have seldom contacted people in my ‘network’. For the people I care to keep in touch with, I use email, my cell phone and text messages. That said; in the past few years I have been thinking about two reasons to close the account. Continue reading “Closed my Linkedin Account”

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

I have been busy traveling and spending time with family and friends so I have not posted in a couple weeks. Sorry about that. Today is January 01, 2018, so Happy New Year. It is and for the past several days has been quite cold in this part of the country. Today we woke up to a fresh -13F. My wife and I will go to the Mall of America in an hour or so to get some steps on our Fitbits.In the past decade or so there has been a huge interest in artificial intelligence. It seems that, different aspects of AI have been creeping into applications in multiple domains (i.e., Biology, Business, Computer Science, Computer Vision, Economy, and many others). Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence (AI)”

Xamarin

A few weeks ago a colleague from work and I were talking about developing applications for the Android and the Apple phones. He is currently working on a version of a medical images web viewer. The application is intended to run on a tablet (not a phone). The application needs to make use of graphic libraries to perform as fast as possible image manipulations (e.g., resize, crop, invert, and apply several filters among other operations). In that context Xamarin was brought up. Continue reading “Xamarin”