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play me a match of doto for your heart

Here are some strange messages I have received on OKCupid.

???

  • you are evil // Sorry you do not you're Sorry
  • hi // how are you? // what did you mean with that you are dog person
  • Hi. How are you? Please I need a favor
  • Hey bitch, are you studying computer science ...

moved to pelican

Here's what happened:

My phone started acting up. The lock button turned into a 'maybe turn the phone off' button. The unlock button turned into a 'maybe turn the phone off, or open the camera?' button. I impulse-purchased a new phone, and the old one magically fixed itself. New ...

installing tmux locally

I have been setting myself up on a new computing cluster (CentOS 6.7), so I'm in the lovely land of installing things without root. tmux proved a bit frustrating, so here's what I ended up doing:

install libevent

tmux needs this, I didn't have it (you ...

AAAI 2016 by the day

I started writing this in Phoenix airport, so if the current trend (n=2) continues, I'll start recounting my next conference half-way through, with interesting implications for the latter half of the post. This was my first time attending the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference (AAAI ...

linking between zotero and evernote (in OSX)

I'm upgrading my paper-management workflow from 'labyrinth of folders' to an Evernote + Zotero mix. I already use Evernote a little for this by writing paper summaries in it, but I would rather do the 'heavy duty' management and organisation in Zotero. So, I'd like to easily switch between ...

NIPS 2015 by the day

I got back from Montreal yesterday. I was at the Twenty-ninth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) - a rather large gathering of people interested in machine learning, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and related topics. It's an academic conference, and it is intense. Many wonderful conversations were had, things ...

vortidplenigilo

I have been learning Esperanto lately (see here). One of the really cool features of the language is affixes. Basically, you can create new words using some simple morphological rules, e.g.:

bona (good) → bonulo (good person)
juna (young) → junulo (young person)

vorto (word) → vortaro (group of words = dictionary/vocabulary ...

esperanto in forty-five seconds

Esperanto is a constructed international auxiliary language designed to be simple and easy to learn. It achieves this by having a small vocabulary and very regular grammar. It's quite influenced by Indo-European (particularly Romance) languages, so knowing some of those helps a lot.

This post is not intended to ...

I will [not] follow you into the darknet (radical networks)

Last weekend I presented with two friends (huertanix and Caroline Sinders) at the first ever Radical Networks conference. Our talk was originally called 'Blogging on the Darknet' but after a questionably productive co-working session we changed it to 'I Will Follow You Into the Darknet', after a Death Cab for ...

thoughts from mlss 2015 tübingen

I recently attended the Machine Learning Summer School at the MPI in Tübingen. This wasn't my first time at an event like this - I attended the Gaussian Process 'Summer' School in September 2014 - but the MLSS is a lot bigger/diverse. I'm fairly sure I didn't even ...