Author: insecure_automaton

Cloud Solutions Engineer for a growing startup in the Baltimore/DC area.

Multi-Light Imaging for Heritage Applications

Excerpt:

This publication provides practical guidance on reflectance transformation imaging (RTI), an innovative multi-light imaging technique, and in particular, on the polynomial texture mapping (PTM) method for fitting reflectance distribution data. It aims specifically to offer user-friendly…

The second 100,000 primes and their reciprocals (1/x) to 500 significant digits

As with the first 100K primes, this is a large CSV file (~50MB) tarred to ~25MB. Column 1 contains the primes, adjacent cells in column 2 contain the reciprocals.

Download from my GitHub here.

The first 100,000 primes and their reciprocals (1/x) to 500 significant digits

Beware, this is a large CSV file (~50MB) tarred to ~25MB. Column 1 contains the primes, adjacent cells in column 2 contain the reciprocals.

Download here.

Paranoid Android, or How I Built a Twitter Bot and Lost a Little Bit of Faith In Humanity

The setup

I lied – this post isn’t going to be about how I built the Twitter bot. There are dozens of half-way decent tutorials scattered across the web and even a couple of decent ones and you’re welcome to exercise your DuckDuckGo-Fu or Google-Fu and figure it out.

Instead, this will be about my experience wading into the collective dumpster fire/garbage pit that is Twitter with some simple automation.

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2018 Motivation and Accountability Data

Some motivation and accountability data going into 2019.
 

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Roundcube 1.3.8-compatible plugin to allow a user to self-reset a forgotten password

Been working on lots of little personal projects lately, but find myself running into that old problem of, too much shit to do with not enough time to do it. That’s another way to say, color me lazy, but let’s not reinvent the wheel with everything I do.

Born of this labor…

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Twitter sentiment analyzer using Tweepy, TextBlob, MariaDB, SQLAlchemy and dataset

I found a fairly decent online tutorial for creating a Twitter sentiment analyzer. Though helpful, I didn’t find that it was particularly intuitive, put together fairly well or workable in Python 3.

So, I took the concepts and substantial amount of the code and started fixing, modifying and rewriting…

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({=}) Coed:Ethics 2018

Good take from Jon Sharpe on ethics in tech. Suspect this issue will take center stage in many aspects of our lives the next few years: https://blog.jonrshar.pe/2018/Jul/17/coed-ethics-2018.html