Author: insecure_automaton

Little bit of this, little bit of that.

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

Been a slow few weeks as far as blogging is concerned…

I’ve got a side project I’ve been working on the last 2-3 weeks that’s been taking up most of my non-working waking hours (and some of my sleeping hours too). I also started up a running program again to prep for my next 50-miler in March. So, feeling much more in tune physically, but kinda fuzzy mentally w/ my reduced sleep. Great days ahead!

A good read for software entrepreneurs, few years old, but still good insights: https://basecamp.com/books/Getting%20Real.pdf

 

 

Synthetic life

I’ve been fascinated with artificial life since reading about Conway’s Game of Life in one of my granddad’s copies of Scientific American. Within the last few years we’ve developed the technology to synthesize entirely new species here in the analog world. Craig Venter describes his Institute’s work on the first synthetic organism in a 2010 TED Talk.

Multi-attribute utility

Helpful in decision-making when preferred weights of risks vs benefits need some structure: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-attribute_utility

PDP11 / 20/15/r20 Processor Handbook

http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/dec/pdp11/handbooks/PDP1120_Handbook_1972.pdf

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