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How I Back up My Personal Files

A friend of mine sent me a question about backing up personal files. She said this: What is the best way to buy long-term cloud storage that is private, secure, resistant to destruction? Archival storage for personal files… maybe 1TB total, more if it’s affordable I don’t think I’ve written about this much, but this

What Actually Is Machine Learning?

Now that I’ve posted two things about going to the ML conference, I’ve had two people I know ask me about machine learning. For all the attention and press that the field has received, it seems that a lot of people still just don’t quite understand what it is. I completely understand the confusion. It seems

Driving Confrontations

This is off subject, but I just wrote the title for this post, Driving Confrontations, and is it just me or does it sound like it could be the name of a prog-rock album? I’m picturing an album cover now with three cars that have been outfitted with space shuttle wings, all coming at each

Instagram Spam-following Experiment

I’ve only mentioned this to a few people, but I’ve been doing an Instagram experiment for about a month. It involves my normal account, as well as a new fake account I created. I didn’t come up with any really amazing insights or discoveries, and I wasn’t sure what to post about it, but I

Deer Family

I went to a conservation area two days ago, just for a walk, and I only took my new film camera (from this post). I’ve been to this area before, and it’s kind of cool, but I didn’t think it was that amazing. After walking around for about 45 minutes, I came around a corner

Nikon F4

After writing the post about the designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, I did end up getting one of the cameras in the post. I did a bit of wheeling and dealing on Kijiji (which has killed Craigslist in Canada), and got a Nikon F4S from a nice guy who used to do wedding photography in the ’80s

Human Consciousness

I’ve always wanted to figure out the whole deal with human consciousness, so, a while ago, I got a book about it. In the past week, I finally got around to reading it, and guess what: The author doesn’t know what human consciousness is. I don’t want to get too angry here, but that’s a

Punctuation

For 95% of my life, I used apostrophes when I wanted to show possession. An example: The dog’s hat is bigger than Dan’s hat. but in the last year, I read something that said this was incorrect. Some website about grammar explained that using apostrophes that way was a common error, and you should do it