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Infrastructure & Planning student in the Netherlands.

Sometimes make things like this:

And I write here:


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THAT IS SO COOL. It totally excuses all the things. I hope it was / is as fruitful as I imagine it to be.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

I did a short trip to Portugal with just my 50mm, which was a fun challenge, but I do love having a wide angle back. 50mm is just not the most optimal for shooting anything that's far away.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

Thanks! I have a natural tendency to do that, about a third of all my photos are of sunsets and another third around sunset. The midday photos almost always have blown-out lights and highlights.

On the other hand, my friends know I like to take photos and I know they like the photos I've made, so they don't really complain at all.

Lemme know when you figure out how to do this - my guess is that you can do this with any object that moves.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Photography: Ultraviolet Break of Day

Thanks, now I miss wandering and exploring the streets of Yau Ma Tai and Tsim Sha Tsui at night. Hong Kong is such a cool city. The closest I got to full cyberpunk in my photos was probably during the Dalek laser show:

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

Back home from a lovely two weeks of road tripping through Sweden. Funny how a camping holiday makes you re-appreciate modern utilities like a decent shower or a good chair.

I kept my daily meditation streak going (71 days and counting!) but it was such a relaxing trip that I didn't really need to unwind. Clarity of mind comes easy when there is little to worry about.

Söderåsens National Park was gorgeous for how small it is. (Note that my frame of reference is the Canadian Rocky Mountains.) We hiked 5 km on the first evening and 16,5 km on the next day (10 miles). If it didn't rain an entire day when we were at Store Mosse National Park, I'm sure we also would've done a bunch of hiking there. While I'm not sure how well I would fare when hiking with a bunch of gear, I do think I'd love to try it.

Just before the holiday I got a new cheap lens for my Canon, a 24mm prime to accompany my 50mm prime. I love that thing, it knocks the kit lens out of the park. I also experimented with HDR and panorama shots (with mixed results). The above picture is one of the coolest I think I've ever taken and it's a composite from 16 different shots. Here's a small album of a few photo's I've taken for those interested.

Starcadian is not dead!

As is QOTSA:

    I actually tried to make a lot of the tools myself, from the ground up.

I'd do that if I already had a thorough theoretical foundation instead of just the interest I have in the topic. This course has been recommended to me a few times. I'll have to admit, I still haven't found the time to just throw myself at the problem, so I haven't given either that course or Tensorflow courses a good run. My hope was that you might know some kind of silver bullet with which I can tackle AI / ML.

I have two general goals with this endeavour: one, to get my hands dirty regarding AI/ML so I can understand it properly; two, to learn enough about it so that I can apply it when a problem arises. So I want to learn how it works and add it to my toolbox.

More specifically, I want to figure out applications in the geographic domain - can I model geographic phenomena, and use ML to recognize patterns / make (spatial) predictions? A few years ago, I analysed demographic and economic spatial patterns in the Seattle area to help kleinbl00 find the best location for his birth center. I think it would be awesome if I could use ML to classify and predict urban patterns. Think your thunderstorm simulator (the coolest band name I've read this week) but on a larger scale, bounded by geographic place theory instead of physical fluid dynamics.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

It made me think it was Wednesday for longer than I'd like to admit...

I have those, but that doesn't mean it can easily come together in a productive way. Usually, subjects 'click' once I have a good environment to experiment in, which is what I was asking for.

As someone who wants to get more hands on with AI/ML, what tool set would you recommend? I'm familiar with both Matlab and Python but haven't ran simulations other than some simple linear models. Tensorflow keeps popping up on sites I read but I feel like I miss half of the basics to know if that's what I need.

veen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 9, 2017

My arduous mobile workflow is to upload it with the Imgur app, view the image, long-press on the image itself and finally to Copy Direct Link. :|

By the by, Judts Postwar has also been on my reading list for a long time. I'm also probably gonna drive into that once I'm back home.

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