Back to WordPress

Four years ago, I migrated this blog from WordPress to Jekyll, with the intention of using whatever format I want to use inside Emacs… Subsequently, my posting rate dropped drastically to just 13 posts in 4 years! I don’t think that was a coincidence. Tools matter. I believe the speed and ease of writing dropped drastically. […]

Exploring blockchain and smart contracts with Ethereum dev bootcamp, Blockchain@Berkeley

On This Page Background What is blockchain, cryptocurrency and Ethereum? Blockchain @ Berkeley Dangers What does it all mean Background A few months ago, Mayank convinced me to get some Ether (Ethereum cryptocurrency) because it was going to go on a bull run, thanks to high-profile companies backing Ethereum by joining the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance […]

My experience with Udacity Deep Learning Foundation course

If you don’t know what is machine learning, just know this from Francois Chollet (creator of Keras)’s “Deep Learning with Python” book: Classical programming vs. Machine learning After attending the AI Frontiers conference at the beginning of this year, I was amazed, fascinated and befuddled at what actually is machine learning and deep learning and […]

Review of Bear notes app

Update on Nov 7, 2018 : Back to OrgMode. Again. This is a quick note on why I have started using Bear notes app: What I want Notes app needed. Must support images and attachments. Mobile-first. Absolutely need a notes app that syncs across computer and phone. That’s just how I function. Ideally, there should […]

Notes from AIFrontiers conference

My soothsayer friend BG told me last year that “deep learning is the next big thing”. I didn’t know what that meant. A few days ago, I attended the AIFrontiers conference in Santa Clara, California. Now I have a glimpse of what he meant :-) On This Page What is Intelligence? From Analog to Digital […]

New chinese translation of A Byte of Python

Thank you Mo Lun for creating a brand new Chinese translation of the latest version of A Byte of Python book! In Mo Lun’s words: I am a common journalism student from CYU, Beijing. And actually, I am an absolute newbie in Python programming when I start to translate this book. Initially, it was just […]

Notes from Postgres Conference Silicon Valley 2015

These are my quick jottings during the talks at PGConf SV today: Citus DB (distributed postgresql) will be open sourced citusdb is going open source as a PostgreSQL extension #pgconfsv – Josh Berkus First applause of day as @umurc announces CitusDB is going open source. #PGConfSV – merv Everybody loves Kafka Lots of Kafka love […]

Tech: Using Spacemacs

In the past couple of months, I’ve been using and, a first for me, regularly contributing to this open source project called Spacemacs. Spacemacs is a new distribution of Emacs. Think what Ubuntu did for GNU/Linux – Spacemacs is doing the same for GNU Emacs. It combines all the existing great pieces and providing an […]