Thursday, May 21, 2015

Morning Madness: An Ode to Mercedes S

This is the morning madness, of a drive along skyline.
Cutting through fog as thick as stew and waves of dew,
#@70mph, hugging the memorized curves without tapping the breaks,
the top and windows down, listening to the tires searing and splattering the film of water,
Mountains and cliffs shrouded in clouds in the clasp of prehistoric moments.
At last, I reached the mission, the valley in SF, parked the car and let it sigh.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Microsoft Surface Projects

I thought this could be of interest to academic folks: Academic RFP for research with surface hub. 

Saturday, May 02, 2015

What does a trip to NY mean?

A two day trip to NY means:
Among other things, like meeting artists by proximity. Someone asked me what I like about NY. It is the shadows. The light is just so, even the shadows and silhouettes on a soho afternoon are theatrical. 

Predicting Population Size

Computer engineers claim they predict impressions, clicks, conversions, prices, and other things billions of times a day;  data mining researchers write papers on time series prediction; machine learning researchers use ensembles as default answer. Still, it is very hard to predict things, even aggregate things, in reality. Here is a piece on prediction in practice