Author Archives: jay

About jay

I'm trying to build something interactive where I can learn from others and hopefully share useful knowledge too. thecapacity@gmail.com

Training Neural Nets with CouchDB – part 1

My goal for this post is a bit technical and I’ll try warping both an artificial neural net, as well as my biological one, around an exploration of CouchDB, so read on if appropriate to your interests. As you may … Continue reading

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rsync is even smarter then I thought!

I love rsync and feel like I use it a lot but it took a friend of mine to teach me another lesson in the power of this tool! I think one of the reasons social networks have taken off … Continue reading

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Booklist – Entry 3.5: “Habits of the High-Tech Heart”

I’d like to take this brief interlude to make a painful admission to you. You may be asking how one could have a “.5” book review… Well, I opened a book but actually didn’t read it! In my youth, such … Continue reading

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Booklist – Entry 3: The Drunkard’s Walk

This is the second book in a row that I’ve really enjoyed so it might be easy to say I was on a roll picking winners. Yet, to do so would negate all I’d learned from “The Drunkard’s Walk” which … Continue reading

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Booklist – Entry 2

As promised in my earlier post I wanted to be more active in continuing my reviews, and this is a book worth the accolades. In “Predictably Irrational” the author, Dan Ariely, gives us a chance face some of the most … Continue reading

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