AI Woof

Today I started seriously working on the AI Wolf project, which got funded by the University for January and February. The basic client code is much simpler than I thought at first, although the documentation (specially in English) is seriously lacking. I should put in the effort to prepare some sample code and a tutorial […]

Back to Work 2019

Today was my first day of work in the year, and to “celebrate”, I spend 12 hours at the university (_ _);… I used my new digital paper device to keep track of my activities during the day: about 6 hours reading and following up on e-mails, writing forms, and preparing documents. About 2 hours […]

Overfitting and Undercoding

Today I continued my adventures in Neural Networks. I’m working towards a system that uses “Artificial Intelligence” to detect features from pictures of plants in a greenhouse (such as leaves, branches, fruits, flowers). The final idea is to use this system to control a robot that would automate part of the work in a greenhouse. […]

Start of a new year, 2019

New year: Time to look back at what I did in 2018, and think about how I want the next year to be different. Thinking about 2018, I can say it was a “scramble” year for me. Above everything else, my tenure examination was looming over my head. Everything that I did, at least until […]

Weak Points

Today I went to the Vietnamese embassy to get a visa for the upcoming ICPC contest. On my way there, I fell and caught myself quickly enough with my arms. However, my left arm is still hurting. This is not the first time that a relatively minor thing makes me lose my breath or hurt […]

All our online personas

I think the first time I “blogged” was back in 1999, when I was 19. I had recently joined college (UNICAMP – Brazil), and found out that I could make a personal webpage. I set up a bare bones green HTML page, added a list of favorite links, and started writing short text called “rants” […]

My Game Computer Broke

My gaming computer broke just before Steam’s Summer sale. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. I arrived home that Summer Friday, thinking about what games I would like to add to my backlog, and the computer didn’t turn up. No beep, nothing. Dead. It was a long summer… This computer was my first major purchase […]

Taiwan Trip Thoughts

This week (24 thru 28) I’ve been to Kaohsiung in Taiwan for some Rest and Recuperating. Some thoughts off the top of my head about the trip: It was really good to unplug. I did no gaming, youtubing or redditing, and minimal twittering during these days. My brain feels rebooted and resetted. I also had […]

Blindsight

I have recently read the blood Blindsight, a “hard scifi” about modified humans meeting aliens species for the first time. I don’t remember exactly, but I think Jon recommended it to me. He’s just cool like that. The book was fun, if a bit hard to get into at first. I wrote a review thingie […]