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Summer is pretty tight this year, but there is always room left to read some good books, even if it’s a couple: Here is what I am reading this summer. Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World Rene Girard Girard is a hell of a theorist. His mimetic theory – imitation and its cultural Read More
In this new series, I will hand pick some of my favorite AI papers and just talk about it, as best as I can. I will be starting with GAN. Generative adversarial network (GAN) is a type of generative model, model that generates stuffs, as opposed to predictive models, that predicts stuffs… If you are reading Read More
To say anything about the subject of ‘career choice’ is something that evokes a mild dose of guilt, occasionally, in the writer. And it doesn’t take much of the scratching of the surface for the writer to realize that the reason he sometimes feels this way, is because he is akin to a person who Read More
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Genre: Biography | Technology I had always wanted to read Steve Jobs, so I figured reading about an inspiring subject at the beginning of a new year isn’t a bad idea after all. And I say, ‘Just brilliant.’ The book is almost too readable. Thick book (granted), but super slim Read More
A question buried in an answered question – The soul of two hunters – Nigerians as hunters, and why hell is a bottomless pit A question buried in an answered question I should start by saying that I have gotten used to life as a graduate student who occasionally write essays on an obscure blog, and only Read More
The Spirit of an Essay and the 3 Commandments – Mayhem on the Streets: Python Dance, Black Tuesday, et al – The Act of Sugar-Coating Problems – It is Far Too Easy to Become a Monster – A Manual for Dismantling Nigeria The Spirit of an Essay and the 3 Commandments One, it might be Read More
The Mouse to Elephant Curve – Dinner with Thomas Robert Malthus – The Kidney of Your Business – COVID-19 and the Intellectuals – In Case you are Wondering, Nero killed Saint Peter and Paul – Virtue-cum-Ethics Scaling Abstract: Friends, in this eclectic essay, I explored the implication of scaling in 1) metabolism/biology 2) business 3) Read More
Link to Vlog: YouTube | Blog I started playing goalie when I was around nine-years-old. And then I go on and off as a striker. I am still pretty good on my feet but I grew to love being a goalie. In secondary school, my classmates will kick the ball at me after school hours, Read More
In support vector machine, the goal here is to fit a gutter to (two) linearly separable groups of samples. To achieve this goal, a margin is defined by the support vectors; and an optimal hyperplane somewhere in the ‘middle’.