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The latest popular neural application is Dall-e mini. Seeing a (now) niche video game like PUBG in Cattle's message blew me away - I'm used to fixed datasets like VGG16 and hot dog/not hot dog. I checked out the web interface:


I hit the big one. Luckily this game is co-op so I didn't have to do it alone.


A few weeks ago I talked about real estate, margin loans, and Elon Musk. I wasn't entirely convinced by a WSBer's assertion that we were headed for another real estate meltdown, though I think a market and real estate pullback is long overdue. Nothing has kerploded, but there's another chapter in this saga. (Fair warning: this post has plenty of other people's crude language and usernames.)


Changing the calendar number from 2021 to 2022 means there's data to be analyzed.


Rewind 19 months:


Huh, no posts about covid in months.


Well, we still don't have flying cars, but it looks like space tourism has finally arrived.


This guy no longer has to worry about covidd (spelled thusly: c-o-v-i-d-d, the extra 'd' is for a double dose of the Moderna).


Hey, I got it. First dose, anyway.


It's 2021 now. Not too different from 2020 but people are more optimistic.


Whether it's the fireplace, the geforce, or sunny surf sessions, xmas vacation has been about staying warm.


Covid continues, but the surge appears to have tailed off some. I guess this is the new normal until one of the many "almost-there" vaccines works out.


Covid time is time to revisit old projects and entertainment.


The album isn't new or anything, just decided to use the art.


Having bigger fish to fry, I hadn't really touched the media room in about ten years, aside from swapping some electronics and furniture. It seemed like a modest house project was in order when we hit reopening stage 2.5. The plan centered around repainting a darker, more cinematic color and moving the audio wiring from being exposed to hidden behind moulding.


From Corona to SpaceX to the Floyd protests, there's a lot going on and I'm just sitting here isolating. If only I had a 5G bioshield I could go ride some flat waves, maybe next birthday. Still, I can't complain about a beer and cheese of the month club and some home office-friendly dinosaur slippers. Thanks, Jes!


The uncertainity of two weeks ago has given way to various stages of compulsory home isolation.


Two weeks ago it was uncertain how this covid thing would play out. I don't think much has changed. I get the feeling we'll look back on this as either the biggest overreaction since terrorism or the epic disaster we absolutely could have avoided.


The last week of February was one to remember. Or forget.


Cattle's xmas Steam gift this year was Pako - Car Chase Simulator. It had me pretty well captivated for my first two-hour session. I think I worked out a little bit of strategy:


Winter has arrived, it's cold and wet. But that's why there's egg nog and 500W graphics cards.


Taking a few weeks off for the mcl tear, I did a photo session at volleyball. I started with a post-mounted off-camera speedlight triggered by the on-camera flash. It had the best lighting (side lighting woo), but was hard to keep the flash out of the frame. Probably would have been better to use the 20mm rather than the 50.


I'm on MCL tear number... err too many. Still, that just means no vball or sball, I can still game and do GBES events. For Brian's expedition, we started with Tiger Tiger donuts and finished at Street Car for some unbelievably hot chicken.


The August-September handoff has been hot and muggy - perfect weather for AM runs and surf sessions followed by afternoons in the cave.


July is beach month, we did some vball at dog beach where Lana and Kaf and Herman got some swimming in.


The Women's World Cup and Gold Cup have offered some exciting and anxiety-inducing soccer.


After travel and catching up, things are getting back to normal.


A couple small changes that are fairly evident below: I created an about page and a list of lists.


2019 has been all work and all play.


A year after going tankless it was time to flush the heat exchanger. At Ted's recommendation, Pops originally installed it with isolation valves, so hooking it up to a pump would be a wrench-free affair.


Jes and I went up to Seattle/Burien to see Jon/Tori's new place and new pup. Jes went up early, I joined on Friday and we took Pepper to the shore.


First and foremost: Tori and Jon got a pup.


Still more heat, still more man cave.


Brutal heat has meant lots of tabletop and video gaming between surf and pool sessions.


The Gentleman's Beer Exploration Society took a short hike to Bitter Brothers brewing. It wasn't exactly the backcountry, but it was a great day to be outdoors.


A little while back I ran into this Reddit post about using neural networks to redraw an image in an iconic art style. Okay, so, a computationally-intensive Instagram filter. Not really my thing but at the same time kind of cool. As it turns out, this dude implemented the thing using a Java deep learning library called DL4J. So a cheesy graphics tool as a way to get acquainted with a neural framework, why not?


Since Jes enjoyed rafting, I thought maybe she'd like an ocean kayak for her bday. We did a sunset paddle before going to see Isle of Dogs.


Jon, Dan, Derrick, and I took a trip to Park City. After considerable research, it appeared Snowbird would have been the preferred resort (acreage, conditions) but has a small and expensive inventory of on-site accommodations. To add to that, many of the ski areas have insane rental tax rates. Who would have thought Park City would be the more reasonably-priced option (for a ski-in/ski-out trip plan).


Two work trips this month. Luckily, there's Fire Emblem Fates, Liar's Dice, and some awesomely-named beers.


Between the Jeffsea xmas sweater party and being recruited to photo a couple of Christmas cards, seasonal garb has been in full effect.


The computing domain has come along some since we last checked in. Side note: hdr is great for interior photography. I need more practice at mixing, but it's a useful tool for mitigating contrasty environments.