Pinned toot

I registered this account a while ago but haven't used it actively.

I'm a Python programmer and former Sysadmin in Toronto. I like tinkering with 3D printers, raspberry PI and electronics on the side.

I'm a Linux geek and participate with @gtalug.

Besides computer hobbies I like running and cycling a lot.

I'll be posting more of my side projects and hobbies here, I'll try to put other topics under cw.

I'm thinking about buying GeForce gtx 1060 to do do a couple of exercises on machine learning. Tell me if it's a bad idea.

tensorflow-rocm *almost* worked on Ryzen 5 2400G 😞

I tried to run one of the tutorial modules -- imagenet/classify_image.py.

This github issue shows pretty conclusively that onboard AMD graphics care are not supported by tensorflow-rocm -- github.com/ROCmSoftwarePlatfor

Alex boosted

From our July lightning talks, the video of presentation Taskwarrior with Tomas Babej is now available here -- youtu.be/gCat4d634YA

Alex boosted

Playing with 3D-printed fabrics. Feels really weird & funny but pleasant in the hands.

Alex boosted

TIL Kodak had weapons-grade radioactive material in Rochester, NY when I went to school there in 2000-2004. twitter.com/Foone/status/11515

Alex boosted
Alex boosted

The octobass is a perfect piece of Victorian performative excess of the intersection between art and science: First designed around 1850, 11 feet tall, beautiful, can hit a C note so low it can't be heard but only felt.

Alex boosted

Academic textbook publishing 

I just realized I really hate the phrase '... and you're golden'.

Now that two halves are done, I glue them together. Note that the pattern is a 3d printing artifact.

One of th lamp halves curled slightly because I didn't know correct settings for brand new filament I was using. Since then I bumped temperature by 5 degrees for both bed and hotend to 65C and 225C respectively for Sigma D3D pla.

Alex boosted

"The result was a system so arcane that when it was called upon to do the one thing that mattered — warn “fire!” and say where — it produced instead a nearly indecipherable message. "

The fire warning system in Notre-Dame with PGP-like usability 😂

nytimes.com/interactive/2019/0

Alex boosted

The Verge wrote a piece about Mastodon and Gab. There’s also a paragraph in there about what I had to say about this whole thing. Give it a read if you’ve got a few minutes to spare.

theverge.com/2019/7/12/2069195

Alex boosted

The next #GTALUG meeting is on Tuesday, August 13, 2018. We'll have lightning talks again!

gtalug.org/meeting/2019-08/

If you would like to give a lightning talk at our next #GTALUG meeting please send an email with talk title to speakers@gtalug.org

Spoke too soon.

Spool holder got dragged by the print head, fell off the table and knocked y-axis out of alignment.

Alex boosted

IKEA NOT lamp shade replacement I found on thingiverse looks kind of nice when it's being printed.

My printer wasn't big enough to print the whole thing at once, so I sliced it in half. Let's hope it would fit.

Material: translucent PLA (sigma e3d)
Print settings: 0.4 mm layer height

Alex boosted

I'm on a train going to an art show. I refuse do do anything productive.

Here's a sky picture. It might rain soon.

Alex boosted

Hello vuex, what does this even mean? Some sort of esoteric javascirpt syntax or a recepe for an ancient potion.

getters: {
getN: state => () => state.n
}

Show more
Mastodon

Generalistic and moderated instance. All opinions are welcome, but hate speeches are prohibited. Users who don't respect rules will be silenced or suspended, depending on the violation severity.