Chess

While browsing YouTube videos late one evening a few months ago, I happened upon a presentation about the Google "Alpha Zero" project. If you've not heard of it, it's a Google artificial intelligence project investigating machine learning techniques, and used chess as an example. Cutting a long story short, the system learned to play chess …

Washington Square Park

While skimming updates posted to the social internet by far flung friends earlier this evening, I got sucked into reading a post recalling somebody's formative years - and how many of their favourite memories were attached to Washington Square Park. I stopped in my tracks, opened a chat window, and asked the author directly:"Is that …

Off Sick

After working like a trojan all weekend to keep the house and family together while everybody else was sick, my body finally held up the surrender flag this morning. I wrote an email to work at 8:30 letting them know I wouldn't be in, and switched on "out-of-office".I sat through a few training course videos …