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 …


I have somehow ended up with almost identical blogs at WordPress, Tumblr, and LiveJournal. Yes, LiveJournal still exists - stop laughing. Anyway - cutting a very long, introspective, and boring story short, I'm going to limit the almost-daily head emptying posts to just WordPress. I find myself being drawn into all three communities and trying …

Allowing Discovery

I have renamed my blog. I never post anything remotely outrageous, so it makes sense to make myself a little more discoverable - to allow you to find me elsewhere on the internet if you have not already done so. I’m at Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr - all the usual places. I’ve changed my …

Trying Scrivener

I've owned a copy of Scrivener for years - since my first proper tilt at NaNoWriMo back in about 2007 if memory serves. If you've not heard of it, Scrivener is a word processor designed for writers, where you can organise your writing projects into binders with research, chapters, and so on. It's all rather wonderful, and lovely.

Half an Hour

I have half an hour left until I get to switch my computer off, climb aboard my trusty bicycle, and pedal my way back towards town. I'm already wondering what ass-hattery will be thrown at me during the journey - this morning was the third in a row where cars have pulled out in front of me with no indication what-so-ever regarding what they were about to do. Apparently I'm invisible.


I'm writing this post at 1:21am on Saturday night. The blog will show the date as Sunday. We all know that the early hours of Sunday morning are still Saturday night, don't we. Everybody knows that. Maybe.