Fire Tablet, wow, that's kinda pointless

We happened to win a Kindle Fire HDX tablet at an event. Since we've been talking about getting the kids a tablet for a while I thought "yay, sorted"... until they actually tried it.

There are no apps for the thing. Or, rather, the apps the kids actually use, YouTube, various games, Google Maps ...

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Why did I feel a desire to open Skype?

For some reason I've felt the need to open Skype for the past day. That's weird, as I never use Skype (I generally use Google Hangouts). Apparently I skimmed over an article on their outage and it triggered some neuron that said "remember Skype, you used to use that, maybe you should click ...

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Neural Nets on the CPU Are (as Expected) Pointless

I finally got my OpenDeep Dataset implementation for the TEDLIUM dataset feeding into a basic generative RNN... and as expected, it's pointlessly slow. Expect to go, say, 100 epochs... and it's already taken ~ 2 hours on the first epoch. Seems like I really do need to get an Amazon account and use that ...

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Just got my Ticket tickets are now on sale. $99 for self-sponsored tickets, $49 if you're a student, 2 days conference plus 1 day sprints, November 7th and 8th. IIUC they've sold out every year, so you likely want to get your order in soon. (Obviously I waited until after I had my tickets to ...

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KDE Seems to run on fglrx now!

So when I started testing the soon-to-be-released KDE Plasma 5.x releases they were... less-than-usable on fglrx (and would fairly frequently fail to come back from suspend/resume), so I had to switch the laptop over to Intel graphics. However, since I need to be able to run OpenCL and OpenGL/GPGPU stuff on the ...

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Old School GPGPU is Frustrating

So I burned the evening on trying to get a working GPGPU implementation for my desktop/workstation and laptop.

Started off with PyOpenCL, but wound up blocked on that due to libcffi failing with some missing headers. So switched back to playing with raw GPGPU on GLSL. The actual setup/GL part went well, but ...

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Raspberry Pi PyOpenGL

So since Soni got me to setup raspbian on the old raspberry pi, I got PyOpenGL + GLES2 working on it today. There is a bug in raspbian's EGL library (it depends on GLES2 without linking to it), but with a work-around for that bzr head of PyOpenGL can run the bcmwindow example/ ...

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Another little road-bump on the road to Python 3

Another day of Python 3 overhead.

OpenGLContext is getting close. Most tests/demos work under Python 3.4, but FontTools (the library I use to pull out the system TTF registry and glyph/outline information) isn't Python 3 ready. It's been picked up by Behdad on GitHub, but there's no release with ...

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OpenGLContext is almost on Python3

Anthony has been working on getting SimpleParse ported to Python3, so the last *major* impediment to making OpenGLContext (and PyVRML97) Python3 compatible is in-process. In the meantime, I went through and bashed out fixes to get most of the OpenGLContext tests/demos running under python3.4. Anything which is relying on VRML parsing is still ...

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