I am obsessed with this album. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pure_Heroine There are so many gems in the lyrics. They all break my heart. I love the way “I’m kinda tired of being told to throw my hands up in the air, so there” is old and young and something about her voice, her voice, her voice. I can’t… Continue reading i live in a hologram with you
I’m creeping myself out listening to this BBC Radio 4 segment on number stations!!!! you are about to enter a very strange world: a world of alleged spooks and spies, of conspiracies and covert operations, of illicit transmissions across the globe to secret agents on undercover operations. or perhaps just a world of fantasies, in… Continue reading Number stations
I went to Women 2.0’s conference in SF last week on Valentine’s day! I had gone last year too, when it was at the Computer History Museum. This year it was right by Union Square, at the Westin. It’s always an amazing event. So many inspiring stories. The winner of the pitch contest was an… Continue reading Angaza Design won Women2.0 PITCH 2013!
maiki, Maira, Parker, and other ironblogger-sf people: I think you’d like this article on reasoning by Kevin, who I went to college with: Eager vs. Skittish Utilitarianism | melting asphalt. I’d love to hear your thoughts, because you are also people that think about life and philosophy and perform this kind of introspection. =D
One day, I will understand suffix trees, and I will implement them in Ruby and find the longest repeated substring in Hamlet and run benchmarks. Then after that, I’ll, uh, write it for Ruby in C, which I only know a tiny bit about because of posts like this one about heap memory and ruby… Continue reading Suffix Tree Dreams
I went to the PhoneGap + Wikipedia event at Adobe immediately after the Wikipedia hackathon. I heard about it that Monday in the irc room O_O and thought initially that I couldn’t go, because I usually have Spot the Octopus rehearsal on Mondays… but that week, some Spots were sick and others out of town,… Continue reading PhoneGap + Wikipedia meetup (1/23)
I went to the Wikipedia SF Hackathon this weekend at Parisoma! Neil and I coded a phone gateway for the English Wikipedia on Twilio. You send it a text with your search query (like “Barak Obama” or “Seattle”) and it calls you back in a few seconds and reads you the entire text of the… Continue reading Wikipedia SF Hackathon! BERLIN HO!!!
I’m taking ai-class.com with 130,000 people on the internet. 80,000 were active in a 24-hour period over the weekend. Homework 1 is due in about 4 hours (4:59pm on Sunday Oct. 16 in my time zone), so naturally, I’m doing the homework now. Here I am, chugging along through the videos, when they stop loading.… Continue reading Last-minute homework
Five days ago, I restarted the hartl Rails tutorial book so that I could do it in Rails 3.0.9. These are my notes: I took them so that when I try to make my next project, I can find information more quickly! They grew much bigger than I meant. Doesn’t wordpress have a “read more… Continue reading Getting started with Rails – what I’ve done so far
“salt” makes a rainbow attack computationally unfeasible (reference). You take a plaintext password, give it some salt (usually a timestamp, so no one else will have the same salt as you), then take the password and the salt together and put them through your encryption method, and then put the encrypted pw in your database.… Continue reading help me understand salt