Sunday, July 28, 2013

Staying connected/wired

Our iphone5 was being overcharged for data usage.  Verizon was unable to connect with it using their WiFi and had us replace the phone completely.  Apple's replacement is a reconditioned unit!  We'll see how that works out.  The phone was only a couple months old.

AT&T is our home internet provider and every month or so we have to unplug the modem and reconnect it in order to get it working again. 

We also have a CableOne ADD box ("all digital device") which must also be unplugged and reconnected occasionally to get it working.  It also runs quite hot, even when turned "off."  Sometimes when you go to turn it on the indicator light goes from red to green for a second and then back to steady red.  You may have to turn it "on" a few times to get it to stay "on" (green).  Changing channels is also quite slow.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Asa H as a project in deep learning

Asa H is an example (the first?) of deep learning (see Y. Bengio, Learning Deep Architectures for AI, Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2009 for a review). It is, however, more than that, it also involves the study of such things as vector utility, etc.

The importance of luck

"any successful person in any field who in discussing their career doesn't use the word luck is a liar."  Paul Newman

Friday, July 5, 2013

Iconia W3

There was something wrong with the system software on our first Iconia W3 but Staples replaced it and we now have Asa H 2.0, ACT-R 6.0, QB64, and Lisp running on the W3. It also runs well as a pdf reader,
for my book Twelve Papers, for instance. I use both microSD cards and USB drives for storage.  I wish the W3 had a full size USB port; use of an adapter from USB to microUSB has a rather long cantilever arm and might easily break. I'm being careful.

Monday, July 1, 2013