Day: June 16, 2007

  • False Positives

    It’s often argued that the high false positive rate proves the system is poorly run or even useless. This is not necessarily the case. In running a system like this, we necessarily trade off false positives against false negatives. We can lower either kind of error, but doing so will increase the other kind. The […]

  • Consolidation

    Everything is miscellaneous, right? Well, my categories in this blog were quite numerous and growing all the time with subcategories. They got to the point my desktop client, Deepest Sender, had more than a screen’s height of categories. The side bar required over a whole screen height on my 20″ monitor to display. Unmangeable…. So, […]