IBM Watson Personality Insights

Back in 2010, I did a post on I Write Like which reported the author most similar to a writing sample. I gave it several samples for which it gave me several different authors. The trend I noticed was the topic of the sample seemed to predict the result. IBM Watson Personality Insights : uses linguistic analytics… Continue reading IBM Watson Personality Insights

Check Backups

I get a daily report about backups for each of the projects. One particular one has shown some odd results. The report has columns for: Completed, Successful, Partial, Failed, Missed, and Active. The particular problem is that backups show up in none of those columns when it is actually still actively running. (So it should show up… Continue reading Check Backups

Dear App Makers

Listen, I get it. I used your app. Yay! I even like it. So, maybe my friends will like it too? Seems reasonable. BUT, I am not one of the jackholes who post that stuff on Facebook and Twitter. The sad reality is, the more painful you make it to escape your requests to spam… Continue reading Dear App Makers

Review: The Red Record Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States

The Red Record Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States by Ida B. Wells-Barnett My rating: 5 of 5 stars The shooter in the recent Charleston massacre reportedly said: “You rape our women, and you’re taking over our country.” In the aftermath, the mayor claimed to not know much about the… Continue reading Review: The Red Record Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States

Loud and Proud

I realize I live in the great echo chamber. Most people I know live in the United States. Therefore, the political talk I hear is of the US. Because of friends in England, I hear some of the politics there. Other countries election issues come from news sources like the BBC or NPR. The ever… Continue reading Loud and Proud

My July 4th Thoughts

Legislative gridlock creates problems because events that logically should be avoided hit the precipice before a deal is worked out to prevent a catastrophe. The media portrays the cause of this state of affairs as due to partisanship or incompetence, which while either may be true, what makes me more nervous are politicians claiming a mandate. Winning an election… Continue reading My July 4th Thoughts