Traffic Jam vs Eclipse

The total eclipse passed through the continental US today, with an estimated 7 million people travelling to view it. Now that it has passed, we can look at a historical indicator of where it was viewed from, by means of traffic. Spontaneous traffic jams seem to mysteriously correlate to the path of the moon.

DNN-assisted colorization of images

There has been previous work on automatic colorization of images, a fairly impressive process that takes a black and white image and converts into a colour one. This uses DNN’s and their ability to guess at probable outcomes based on massive amounts of trained data. It’s pretty cool, but it can sometimes go wrong —…

Building Twitcher for WordPress

When designing the blog, WordPress came with the tools I needed for article-based content, but it did not cover how to create many links and display in a short, updated manner. I go over how I added it on with just a few plugins.

Nokia 8 pictures, details leak… looks cheaper than the 6?

VentureBeat has a piece on the upcoming Nokia 8, HMD’s flagship entry. It lists the customary high-end specs expected; Snapdragon 835, 4gb RAM, 64GB flash, dual camera, and higher end version available for more moolah. The piece also cites an unnamed “Scandinavian Retailer”, the source of which appears to be an entry a few days…

Using the Speex codec in Java

JSpeex is a Java implementation of the Speex codec. By default, Java ships with either no encoding or the venerable G.711 encoders. However, if you want to store a bit of a larger data set, well, you’re out of luck. This is a problem for me, as I wanted to store a lot of spoken data in a little space. Luckily, the Speex codec is right for that, but it wasn’t as easy to get it into my project as I wanted.

Making WordPress fly on a single host

WordPress is an awesome tool for blogging. It is extremely feature rich out of the box, is complemented by a swath of plugins for any functionality it doesn’t have, and if that still isn’t enough it’s possible to edit and tweak down to the smallest detail to make it absolutely perfect for what you have in…