08. September 2020

Fibonacci Spheres in Blender

I’ve been messing about with blender a bit since the pandemic started. I originally thought I could use it for visualizing data, which is certainly true, but I’ve found more that I’ve been getting in blender-world. I was watching a “coding adevntures” video over the weekend where the author described using fibonacci spheres as a way of evenly distibuting points on a sphere. But I couldn’t find an easy way to do this in blender.

So I made an extension. It’s mostly cobbled together from code snippets I found on-line. You can check it out on my git hub.

10. August 2020

Archiving photos from iOS to a network drive.

I wrote a while back about a script I wrote to run on my android phone that would sort and archive any photos I had on the device into dated folders I have on a network drive. Privacy and de-googling concerns led me to get an iphone when the time came to upgrade (essential, my old phone’s manufacturer shut down, and faced with an aging battery and a looming lack of support I decided to upgrade). This left me with a problem, how would I sort my images into my archive?

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21. October 2019

Uploading and sorting photos from android over sftp using termux.

I was super excited to find that I can install bash on my phone, then scp and ruby. It opens up a lot of possibility of what a phone should really be able to do. Too often I feel constrained by limited options in apps.

An example of this is taking old photos and putting them into my long term storage on my home computer. I backup to google photos, but I like to keep a local copy too. My old workflow for organizing files was to either use usb or “andftp” app on my android to get the files onto my machine, then sort them roughly by date into folders for ease of retrieval. Both of these methods are time consuming and don’t give the best result.

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19. September 2018

Deep Learning Fundamentals

Here’s a talk I gave at work that gives a run-down of some fundamental concepts in deep learning, and I finished the talk with an example of a convolutional neural network in keras.

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