Optimizing Magic: The Gathering in R

Magic: The Gathering Two years ago I was in the midst of starting a gut rehab on my home, starting a new job, and ramping up PERRO’s lead in the water campaign. Someone suggested that it might be good to do something that wasn’t productive to relax. In this midst of this presidency, a lot… Continue reading Optimizing Magic: The Gathering in R

NASA Frontier Development Lab

As usual, my long absence from writing has run concurrently with life being busy. Since my last post, PERRO has had three lead water filter distributions and is preparing for a fourth. I've been promoted to Executive Architect at IBM. The gut rehab of my new home has provided a constant source of excitement, entertainment,… Continue reading NASA Frontier Development Lab

Art via Artificial Intelligence

At the end of August a new paper was posted that showed how to "teach" an artificial neural network (ANN) the style of a given painting or piece of art.  It built off of earlier work by some people at Google they called inceptionism, from just a few months earlier. Don't worry.  The machines aren't… Continue reading Art via Artificial Intelligence