2017-06-04

R.I.P. Jean E. Sammet

early software engineer and co-designer of COBOL Jean Sammet died on May 20
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_E._Sammet

2017-05-25

Quotation of ...

A quote:
"The payee providing this certification is not a United States person (i.e., a citizen or resident of the United States as determined for U.S. federal tax purposes, a corporation or partnership created or organized in the United States or under the law of the United States or of any State, any estate that would be subject to U.S. federal income tax on income from sources without the United States which is not effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States, or any trust if a court within the United States is able to exercise primary supervision over the administration of the trust and one or more United States persons have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust), that the income to which this certification relates is not effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States, and that the undersigned has examined the information on this form and to the best of my knowledge and belief it is true, correct, and complete."
How can I even f*in respect them/that?
This is more retarded that comunism, christianity, islam and nazis alltoghether.

2017-05-09

Raspberry PI

Waited some time for this moment. Got Raspberry PI from work. Had weird dellusion that monitor's HDMI is bigger than PI's. Let this still be remembered as the first Raspberry PI day. Raspbian installed. First attempt at Qt application successful. Even ZX Spectrum emulator works.
Different subject: got some archaic Mac. box, heavy as hell. I wonder, when will I have the time to check it out.

2017-04-23

Tensorflow

Let this day be remembered as the day when I first installed Tensorflow.
20170504 update: I still hate Python. So I'm going with OpenNN... that one seems really neat. Cough-meter prototype / proof of concept starts kind of working.
Different topic. Just Installed VS2017. Apparently comes with Unity! So revisited. C# programmable. At least easy. Made a scene with mouse/cursor control and some rotating object. There will be games or stuff.
20170509 update: Updated Unity. Has some cool examples. Wow!

2017-03-31

More on the nostalgic note

I just realized, Giana Sisters for C-64 is already 30 years old. It has (c)1987 in it! :)

2017-03-22

Just some quick memos to myself

Yesterday I had my 44th birthday, today I had my 1st run with vs2017, and also 1st ever real life encounter with software FFT. Neat. The other thing is that nowadays it is easier/quicker to just download the movie than to look for its copy on an unplugged hard drive. What's more... Predator that I just watched N-th time is now 30 years old. Also... now I mostly watch movies after watching their "making of...".

2016-06-29

Some things change, some never do

The movie Independence II is just as carppy as the first one. But it was still fun watching it.

2015-04-26

Who inspires me the most

Who inspires me the most - basically a note to myself - and in no particular order.

from the past:
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Izaac Newton
  • Albert Einstein
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Nicola Tesla
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie
  • Alan Turing

    from relative present:
  • Lawrence Krauss
  • Neil De Grasse Tyson
  • Richard Dawkins
  • Steven Hawking
  • Douglass Adams

    NOTE: I will update this list.