Author Archives: Gaius

About Gaius

Jus' a good ol' boy, never meanin' no harm

Forgotten Features

The ancient wizards who defined the ASCII standard knew what they were doing. ASCII for those who have not come across it, is the standard means of encoding mainly textual data as a stream of 7- or 8-bit bytes¹ for … Continue reading

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Learning a New Language

Generally, every program I write, regardless of what useful thing it actually does, and regardless of what programming language it is written in, has to do certain things, which usually includes Importing a library and calling functions contained within that … Continue reading

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ML in the Real World

About a decade ago now, I was doing a lot of what we would now call ML†, using the what is now called data exhaust‡ from the production infrastructure of an exchange, both the OLTP and DW sides. It was … Continue reading

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Article 13

A lot of fuss is being made about the potential impact of so-called Article 13 on YouTube. I think there are two possible outcomes that would be acceptable to me. Either: YouTube verifies the identities of all uploaders, and the … Continue reading

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Advice for Students

I went to UCL to study a 4-year programme in Mechanical Engineering. I wanted to work with big gas and steam turbines, for propulsion or bulk power generation. While there I realised that control systems were very interesting as well. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Professional Program Artificial Intelligence

Building on the momentum† of completing the Data Science track of the Microsoft Professional Program, and inspired by the amazing season 2 of Westworld, I have now also completed the Artificial Intelligence track, Microsoft’s internal AI course just opened to the … Continue reading

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Not-learning is a skill too

To be successful in tech, it’s well known that you must keep your skills up to date. The onus is on each individual to do this, no-one will do it for you, and companies that provide ongoing personal development are … Continue reading

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