Author Archives: Gaius

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

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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Blockchain 101

If you are a developer who uses Git and knows what fast-forwards are and when and when not to use them, you already know literally everything there is to know about distributed/decentralised ledgers. A blockchain controlled by a single organisation is … Continue reading

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WSL is a Game Changer

Why did we (developers) flock to Macbooks? Even if using platform-agnostic languages and/or writing applications that would run on servers, we wanted portable Unix workstations with a high build quality and none of the hardware compatibility issues that come with … Continue reading

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Microsoft Professional Program Data Science

I’ve finally gotten around to completing the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science, which I started nearly a year ago. It’s a pretty comprehensive sequence of courses that gives a solid grounding in (and/or revision of!): Probability and Statistics (the … Continue reading

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