An Easier Way to Set Up Remote Git Repositories for Lightweight Deployment

In an earlier post, I wrote about how I do very, very lightweight deployment with git. I found myself doing this over and over again, so here is a little script that does it for you. Now getting your local code on your server is as easy as: server$ python create_repo.py repo.git /your/checkout/directory/ local$ git … Continue reading An Easier Way to Set Up Remote Git Repositories for Lightweight Deployment

Hackers with Opinions

There is this big thing on the internet these days where computer people write essays. And its weird because these people are supposed to be techie people, you know, they just code and talk about binary, not write essays. But a very large genre seems to be emerging on the web which is the sort … Continue reading Hackers with Opinions

Predicting Gender of Facebook Statuses

I just did a research project for my CS224N class where we tried to predict the gender of different Facebook statuses. We also made a fun tool that will generate typical male and female Facebook statuses. Check out our research here.

What is the probability you get this question right, given you know Bayes’ rule?

So to rephrases the question: P(question right | you know Bayes’ rule) = … by Bayes’ Rule P ( you know Bayes’ rule | question right ) P ( question right ) / P ( you know Bayes’ rule) That’s kind of confusing. What struck me was how interesting it is how our intuitions about … Continue reading What is the probability you get this question right, given you know Bayes’ rule?

WordPress mobile

I am writing this current post from my couch on my phone using the open source wordpress app for iPhone. Here’s my review of the app: sweet. It’s very easy to use, and it has a great and simple interface. You can manage multiple blogs in a very intuitive and classicaly simple wordpress setup. If … Continue reading WordPress mobile

Google Wave Embedding

One of the cool things about Google Wave is that you will be able to embed waves into sites very easily and users can interact with the wave. I wrote a java robot that adds random quotes to the conversation, and here it is (if you have a wave developer account). –I have temporarily taken … Continue reading Google Wave Embedding