Notes from Japan

Notes from Japan I spent about a week in Japan, which was the last stop on my trip. Right away you notice the trains. It’s a train culture. It seems to be one of the most effective train systems, both within Tokyo and intercity among other Japanese cities. I walked around and one of the first … Continue reading Notes from Japan

A Now Page

Heard on a podcast interview with Derek Sivers the idea of a ‘now’ page, sharing a bit of what you are up to now, sort of a variant of the ‘about’ page. So I put a now page together on my blog at thekeesh.com/now.  What I wonder about for the currently 1942 people who are … Continue reading A Now Page

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

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