Freddie's Blog

Freddie Poser's personal blog

Jun 9, 2017

Deep Learning for Java (DL4J) in Scala, MNIST and custom images

MNIST is a data set of 10s of thousands of handwritten digits which can be used to teach a computer to recognise these numbers. It is the machine learning equivalent...

Oct 5, 2016

Apple, podcasts and letsencrypt

Recently a friend wanted me to setup a simple podcast on iTunes for him. When he asked me I though “How hard can this be?”. After all, it is just...

Sep 24, 2016

Designing a Programming Language from Scratch

It has always been a dream of mine to create my own programming language, however useless. I have tried this a few times (see Slang and Slang2) however these aren’t...

Aug 19, 2016

Actually getting data with quill

Quill is a pretty cool scala library for generating SQL quieries at compile time. It has beautiful syntax and I really enjoy using it BUT it is really difficult to...

Aug 19, 2016

Setting up Octopress

Octopress, based on Jekyll, is a great way to run a simple, static blog with posts written in markdown. I use octopress to run this blog because it is light...

Aug 19, 2016

Compiling Bitcoin from Source

I recently tried to compile bitcoin from source on a Ubuntu laptop for fun. I have wanted to do this for a while and I finally got around to doing...

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