Archives for: August 2007

posted by ben on 07.08.20 at 10:20, null, null, ben tries to beat Livermore, Leave a comment Permalink

It appears that past performance is, in fact, an indicator of future performance.

posted by ben on 07.08.14 at 20:50, null, null, ben tries to beat Livermore, 5 comments Permalink

If there isn't a bug, this is a happy moment. I'm thinking there's a bug.

Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
wow, there's a bug. how surprising.
Permalink 08/15/07 @ 18:16
Comment from: graham [Member] · http://nonplatonic.com/graham.php

fixed.

Permalink 08/17/07 @ 11:50
Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com

what is it you do at work exactly?

for that matter, what exactly do I do?

Permalink 08/17/07 @ 11:57
Comment from: graham [Member] · http://nonplatonic.com/graham.php
Hey now, I am an invaluable asset to my company. I do lots of important stuff. Computer stuff.
Permalink 08/17/07 @ 12:25
Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
blah.

Also, I miss clever computer names:

YALE - Yet Another Learning Environment -> Rapid Miner
POI - Poor Obfuscation Implementation -> POI (just a word, no acronym)

...stupid humorless computer industry.
Permalink 08/18/07 @ 13:17

Excel

posted by ben on 07.08.14 at 07:39, null, technology, Leave a comment Permalink

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/06/16.html
-via wikipedia

posted by ben on 07.08.11 at 14:22, null, null, ben tries to beat Livermore, 5 comments Permalink

anyone have a linux server with a speedy internet connection and a gig or so of free space that they want to give me a shell account on?

Comment from: collin [Member] · http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php
Didn't you used to have 7 of these?
Permalink 08/11/07 @ 15:10
Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com

I think at the height it was even more insane than that. I may just get a box at godaddy if no one has anything. Seems weird that none of us are dorky enough to have static IPs and servers any more... or at least a box at some hosting company with shell accounts...

This picture has 7 alone, and I'm pretty sure there were a few in the closet too.

Permalink 08/11/07 @ 15:21
Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
The godaddy crap plan is only $30. I should probably just do that.
Permalink 08/11/07 @ 15:47
Comment from: collin [Member] · http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php
I could install unbuntu and dyn-dns if you want...
Permalink 08/11/07 @ 15:52
Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
Do it! Bring back the cluster. I may be serious. I can't tell.

It doesn't look like Matlab likes Ubuntu. Is this real? CentOS?

...or should I just buy a new motherboard for my 64bit box and put it in my apartment whenever I get my apartment...

ack. don't know which to do.
Permalink 08/11/07 @ 16:01

posted by ben on 07.08.09 at 20:29, null, math, ben tries to beat Livermore, Leave a comment Permalink

The unprincipled approach to machine learning: use algorithms you've never even heard of in weka on your 100mb of stock data...

I'm having another one of those "Unless I've fucked up, I'm going to retire to Kopipi" moments. Let it stay.

Wow... that one only lasted a minute before I realized what I did wrong.

posted by ben on 07.08.08 at 20:13, null, math, ben tries to beat Livermore, Leave a comment Permalink

Anyone know how to invoke Matlab from the command line without bringing up the GUI? It seems to have something to do with the -automate flag, but I don't get it.

Right now I'm doing matlab -r computeBeta;exit

This brings up the Matlab window and closes it when done, but is kind of dumb. No one knows, do you? None of you use Matlab... boo.

Update: ...crap. Since it spawns off a new process, my Python keeps running happily while the Matlab runs and bad things happen. bah.

posted by ben on 07.08.08 at 19:25, null, math, ben tries to beat Livermore, Leave a comment Permalink

Weka seems to have gotten a hell of a lot cooler since I last used it (at least 3 years ago it seems). I suggest it for all you ML/data mining needs.