How Google’s AI can eliminate the need to keyword photos

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Here's a video I made that points the way forward when it comes to indexing and searching our photography libraries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiVrsQnVpRQ Google has built some truly amazing object and scene recognition AI (artificial intelligence) into its Google Photos service. By comparison, the drudgery of manual keywording we currently have to do, not only after we … Continue reading How Google’s AI can eliminate the need to keyword photos

What do you think of this?

I've always been curious about the two holes on ungrounded NEMA 1-15 plugs (Type A). There they were, one hole on each blade -- what were they for? When I had to make an electrical connection inside a junction box a few days ago, to power up a little adapter for a network camera, I thought: why … Continue reading What do you think of this?

Let the punishment fit the crime

Our penal system is ailing and I'd like to propose a fix. I think a lot of the time, we're punishing people for the wrong crimes and we're filling up our prisons with people who'd be better off serving our communities rather than sitting around at taxpayers' expense all day long. For starters, I'd legalize all drugs … Continue reading Let the punishment fit the crime

Introducing “The Elegant Gentleman”

I'd like to present a new project of mine, something that I've been thinking about and planning for a while. It's called "The Elegant Gentleman", and it's going to be a journey on which I'll hope you'll join me, where we will explore clothes, manners and the finer things in life, in the search for … Continue reading Introducing “The Elegant Gentleman”

A way to make Shuffle better in iTunes and on iPhones and iPods

I don't know about you but I've listened to all of the songs in my iTunes library. Repeatedly. Over and over and over. I keep buying new ones but inevitably, the play counts add up. And the ones I didn't want to listen to, I skipped over. Repeatedly. Over and over and over. And therein … Continue reading A way to make Shuffle better in iTunes and on iPhones and iPods

A couple of suggestions for Waze

I've been using Waze for over a month and I love it. If you haven't tried it yet, you should. It's surprisingly accurate, even in a country where you wouldn't think there'd be a lot of users, like Romania. The traffic updates can get a little overwhelming in large urban areas like Bucharest and sometimes … Continue reading A couple of suggestions for Waze

What can you do with corners?

Say you're stuck inside but you'd love to use your camera and take some creative photos. What can you do? How about a play on lines and colors? You can use your very own walls and corners, and then you can manipulate the photos in editing to make them even more interesting. It's a wonderful … Continue reading What can you do with corners?