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PyTorch Should Be Copyleft

Neural networks have started to take off since AlexNet in 2012. We don’t have to call it a software war, but there’s a competition for mindshare and community contributors in neural networks.

Of course, AI needs more than a neural network library, it needs the configuration hyperparameters, training datasets, trained models, test environments, and […]

AI in Microsoft Office

This is an open letter to the LibreOffice-Discuss alias.

Hi all,

I came across a Microsoft AI video that I thought was interesting and food for thought here. The entire video is long, the link takes you directly to a demo of AI features in Office:

It shows an auto-designer, a better grammar […]

Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 900

Warning: this is about 5,500 words with plenty of links, so wait till you’ve got something to drink and some time.

After 3 years running Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 2, I decided to upgrade to a Yoga 900:

Lenovo Yoga 900 Amazon special for $900 – 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 3200×1800, Intel Skylake […]

1+ Year Running Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 2

In October 2013, I bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro: Promotional picture of a Yoga 2 Pro. After 5 years with a Thinkpad, I was ready to upgrade to a prettier model. I wrote a long, but still incomplete review, and it became the most popular article on my website. It has apparently become one […]

Shipping the LibreOffice HiDPI Patches, or How I Learned to Love Heartbleed

I wrote my story about getting some HiDPI patches into LibreOffice, but it was an unfinished one because while the code had gotten accepted into the main Master branch, there was a lot remaining. It hadn’t shipped, I’d only tested it on Gnome and KDE, it hadn’t been tried on Windows, and didn’t work on […]