April 9, 2017

Reading Steffen Rendle’s paper of Factorization Machines (PDF). Not only is the algorithm interesting, the paper itself is worth mentioning because instead of only equations, it includes a real-world example. More ML researchers should take note.

April 7, 2017

Hunting for treasure at low tide

Joseph Fox photographed the mudlarkers who comb the shore of London’s River Thames. Originally a term for the city’s poor who scraped a meagre living by scavenging in the river’s mud, it has been adopted by a new breed of treasure hunters, often armed with metal detectors.

These men and women show off their favourite finds, and discuss the joys of mudlarking.

March 18, 2017
March 14, 2017

After spending 40+ hours with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s hard for me to remember another game that evokes the same sense of exploration. No matter what you do, you’ll likely be sidetracked by a new quest, a quaint village, a new gameplay mechanic or just the beauty of the open world.

I’m hesitant to call this the best game I’ve ever played, but it’s not far off. I haven’t had this sense of childlike discovery in over a decade.

January 22, 2017

Fired up Diablo III during the weekend and went on to spend four hours with it. It really is the best podcast game: pop on your headphones, put on the Giant Bombcast, and go slay some demons.