Tuesday, 31 March 2009

First post with Windows Live Writer

I ran into windows Live Writer today.  The story goes at work we have merged with another company, usually we use Skype but the new company won’t use Skype so the two groups are using MSN for the time being.  Installing MSN Messenger also has a few extra tick boxes and one of them i windows Live Writer.  Its a simple enough WYSIWIG editor.

A Test Table  

With a few tricks like tables.

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And maps

Map picture


And video

In general it seems an improvement over the standard blogger editor.

We shall see

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Android on a Eee PC

Heaps of people must have seen this recent development, putting Google's Android onto an Asus Eee PC.



A few guys have already done it successfully to their own Eee


and most importantly its going into production with Asus. Is this the beginning of a new era in desktop OS's? Is it the thin end of the wedge? Who knows. Linux is now getting supported by a major player, but I wonder if Googles corporate instincts can match with Linux's Open Source ethos. Only time will tell, still I'm tempted to try android now.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Back from holidays

I haven't blogged for a while, I've just got back from holidays.

I have been reading HR Ekbias Artificial Dreams.

Its been a thought provoking book. Pointing out the problems with old Boolean AI, and also the lower end approaches like subsumption architecture and neural nets. A very good survey of AI over the years, as good as Daniel Creviers AI from '93.

Edit 2010.

You know I should add one of the things I got out of this book was the concept of a free ride. For any data structure, pattern matching method or AI technique to be successful out of specific boundaries it is clearly going to need a structure that will give it a "free ride" so it can generalize.