Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Deep Dream Generator

This is an unenhanced photo of Barney

Photo enhancement IN REVERSE... using AI  backwards.???

Here is barney drawn in the style of a superhero.

Here is a link to do your own experiments.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Do Computers Dream?

Google Research posted this image that is the result of a computer dream.  It started as a solid grey image and Google AI was told to enhance the image 24,000 times.

I had a Dream.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Folding at home Setup

Join our team. Enter the team name "Tallassee" or the team number 261551

Open your browser and type this link, or just click the link.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Control data drives from the late 70's

This drawing represents 512 CDC SMD 300 MB drives. I've installed more than that at libraries all over the USA.

How much can this store?
Multiply 512 drives time 300 MegaBytes (300,000,000) and you get 153,600,000,000 Bytes, ( 154 Gigabytes)

A modern little USB drive is 4 Terabytes.
It holds as much as 25 rooms full of those old 1980 era drives.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

IOWA APP - What went wrong?

The first indication that the App was built by an armature is that it doesn't have it's own Icon, It uses the default Android Icon to launch it.

Here are a couple Screen shots

Opening Screen on the left. One of the many errors on the right

To Understand why the App was built I scoured the news sites and double checked all the facts I could find.
Then I built a little diagram of the key connected facts

 Looks Like the Husband of the campaign manager for Pete Buttigieg created the app.

Monday, January 20, 2020


Do you have twin brothers?
I don't. so I made some. These are both me... Errr. half of me.
 The Blue image is two copies of the left side of my face. The right image, is two copies of the right side of my face. Why would I do such a dumb thing?

While the two photos seem like a foolish prank, they have a use. I wanted to see if google and other facial recognition software would correctly identify these two artificial people. It turns out it is never fooled by such tom-foolery.

Monday, January 13, 2020


Just a movie I liked
See Trailer here:.Aeronaut Trailer
In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history.
More on it later.