Before noon, Esme and I went to garden centre "De Carlton", which is
just a short ride from our house. I was not sure if the place wou
open but it was. I wanted to buy two orchids, Phalaenopsis sp. And
after looking around for a while Esme fell in love with a large
specimen of Monstera deliciosa.
When I found out it was only 5 euro to have the large plant delivered
I decided to buy it as displayed standing inside a nice basket.
On our way back, Esme spotted a large branch. In "De Carlton" they
have a large branch hanging with plants and lamps attached to it. She
wants something like this above our dining table. Despite the branch
being large and heavy she insisted on carrying it on her bike while walking.
Past 4pm the two orchids and the Monstera were delivered home. I
took photos of the Monstera in its new location, and a photo of each
of the orchids against a white background.
The branch Esme took is probably going to be a weekend project. I can't
wait to see it in place.
What’s a virus, anyway?
For starters, viruses are easily the most abundant life form on
Earth, if you accept the proposition that they're alive. Try
multiplying a billion by a billion, then multiply that by ten
trillion, and that (10 to the 31st power) is the mind-numbing
estimate of how
individual viral particles are estimated to populate the planet.
Don’t repeat my mistakes while developing a ML library
A while ago, I took a project where the goal was to develop a Natual
Language Processing (NLP) library that would support multiple
pre-trained embedding methods (BERT, Elmo, Word2Vec, etc.) — similar
to Hugging Face’s
transformers but with more models and support for multiple
languages. The library should take a document corpus on the input
and transform it into an aggregated embedding for each document. The
library should be developed in Python 3 and the goal was to
integrate it into an online platform for Machine Learning. In the
development process, I’ve made many mistakes and I am sharing it
with you, so you don’t repeat them. Most importantly I learned a