Retro Kinect

12/07/2019

Today inspired by a Twitter post discussing why there wasn’t a game like Rez for the Occulus Rift, I decided to dust off an XBOX 360 and kinect to play Child of Eden. Now I remember distinctly buying the XBOX 360 bundle when it was new… due to the 360 RROD issues I think I actually bought 2 of them; but currently they’re just another console gathering dust whose main…

Today I experienced my first bricked Solid State Drive. Bad news; is that I lost months worth of finished propensity models. Good news; it was at work, nothing personal… and all backed up to OneDrive ๐Ÿ™‚ I thought they lasted close to forever, so I’ll be sure to backup everything this weekend, suggest you all do the same!

So @Twitter had given me an update, the issue is someone is trying to hack my Twitter / Blog / Gmail accounts; so my email wasn’t updating on my handset??? Now have access to email and can see that twitter have suspended @GamerGeekNews for ‘multiple copyright infringement notifications’, for tweeting links to TechRadar pages that I never had any interest in ๐Ÿ™ I’ve removed TechRadar from my feed, & apologised…

Twitter suspended

11/27/2019

5 hours or so ago my Twitter account was suspended ๐Ÿ™ Usually it gives me a prompt to enter my phone number… but not today! I have been suspended a couple of times lately due to re-tweets of ‘how to stream some sporting event for free’; if this is the case again I’ll have to look into how I can prevent my bot from sharing those in the future. Let’s…

I’ve curated my Twitter feed to keep me up to date with my interests, and I’m stoked that other people enjoy the same things that I do & decide to follow my feed too. I cover a variety of technology, data science, and gaming interests… things that I like. Now before I drop make this point don’t get me wrong; I love animals. I’ve been a vegetarian, sometimes vegan, for…

Here’s a copy of the code I have working for the OpenAI GPT-2 1558M model A couple of changes to the source code that were required to get it to execute: tensorflow-gpu==1.12.0 wouldn’t work, updated to: !pip3 install tensorflow-gpu==1.16.0 interactive_conditional_samples.py updated to: model_name=’1558M’ https://github.com/AmbiguousError/gpt-2/blob/master/gpt_2_1558M.ipynb

I had to see what the GPT-2 1558M model thought of Death Stranding, here’s a Guardian article I sourced the first couple of paragraphs from: Death Stranding review โ€“ Hideo Kojima’s radically tough slow-burning epic Model prompt Death Stranding defies convention, focusing on โ€œconnectionโ€ over combat and (almost) removing the notion of restarting a mission when things go wrong. Case in point: I failed to plan a delivery route and…

Excited to hear about the release of Open AI’s 1.5 Billion GPT-2 model, had to take it for a test drive. Couldn’t produce a trained model on my own text as yet, but I did manage to load the 1558M model into Google Colab and run a couple of conditional samples. I grabbed the text from a Guardian articles on the flooding in Doncaster: Severe flood warnings remain in Midlands…

My Raspberry Pi Python Twitter bot stopped posting last night. After I had strong words with it, and told it to pick up its game I deleted the cache database file and let it rebuild the history. This is something that I really need to fix, as my PiHole shows that my bot has made approx 191,383 calls to the twitter api in the last 24 hours… touch wood I’m…

Hardware issues with my Linux box, wanna be gaming rig. A single Windows 10 partition is kept for a one reason; Elite:Dangerous. But for the past 6 months I’ve not been able to play, Windows crashes each time I open it up. I know I’ve had overheating problems in the past, installed a couple of new cooling fans and heaps of silver thermal paste, but today I bit the bullet…