Tuesday, January 24, 2017

React.js isn't fashionable this season

The head monkey in Silicon Valley begins using a new javascript framework and all the monkeys in India, Europe and Russia do the same.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My project in Assembly language

With the capacity of seeing similarities with and differences from other languages, learning Assembly language is now easier than it used to be a few years ago. I'm working on a project called 温泉 or Onsen. It's a DNS server working over HTTPS. I'm using NASM for it in particular and in general.


Friday, December 23, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Machine learning and black swans

Machine learning is all about prediction based on historical data. Does it take into account black swans -- unpredictable events that occur out of the blue and are completely random and thus can't be predicted? It doesn't. How accurate is machine learning in general then?

Let's take the famous turkey. For a thousand days it's been fed, but on the 1000 and 1st day it was killed, cooked and eaten. What would a machine learning algorithm make of it, is it able to predict it being killed based on the first 1000 day? Not only is it unable to, but also it'll predict, obviously, that the chance of death is infinitely small, if not zero. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

My VPN service is somewhat ready

https://murasakinoki.com 紫の木

It functions like clockwork, although it's not completely ready yet and even the name isn't final either. The authentication mechanism is done via a temporary token which you receive on your email, with no password. It's built in Elixir/Phoenix framework.

The website has moved to omagatoki.co It's pronounced Oooo .... magatoki.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Are you really the one who ownes your data of your facebook account?

The other day I listened to an story of a man who had been sued by facebook and had courage to stand up to the company click-click. In his story he mentioned that most companies in Silicon Valley absolutely love the fact that very few people read terms of use when they sign up at a website. 

Facebook how it's displayed for me in Cambodia

Facebook's terms of use and supposedly terms of use of other Internet giants as well state that the company is the party which owes the user’s data. Not the user. The user is out of luck. This means that after you've signed up at facebook, your private data, pictures, videos and other stuff belong to facebook. Who among users is actually aware of that?