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Hi! Hey! Hello, dear. (Punctuation and Salutations)

Dear Reader, Writing emails (Sadly, I never send letters anymore) always gives me more than a brief moment of frustration and anxiety because I often don’t know how to open then.  Should they be formal or informal, personal or professional, properly punctuated or commonly punctuated?  Similarly, I get a little anxious when I come to […]

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Deep Learning: Installing Keras

In my previous post, I mentioned building a neural network using Keras that was able to classify thousands of Reuters documents in under 10 minutes.  Sadly, installing Keras took more effort than I wanted–longer than actually building and training the network.  So, I worked out the kinks and scripted the process to go from a bare box […]

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My Dive into Deep Learning

I spent last week in a Deep Learning workshop and I came away both encouraged and disheartened at the same time.  (For the uninitiated, Deep Learning has no formal definition; however, I would loosely define it as a new name given to the class of machine learning techniques that combine many nonlinear functions in order to approximately model abstractions of […]

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Microsoft Outlook Tips

Although I’m a Mac guy, as promised in my previous post, here are four email handling features in Microsoft Outlook that I love. Drag to Create Calendar Appointments. Has someone requested a meeting in an email and not as a calendar appointment?  The nerve!  If you drag your email to the calendar (to a specific date or to […]

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Zero Inbox–Email Management

In this post, I’ll tell you how to achieve the zero inbox. The other day, I heard someone say that an empty inbox is an unreasonable goal. I whole-heartedly disagree! Not only is it a reasonable goal but given the accumulated hours of your life wasted scanning your inbox for a particular message or figuring […]

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iPhone Reminders App

Despite my protests to the contrary, I do not have a great memory for one-time tasks. I like to think that I have so many grand thoughts going through my head that I simply cannot be bothered by such narrowly defined things. Fortunately, the iPhone was made with geniuses such as myself in mind. Enter […]

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iFamily: Shared Calendars

Between us and our children, we have to keep track of rehearsals for dance, strings, band, and Praise Team and performances for all the above. Add to that doctor appointments, meetings, volunteering, and social events. Despite our ferocious defense of our family calendar, we get busy. Here comes the calendar app to the rescue. One […]

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“Find My iFamily” app

One of my favorite iPhone features is the “Find My iPhone” app. As of last month, everyone in my household has an iPhone and, while it hasn’t revolutionized anything, it has simplified my life a little. All the devices are registered to a single account: mine. So, I can find out where my family is […]

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The Official Seminar Announcement

It’s official!  The new edition of AACPL’s “Library Happenings” is out and it mentions my free seminar at West County Library.  Yep, that’s me on page 7, center of the page, right after the announcement about Don Kerr’s car care clinic.  (Don happens to be my mechanic and he launched out on his own last year. […]

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Seminar Information Online

I updated the page about the seminar.  Hopefully, it has all the information that you need so you will decide to come. It’s very late.  So, in a future post, I’ll let you know how this thing came about.  For now, though, check out the seminar page.

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