Programming

‘im here to learn so :))))))’ – The exploitation of an AI *Trigger warning for the content of some images*

Some people may have heard of the short-lived existence of Microsoft’s AI chatbot called ‘Tay,’ others may have completely missed the event. The latter would come as no surprise, given that Tay was released on March 23rd of 2016 and was taken down the very same day. This artificial intelligence chatter bot was published on Twitter and was designed as a 19-year…

Digital Media – Can you trust your senses?

Technological Advancements These times of exponential technological advancements, in both soft- and hardware, allow us to create AI’s (Artificial Intelligence) that have not been thought possible just a couple of years ago. For example: Just look at this recent video posted by Boston Dynamics and their new AI + Robotics: In this specific example, the little parkour exercise the robot is executing…

“Hacking” the Trash – Part 1

Striving towards freedom If you are anything like me: you love independence and hate being dependent on other people. Furthermore, if you have been a student, living in a bigger city, you probably are familiar with the concept of sharing a house with multiple people or even the landlord him-/herself. Well, in my current living situation I share a house with four…

GEDCOM

Genealogy or family history is a popular pastime in Europe and still even more in the USA. Something we Westerners tend to forget is that many Asian countries have much longer traditions of genealogy, partly due to ancestral veneration or worship. The availability of DNA tests for ethnicity and ancestry surely contributes to the growing army of family enthusiasts. Modern researchers often use computer…

Hello World!

Hello World! is the first post on any new install of WordPress. Although I always end up deleting it (as one should), I cannot help but still be charmed when I read the words. It’s just a placeholder for any content that is to follow, but is at the same time much more than that. History of Hello World For those who…