Mystery Machine

Notes from the Mystery Machine Bus

What follows is an exact repost/mirror of Steve Yegge’s 2012 post “Notes from the Mystery Machine Bus” from Google+ on the software risk aversion axis. It’s not even accessible from the WaybackMachine. Enjoy. Notes from the Mystery Machine Bus I’ve spent the past eight years (starting back in June 2004) writing elaborate rants about a bunch of vaguely related software engineering issues. I was doing all that ranting because I’ve been genuinely perplexed by a set of “bizarre” world-views held dear by – as far as I can tell – about half of all programmers I encounter, whether online or in person....

September 6, 2019 · 36 min · Steve Yegge

The Only 4 Deep Learning Frameworks That Matter

Let me get this off my chest right off the bat: Keras is all you need for 90% of neural network tasks. Before jumping in, you should understand what is going on with neural networks(watch 3Blue1Brown’s videos). Ideally, you can understand all the math behind them and code a basic one from scratch (read Nielsen’s Neural Networks and Deep Learning). But for most cases, even understanding is unnecessary with all the pretrained models frameworks ship with nowadays....

October 10, 2018 · 4 min · Luis Gomez