I'm quickly drafting a unit for the Creative Commons Certification on "Legal vs Technical Openness". This is to address the difference between something that is shared according to license language but is not quite re-usable because of the file formats things are shared under. e.g. proprietary software ones, ones that ...

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Back in February I wrote of converting an HTML5up static template to a Wordpress theme I call WP-Dimension. This was also a first run at putting theme settings inside the Wordpress Customizer. I run the static site for my own purposes at http://cog.dog (I still love my domain), but the Wordpress version ...

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What's the name when a simple expression or word in someone else's writings triggers a cascade of thoughts, related and tangential? This happened when reading Maha Bali's rich party-hosting metaphor in Lines Not Drawn – and Invitations of Sailors #digciz. I skip most of her post (well I did read it ...

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Fatherless Father's days, round 16. Of course I do have a father, I just can't call him on the phone as I last did in 2011. I can still write, and think, and remember. I continue to come across small things of his that I have in my home, or my tool ...

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The name of the band is subject to argument, but like those Brits in 1970 rocking atop a roof, at the Domains 2017 Conference something happened atop a rooftop in Oklahoma City. And then after the conference, weirder stuff happened -- people went home and fired up good old fashioned blog ...

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At a session today on "Deep Learning" at the ASCUE17 conference Steve Kenode lauded the merits of advanced machine learning, like Deep Mind's "learning" the best way to play Breakout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1eYniJ0Rnk I did appreciate the schematic way he explained it for a lay audience (including me) with the way weights are assigned ...

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I'm seconded now in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the ASCUE annual conference. This is their 50th annual event, that is no typo, fifty as in Five Oh, as confirmed by people today I met who have been coming for 15, 20, and one gentleman, all 50. The invite to keynote ...

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I said it many times Monday and Tuesday of this week that the Domains 2017 in Oklahoma City was not a conference but a gathering. Does that matter? You had to be there. This is a vain attempt to blog summarize and will fail miserably in capturing the experience. But I ...

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