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Made

Here are things I've created myself.
Play Reversi!
2016-05-02: Site News

Play Reversi!

I added a Reversi (a.k.a. Othello) game to my site. The AI will improve in a few weeks, once the genetic algorithm I've written has had time to optimize the parameters.

2016-02-24: Site News

Site update

There's a new page about my favorite illustrators, a page about my Java games (although it's difficult to get Java applets to run in browsers nowadays), I've added a cake recipe (in Swedish), and there's a new image in the portfolio.

I've made some corrections to the site code; some minor functions are still missing, but as of this update, the site seems to be working more or less as it should, and I'll start concentrating on adding more content.

Also: It turns out I had forgotten to include the file responsible for saving portfolio image ratings. Go rate my portfolio images!

Elvis
2016-02-22: Portfolio

Elvis

A caricature for Caricaturama Showdown 3000

I bought some comics!
2015-04-24: Journal

I bought some comics!

I received a package today! For the first time in a long while, I've ordered comics from Yesasia and Amazon, including Åsa Ekström's new book about culture clashes and misadventures in Japan. Now all I need to do is to learn these stupid languages.

2014-12-23: Site News

Site redesign

I decided to switch to a new layout before everything was ready, partly to force myself to finally get it done, and partly to stress myself out for no good reason. Come back in a week or so, and I'll have much more content up. You should probably be celebrating Christmas now anyway.

Example layout
2014-04-26: Portfolio

Example layout

An unused layout for a project

Example layout 2
2014-04-26: Portfolio

Example layout 2

An unused layout for a project

Judi Dench
2014-03-18: Portfolio

Judi Dench

A caricature for Caricaturama Showdown 3000

Crow girl
2013-11-01: Portfolio

Crow girl

Pig robot
2013-05-23: Portfolio

Pig robot

My friend Anna likes pigs and robots.

Nothing Personal
2012-12-01: Portfolio

Nothing Personal

Cards for the board game Nothing Personal

Big Mary
2012-11-01: Portfolio

Big Mary

Bette Davis
2012-09-28: Portfolio

Bette Davis

A caricature for Caricaturama Showdown 3000

Chaplin
2012-08-27: Portfolio

Chaplin

Trädfällning & Trädgård
2011-07-21: Portfolio

Trädfällning & Trädgård

A new site design for Trädfällning och Trädgård with a specially adapted CMS; eg you can drag an image to the CMS, and it will automatically upload it, resize it, create thumbnails and add it to a lightbox gallery.

ELA
2010-07-09: Portfolio

ELA

Smakverket
2009-12-18: Portfolio

Smakverket

Christmas card 2008
2008-12-12: Portfolio

Christmas card 2008

A morbid Christmas card I made for my friend Alice

Forgotten Lands: First Colony
2008-06-21: Portfolio

Forgotten Lands: First Colony

Some graphics for the game Forgotten Lands: First Colony

The Aviator
2008-06-13: Portfolio

The Aviator

Found

Fun or interesting things from the internet.
2019-10-28: Link blog

Calculus Made Easy

Calculus Made Easy is a book on calculus originally published in 1910 by Silvanus P. Thompson, considered a classic and elegant introduction to the subject.

The preliminary terror, which chokes off most fifth-form boys from even attempting to learn how to calculate, can be abolished once for all by simply stating what is the meaning–in common-sense terms–of the two principal symbols that are used in calculating.

These dreadful symbols are:

(1) d which merely means “a little bit of.”

(2) ∫ which is merely a long S, and may be called (if you like) “the sum of.”

Thus ∫dx means the sum of all the little bits of x.

2019-10-26: Music diary

Nicholas Britell - Succession (Main Title Theme)

2019-10-21: Link blog

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance.

Alessandro Pluchino at the University of Catania in Italy and a couple of colleagues have created a computer model of human talent and the way people use it to exploit opportunities in life.

When the team rank individuals by wealth, the distribution is exactly like that seen in real-world societies: 80 percent of the population owns only 20 percent of the total capital, while the remaining 20 percent owns 80 percent of the same capital.

That may not be surprising or unfair if the wealthiest 20 percent turn out to be the most talented. But that isn’t what happens. The wealthiest individuals are typically not the most talented or anywhere near it. 

So if not talent, what other factor causes this skewed wealth distribution? “Our simulation clearly shows that such a factor is just pure luck,” say Pluchino and co.

2019-10-19: Link blog

Invisibility cloak

Canadian camouflage manufacturer Hyperstealth Biotechnology has applied for patents on its ‘Quantum Stealth’ material.

2019-10-19: Link blog

What Would Really Happen if a Nuclear Weapon Exploded in a Major City?

The reason no government wants you to think about all this is because there is no serious humanitarian response possible to a nuclear explosion. There’s no way to really help the immediate victims of a nuclear attack. This is not a hurricane, wildfire, earthquake, or nuclear accident — it is all of these things at once, but worse. No nation on earth is prepared to deal with it.

2019-09-23: Link blog

How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: Responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming

2019-09-23: Link blog

Abstract Strategy Games: The Definitive Guide (2019 Edition)

This is a regularly updated guide to abstract strategy games: what they are, which are the best, and where to learn, play, buy, and discuss them.

2019-09-05: Music diary

Gunship - Tech Noir

2019-08-31: Music diary

Lana Del Rey - Doin' Time

2019-08-22: Link blog

Talk to Transformer

This GPT-2 based text generator, which can generate relatively plausible-sounding text from a short prompt, has been upgraded with a larger model. Would you even notice if I let the generator write the rest of this link description? 

Well, you probably wouldn't notice if it wrote, "This link can generate a short, plausible sentence if you enter a few words."  But, it would have to know a lot more about what that sentence was (which is what it needs the generator to do), and it would know all about "this link can generate a short, plausible sentence if you enter a few words." And, this is why you should pay close attention. The generated words might be a little different than the text that you think it should be, but it would make sense that it would.  It can't be very good at telling you, in detail, what the sentences are supposed to be, but it still knows how to tell you things like, "This is what you think this sentence is going to say if you enter some small number of words," or "What you think this sentence is going to say if you enter a few more words."
2019-08-13: Link blog

GDPR is an identity thief's dream ticket to Europeans' data

Over the space of two months Pavur sent out 150 GDPR requests in his fiancée's name, asking for all and any data on her. Of the responses, 24 per cent simply accepted an email address and phone number as proof of identity and sent over any files they had on his fiancée. A further 16 per cent requested easily forged ID information.

The range of information the companies sent in is disturbing. An educational software company sent Pavur his fiancée's social security number, date of birth and her mother's maiden name. Another firm sent over 10 digits of her credit card number, the expiration date, card type and her postcode. A threat intelligence company sent over a list of her email addresses and passwords which had already been compromised in attacks.
2019-08-10: Link blog

LearnCpp.com

 Excellent and comprehensive C++ guide.

2019-08-10: Link blog

Causal understanding of water displacement by a crow

2019-08-10: Link blog

A First-Person Adventure Is One of the Coolest Mario Maker Levels Yet

2019-08-10: Link blog

DeepL translator

Claims to be "the world’s best machine translation".

2019-08-10: Link blog

The Rabbit Hole

 Summaries for hundreds of non-fiction books.

2019-08-10: Link blog

Microsoft Research has made a big advance on the GLUE benchmark, roughly human-level performance at common sense reasoning

OpenAI's GPT-2 scored a 70.7% back in February, and that was 7 points ahead of second place. At the time, that was a scarcely believable jump forward in the state of the art and one reason why everyone was so amazed by the network.

So a 70.7% success rate is great compared to what AI could do. It's still severely crippled compared to what humans can do. The human success rate for the Winograd Schema challenge is 95%.

Microsoft's latest endeavor, however, completely smashes through everything we thought we could do, resting at about 89%. This is unbelievable.

2019-08-10: Music diary

John Maus - Cop Killer

2019-05-07: Link blog

MuseNet

We’ve created MuseNet, a deep neural network that can generate 4-minute musical compositions with 10 different instruments, and can combine styles from country to Mozart to the Beatles. MuseNet was not explicitly programmed with our understanding of music, but instead discovered patterns of harmony, rhythm, and style by learning to predict the next token in hundreds of thousands of MIDI files. MuseNet uses the same general-purpose unsupervised technology as GPT-2, a large-scale transformer model trained to predict the next token in a sequence, whether audio or text.

2019-03-11: Music diary

Terje Rypdal - Mystery Man