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Made

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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.
2019-08-22: 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

2019-03-08: Link blog

The Evolution of Trust

An interactive demonstration of various strategies for the prisoner's dilemma, and the implications for trust in general.

2019-02-25: Link blog

Why I'm an Effective Altruist

Next year, we’re aiming to donate fifteen percent of our income instead of ten; by coincidence, that means we would be able to save fifteen children instead of ten. Half a classroom. You’re a hero, if you rescue half a classroom from a fire.

And we can do that next year, and the year after that, and the year after that.

(...)

Whenever that voice in my head that talks about how I’m a worthless stupid failure who doesn’t deserve to exist gets too loud, I count up the children I’ve saved.

I’m a worthless stupid failure and I’ve saved a dozen kids and nothing and no one will ever be able to take that away from me.
 
In terms of a purpose in life and a sense of accomplishment, you could do worse.
2019-02-21: Link blog

Better Language Models and Their Implications

We’ve trained a large-scale unsupervised language model which generates coherent paragraphs of text, achieves state-of-the-art performance on many language modeling benchmarks, and performs rudimentary reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarization — all without task-specific training.

2019-02-07: Link blog

EU Copyright Directive Has Been Made Even More Stupid, And Some Are Still Trying To Make It Even Worse

According to the current proposal, nearly every company that allows comments on their website will have to compare every comment submitted to every copyrighted piece of media ever, or they will be legally liable. MEP Axel Voss is pushing for the law to become even more draconian.

2019-01-28: Link blog

OMG a Girl!

Ever wonder what female gamers have to deal with while playing games? Watch Spawntaneous Gaming's OMG A GIRL series to find out! It's not always pretty. 

2019-01-22: Link blog

Melodice

Youtube playlist soundtracks for board games.

2019-01-13: Link blog

The International Dialects of English Archive

A useful resource if you want to learn various accents.

2019-01-13: Link blog

Autonomous car lidar destroys camera sensors

Rules ensure lasers are safe for human eyes—but not necessarily for cameras.

2019-01-06: Music diary

Vangelis - The Bounty (End Theme)