A post that outlines my experiment in learning Bahasa Indonesia by identifying and memorizing 80% of the most frequently used word in a body of text. Continue reading Data driven language learning
Uber has at times been giving route previews which has differed from the renderings of Google Maps. It’s very likely that the route preview is based on OSM data.
“Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time” is a quote often attributed to Winston Churchill. Since there is active debate in Thailand about the best form of government for the country, I would like to add information to the debate.
This is a list of resources for anyone who is about to have a baby or already have young children. We’ve found that it has helped us a lot and it may help you as well.
Continue reading Parenting resources for geeks
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Commuting by bicycle in a major city can sometimes be a hair raising experience, with bicycles often having to share the road with trucks, busses, speeding cars and other motorized vehicles. One solution to this is to use Brouter that gives you alternative routes which are usually much safer and more pleasant than direct routes. I will give an example of
This is a response to an article by Andrew Biggs in the Bangkok Post called Le Tour de Death. I was going to attempt a paragraph by paragraph translation, but it was so lacking in substance and so full of straw men, I couldn’t. Instead, I present some major flaws with the article that shouldn’t have let it past the editors, and an overall counter-argument. Continue reading Le Tour de Death of Journalism
The Geoserver at Open Development Cambodia was configured to serve TMS tiles but it didn’t seem to work, here were the steps taken to debug and resolve the issue. Continue reading Geoserver Geocache TMS blank tiles
One of the arguments against Open Source software has traditionally been the question of support. With regular software, after you purchase it you get a phone number or an email that you contact and a paid support staff will sort out whatever issues you’re having. I’ve come to learn that this is a bit of a fallacy. Continue reading The audacity of using open source software