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kellogh

@kellogh@hachyderm.io

I'm a software engineer and sometimes manager. Currently #Raleigh but also #Seattle. Building ML platform for a healthcare startup. Previously, built an IoT platform for one of "those" companies.

Open source: dura, fossil, Jump-Location, Moq.AutoMock, others

Do I have other interests? No, but I do have kids and they have interests. I think that counts for something. I can braid hair and hunt unicorns!

I put the #rust in frustrate

He/Him

#metal #science #python

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kellogh, (edited ) to random
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do you answer spam calls?

kellogh,
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@zombiecube you’re missing out. you could be realigning the world by pranking the scammers

kellogh, to northcarolina
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they say is a purple state, but it’s more like a bimodal “flaming red” AND “ice blue” state depending on where you are

imo the blue parts feel far more liberal than any part of . i debate if that’s because the south is just more superficial about everything, or if people in seattle simply don’t talk to literally anyone so we don’t actually know if it’s a liberal or conservative area

kellogh, to random
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when learning about computers, i can’t imagine how people do it without “hacking” — tearing things down to the most basic components, building them back up in quirky ways

i had a CS prof that demanded everyone use Notepad.exe as their exclusive code editor and i kinda dig that mindset. you don’t need to efficiently write code when you’re learning

kellogh,
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i wonder if we’re getting so advanced that you can’t learn through hacking. but i don’t think that’s true. sure, you no longer have to go to the lowest levels FIRST, but you still absolutely can. but you can also put it off until later after you’ve groked other concepts. that’s powerful, imo

kellogh,
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but yeah, in the age of AI you can learn algorithms & DS without mastering the details of programming first. i have a hard time with that, but i know i’m biased by how i learned. ofc there’s alternate paths to mastery

kellogh, to random
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this is great! the last few years we’ve finally internalized how important bacteria is to our health, so broad spectrum antibiotics that wipe out all bacteria are sometimes more harmful than we wish.

this new antibiotic targets only Gram-negative pathogens, which commonly infect hospital patients and have frequently become resistant to antibiotics. This could save a lot of lives

via @erictopol https://mstdn.social/@erictopol/112527526392167502

lzg, to random
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i have google news alerts for some names, and there’s always a stranger with the same name who’s like a small town rugby coach or a librarian in canada, and i love following their antics in the local news outlets.

kellogh,
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@lzg the guy who owns timkellogg.com is basically everything i wish i was — a chocolatier, rancher and wyoming cowboy

dfeldman, to random
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Google apparently accidentally posted docs on the roughly 14,000 features that go into search results

Lots of somewhat surprising/interesting ones in there

For example, author names of blog posts, articles, etc. are special; it seems to have different tags for site types (personal, work, etc); lots and lots of stuff for filtering abusive/sexual/violent material

kellogh,
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@dfeldman you have to go to duck duck go to search for the news article

eleventy, to random
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objection.

kellogh,
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@eleventy @zlatiah you didn’t specify the performance dimension

kellogh, to random
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it’s funny that “legalistic” means a very strict interpretation, but in 2024 general society has become so saturated with computers and technology that actual legal interpretation seems vague, muddy and subjective

kellogh,
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in the web3 days, “code as law” seemed like a good idea, probably because people fundamentally misunderstood law

kellogh,
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those days were wild. people would say, “what if we…” and then outline the plot to a black mirror episode

one of the side effects of working in software is you most often observe software in a failing state, so replacing fundamental societal structures with code seems like a really bad idea

dev, to random
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Squirrels seem to be the apex predators around these parts

kellogh,
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@dev they eat nuts, which is pretty threatening imho

kellogh, to random
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i know “ginormous” didn’t used to be a word, but is it a word now?

kellogh,
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@bobmcwhirter you probably say jithub too

kellogh,
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@okohll that's ridonkulous

renwillis, to ai
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This is super interesting. It's just a conversation with a research about a study on LLM actual potential. It's only a 13min video, but basically the study shows that most likely AI can't have infinite growth because there is a limited amount of data available to train on.

There's a finite amount of data & no matter how they mathed it out, it's not a J-curve or linear growth of AI's capabilities, but an S-curve every time.

Worth a watch: https://youtu.be/dDUC-LqVrPU?si=Tcuh4NAwsxInvoev

kellogh,
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@renwillis more specifically, there’s strong evidence that exponential curves never exist in nature, only logistic curves in disguise

carnage4life, to random
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Another example of how Apple is getting left behind in the AI wars is that both Windows PCs and Chromebooks are going to have AI assistants, generative AI image tools and writing tools.

Apple will probably just announce the thinnest MacBook ever. Again.

https://blog.google/products/chromebooks/chromebook-plus-google/

kellogh,
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@carnage4life i’m a huge advocate for LLMs, but i’m not sure Windows and Google are good examples for how to deploy them. imo Apple has been quietly killing it in terms of downsizing models, and I have a feeling they’re going to suddenly announce something soon that’s a gigantic UX improvement, and leaves everyone in the dust

kellogh, to random
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people have been saying they’re getting a lot of spam from gmail.com, which is strange, i get most of mine from joebiden.com

kellogh, to rainbow
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the other day we had a #rainbow in our front yard. absolutely crazy seeing a rainbow so close. oddly there was no pot of gold or unicorns. the 3yo was ultimately disappointed
#rain #outdoors

kellogh,
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@dragonsidedd right, i imagine they used spectrum shifters to only show up as infrared

micah, to 3DPrinting
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@kim is going to see her nieces tomorrow so I busted out the 3D printer so she could be the best bad influence possible :neofox_wink_blep: :neofox_peek_knife:
#3DPrinting #sword

kellogh,
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@micah @kim if you don’t like her, print out hundreds of beads and give them to her kids

kellogh, to random
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calling that MS Recall thing a “keylogger” is simply unfair to keyloggers

kellogh,
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@patrizia right, and a keylogger doesn’t capture what’s on screen

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