Forrest in the Libraries (2/30 @ MIT)

What’s great: MIT Libraries. What’s not great: MIT’s Library Search System. (Also my ability to write everyday) Maybe because I don’t know what I want to read… when I decide I finally want to read. I actually don’t read much coming here because I get distracted too...

FOP, the pre-orientation orientation (1/30 @ MIT)

“Did you do an FPOP?” Me: “Yeah, I did FOP” “Wait FLP?” Me: “No, F-O-P. The outdoors program.” “Oh”   FPOPs: http://uaap.mit.edu/first-year-mit/orientation/pre-orientation-programs-fpops  FPOPs are pre-orientation camps that are optional for prefrosh. The number of times I had this conversation is astounding. Few people know about what I...

30 in 30 about MIT (0/30 @ MIT)

Spring break has passed. After finally getting some time for myself I realized I should start writing more. So I’m going to write 30 articles in the 30 days of April about something I know pretty well… MIT. There are many things that I want to rant...

Replacing iPad Air Screen

Replacing an iPad Air screen turned out to be much simpler than what iFixit made it seem to be (43 steps!) and probably the most accomplished thing I did all winter break. However it did take a long time (maybe because I was just being to precautious)....

AP Tests are Worth it

AP Tests are supposed to get you ahead in college, and in some cases, it does. However, overloading on AP credit doesn’t really help you as much: be wise in what you take, and if you decide to take it, study! Going to college I was surprised...

Parsing Shorthand Dictionary with RMagick and RTesseract [Ruby]

Ruby Wrappers: RMagick, RTesseract (image manipulation and image recognition respectively) You can Google how to install those gems.   Here was an example page of the dictionary. The shorthand translation was pretty much adjacent to the English word.

Here is what each # does. Loads the image...

Force Selenium to not load images [Ruby]

Sometimes it is unnecessary to load images in my selenium scripts. It takes time for the images (especially large ones) to load and messes up my sleep functions. Here’s how to prevent it from loading. There are more options and it’s listed in the All Profile Options...

Final Thoughts About RelevantXKCD project

Part of my RelevantXKCD project writeup After I wrapped a simple Django server and posted it on Reddit in the subreddit /r/xkcd, I got some great feedback! For the Model As /u/drcopus helpfully enlightened me, I should’ve done data augmentation on the original training set. I could’ve...