There is an interesting video over on YouTube about creating no-etch circuit boards using a laser printer. I want to give this a try!
The World-champion chess player Gary Kasparov concluded that “Weak human + machine + better process was superior to a strong computer alone and, more remarkable, superior to a strong human + machine + inferior process.” He created “Freestyle Chess”, pairing a computer and a human to make a stronger chess player. This hybrid combination is sometimes called a “Centaur”.
I went for a run today along Brighton beach and found a £10 bill on the sidewalk! Unfortunately it’s now raised the bar for my running – I’m going to consider it a bad day if I don’t find cash on my run now!
Today has been a day of Analytic Number Theory study. I have a couple of assignments due next week on the Calculus of Variation and Analytic Number Theory. I’m a bit behind in my study plan, but that is nothing new. I found some excellent YouTube videos on various topics that I am working on – it really is an amazing resource!
Helen and I did a lovely walk along the coast from Brighton to Rottingdean along the cliff walk. We do this walk quite regularly, because it’s a fairly easy one from our place in Brighton. Today was such a mild day for winter! 11 degrees and partially sunny.
I was doing some work with Twitter Bootstrap 4 yesterday. It’s amazing how many differences there are with Bootstrap 3 – it’s changed a lot! All my old knowledge has gone out the window. I quite like it though – it does feel a little simpler.
My new Amazon Spot was delivered yesterday. It is a round Alexa device with a small screen that lives in the bedroom and acts like an alarm clock that you can shout at. We have a number of other Alexa devices, although this is the only one with a screen. It is great to be able to ask Alexa for the news in the morning and get a video feed from the BBC. First impressions are very positive, although it was quite expensive given that an Echo Dot is about £30.
I have been reading and thinking about the difference between being a digital nomad and being location independent recently. A digital nomad is primarily based around travel – seeing the world while working remotely. Location independence (to me) means that you may be based primarily in a few different locations in the world, and you set up your life in such a way as you are not dependent on one particular location.
I just formed the company “Hi-Tech Nomad Ltd”. I have had the domain for forever, and have always wanted to do something with it. I have the twitter handle @hitechnomad, and lots of other social media assets. My plan is to provide information, goods and resources for “digital nomads” – those people who travel and work on things that are location independent.
@ashleymcnamara : “Debugging is like being the detective in a crime drama where you are also the murderer.”