On the 17th of June 2023 I married the love of my life.
I had the best day of my life
On the 17th of June 2023 I married the love of my life.
I had the best day of my life
In our relentless pursuit of progress, humanity's insatiable ambition to create better technology and improve life on Earth has led us down a path of innovation and discovery. One remarkable concept that aligns seamlessly with this drive is "Ephemeralization," a term introduced by the visionary thinker, R. Buckminster Fuller. At the core of ephemeralization lies our collective aspiration to do "more with less," revolutionizing the way we interact with technology and envision a brighter future for ourselves and the planet.
Ephemeralization embodies the very essence of human ingenuity and adaptability. It is the remarkable ability of technology to achieve greater efficiency while utilizing fewer resources, marking an unprecedented shift in our approach to problem-solving and sustainable living. As we aim to create a better world, ephemeralization becomes a beacon of hope, driving us to overcome the challenges that lie ahead.
Unleashing Human Potential:
The history of human progress is woven with tales of ingenuity and creativity. From the invention of the wheel to groundbreaking space exploration, our desire to do more with less has propelled us forward. Ephemeralization has been instrumental in unleashing human potential, empowering us to transcend limitations and push the boundaries of possibility.
As we stand at a crucial crossroads in the face of environmental challenges, ephemeralization offers a lifeline for our planet. By harnessing cutting-edge technology and adopting sustainable practices, we can create eco-friendly solutions that minimize waste, conserve resources, and mitigate our impact on the environment. From renewable energy sources to efficient transportation systems, ephemeralization serves as a catalyst for achieving a greener and more sustainable future.
Beyond its environmental implications, ephemeralization holds immense promise for social progress. Advancements in technology have transformed communication, healthcare, education, and accessibility, opening doors for improved quality of life and greater inclusivity. By embracing ephemeralization, we have the power to uplift communities, bridge disparities, and pave the way for a more equitable and compassionate society.
In the grand tapestry of human endeavor, ephemeralization emerges as a guiding principle, weaving together our ambition to create better technology and improve life on Earth. With every innovation and groundbreaking discovery, we inch closer to a future where doing more with less becomes a reality. As we unite our efforts, driven by a shared vision, let us embrace the transformative power of ephemeralization and usher in an era of sustainable progress and a brighter future for all.
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2. McHarg, I. (1970). Design with Nature.
3. Hawken, P., Lovins, A., & Lovins, L. H. (1999). Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution.
Game theory and the Berge equilibrium are two concepts that have a significant impact on our lives, the business world, and the economy. Game theory is a mathematical study of decision-making and behavior in strategic situations, while the Berge equilibrium is a concept in game theory that describes the situation where all players in a game make optimal decisions given the decisions of the other players. Together, they help to explain why we make certain choices and how those choices can impact the broader economy.
The idea of game theory has been around since the mid-20th century when it was first introduced by mathematician John Nash. Since then, game theory has been applied to various fields, including economics, political science, and biology. The basic idea behind game theory is that it models decision-making situations as games, where each player is trying to achieve their desired outcome. The players must take into account the actions of the other players and make their decisions accordingly.
The Berge equilibrium is a specific outcome in game theory where all players in a game are making their optimal decisions given the decisions of the other players. In other words, no player has an incentive to change their strategy, as doing so would result in a worse outcome for them. This equilibrium can be reached through various types of games, such as the prisoner's dilemma or the stag hunt game.
Game theory and the Berge equilibrium play a crucial role in understanding many aspects of our daily lives. For example, in the job market, we can see the impact of game theory on negotiating salaries. Both employers and job seekers are trying to achieve their desired outcomes, and each party must consider the actions of the other. In this situation, the Berge equilibrium can be reached when both parties agree on a salary that meets their needs.
The business world is also heavily influenced by game theory and the Berge equilibrium. Companies are constantly competing with one another for market share and profits. They must consider the actions of their competitors when making strategic decisions, such as pricing, marketing, and product development. In this situation, the Berge equilibrium can be reached when companies find a balance where each company's market share and profits are optimized.
In the broader economy, game theory and the Berge equilibrium can help explain the cycles of boom and bust that occur. For example, in the housing market, buyers and sellers are playing a game where each party is trying to achieve their desired outcome. When the market is in equilibrium, buyers and sellers are making their optimal decisions given the decisions of the other party. However, if there is a sudden change in the market, such as an economic downturn or an increase in interest rates, the equilibrium can be disrupted, leading to a bust in the market.
In conclusion, game theory and the Berge equilibrium have a significant impact on our lives, the business world, and the economy. By modeling decision-making situations as games and analyzing the Berge equilibrium, we can better understand why we make certain choices and how those choices can impact the broader economy. As we continue to face new challenges and changes in our world, game theory and the Berge equilibrium will remain essential tools in understanding and predicting human behavior.
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2. Fudenberg, D., & Tirole, J. (1991). Game theory. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
3. Osborne, M. J., & Rubinstein, A. (1994). A course in game theory. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
4. Serrano, R. (2008). A short course in intermediate microeconomics with calculus. New York: Cambridge University Press.
The path ahead seems steep and long,
A daunting road to walk alone,
But with each step, you grow more strong,
And through the struggles, seeds are sown.
The shadows of the past may loom,
A weight that's hard to cast aside,
But with each day, a new day blooms,
And hope and faith will be your guide.
Though progress may be slow at first,
Each victory is worth the fight,
And with each milestone, quench your thirst,
For peace and joy and renewed light.
So take each day, one step at a time,
And trust the journey that you're on,
For with each rise, a new sun will shine,
And a new day will dawn.
Deep learning has become an increasingly popular field in recent years, and with it comes the need for powerful tools to create and train deep neural networks. Enter DeepDetector, a deep learning library that is quickly becoming the new "Hello World" for machine learning enthusiasts.
DeepDetector is a Python-based library that allows users to easily create, train, and deploy deep neural networks. With its intuitive API and powerful functionality, DeepDetector has quickly become a go-to choice for both beginner and advanced machine learning practitioners.
One of the key features of DeepDetector is its ease of use. With just a few lines of code, users can create and train a deep neural network, making it an excellent choice for those new to the field. Here's an example of how simple it can be to get started with DeepDetector:
from deepdetector import models model = models.Sequential([ models.Conv2D(32, kernel_size=(3, 3), activation='relu', input_shape=(28, 28, 1)), models.MaxPooling2D(pool_size=(2, 2)), models.Flatten(), models.Dense(10, activation='softmax') ]) model.compile(optimizer='adam', loss='categorical_crossentropy', metrics=['accuracy']) model.fit(x_train, y_train, epochs=10, validation_data=(x_test, y_test))
y_testwith your actual data.
DeepDetector also offers a wide range of pre-trained models that can be easily imported and used for various applications. These pre-trained models are perfect for those looking to quickly add deep learning capabilities to their projects without spending the time and resources needed to train their own models.In conclusion, DeepDetector has quickly become a popular tool in the world of deep learning, thanks to its ease of use, powerful functionality, and wide range of pre-trained models. Whether you're new to the field or an experienced practitioner, DeepDetector is definitely worth checking out. So why not give it a try and see what you can create?
In the summer of 2018, I shipped one of the largest 3D printed design and manufacturing projects I've ever undertaken.(Probably the largest in the world at the time)
Here is a link to it : www.reflection.art
It is a large scale kinetic sculpture commissioned by a world famous designer name Zivo .
This project was a turning point for me, in terms of utilizing additive manufacturing to build large scale products; I had only ever used additive manufacturing to fabricate small parts, and reflections took me over the edge, not just from an engineering perspective but also from a design and artistic angle. I was forced to think out of the bounding box of my machine (3D printer ) and put together a work of art that accurately portrayed the message being conveyed.
Reflections is all about balance, the three sculptures directly correspond to a nuclear family - The father, The mother, and The son.
Set at a towering height of almost 5 meters for the father , 4.5 meters for the mother and 4 meters for the son, the family is perched on a dome ( the dome of life) that functions just like a Rolly Poly toy, only magnanimous !!.
Weighing in over 3 tons, the entire sculpture moves when the figurines catch the wind just like a sail, they sway from side to side, rolling over till the edge of their world and then due to counterbalancing of the weight of the family, they all roll back in, representing the ever present and balancing force of family in our Human lives.
Reflections ask's us the question: Where are we without the ones we love ??
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Github link : https://github.com/discourse/discourse
1- AMAZON EC2 - Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS instance.
2- AMAZON Simple Email Service ( SES) - SMTP
3- Route 53 domain hosting and routing.
1- Login to AWS - https://aws.amazon.com/
If you do not have an AWS account , you can sign up for a free trial and you will receive 750 hours of EC2 compute hours, 5 GB of S3 storage and many other great Amazon Web services for free, for the first 12 months.
2- Once you have created your account navigate to the EC2 option under compute, when you click on the services menu.
Once your in the Instances dashboard, at this point my suggestion would be to select the correct region in AWS. For this example and many of my projects I use North Virginia Usa east-1, due to a host of reasons like : cost , latency , & features,
3- Choose the region which is closest to you or your target market, from the drop down menu on the top right.
4- Click on the instances option on the left menu bar.
5- Now select the blue colored launch Instance button
Next you will find your self in the AWS market place , here you can find the list of all images of the operating systems available on AWS EC2.
6- In the top search bar type in Ubuntu , the first option that will be displayed is the ubuntu configuration we are looking for : Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS (HVM). Select the instance by clicking the blue select button on the right.
Select the instance type, for a fully functional website with 1000's of users, you should use at least a t3a.small instance with 2 GB of RAM memory and 2 Virtual cpus, that can be utilized to handle heavier work loads. For this example we will use a t2.micro instance, which is eligible for the free tier usage by AWS, it has 1 GB RAM and 1 Vcpu , the bare minimum required to run Discourse.
7- Select t2.micro , with 1 GB Memory RAM and 1 Vcpu.
8- Next click configure instance details , do not change anything here, click on Next:add storage.
Click add storage, the next part is important as AWS by default allocates only 8 GB of SSD memory to your instance. The required memory is at least 10 GB, not including back ups. My recommendation is to allocate at least 20 GB of memory to your EC2 instance, in case you will be utilizing heavy images and expect many users.
9- Allocate 20 GB of memory to your instance.
10- First name the security group, here we have name it as: launch-wizard-Discourse, then click add rule and add HTTPS, HTTP, SMTP, with default port numbers 443,80, and 25. SSH will be enabled by default , but my recommendation is to white list only your IP address, in the source section, to prevent any attacks.
11- Click review and launch, take the time to check your instance settings.
12- Click Launch.
At this point you will be prompted to select an existing authentication key or use a pre-existing one. For the sake of safety I would suggest you to create a new key pair, this is important as using the key is the only way you will be able to login to your instance.
13- Select create a new key pair from the drop down menu, and name the key pair, here we have used : Discourse_key1. Then click the download Key pair button and save the .PEM file in a secure location, your file will be name : Discourse_key1.pem.
14- Then click launch instances.
Configuring SMTP is a very important step, as Discourse will not be able to send the account activation email without it.
1- Navigate to Route 53 under the services menu in AWS and purchase a domain name if you do not already have one, then click on Hosted zones button.
1- Login to your Ubuntu instance, open an SSH client (connect using PuTTY)
2- Locate your private key file (Discourse_key1.pem). The wizard automatically detects the key you used to launch the instance.
3- Your key must not be publicly view-able for SSH to work. Use this command if needed :
chmod 400 Discourse_key1.pem
ssh -i "Discourse_key1.pem" firstname.lastname@example.org
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y
6- Install Docker, Run the below command to install the latest version of docker :
wget -qO- https://get.docker.com/ | sh
7- Check your docker version and running status with the below commands :
systemctl status docker
sudo mkdir /var/discourse
sudo git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse_docker.git /var/discourse
sudo su -
Hostname for your Discourse? [discourse.example.com]: www.forgify.io // use activated domain email//
Email address for admin account(s)?: email@example.com, // Use verified email //
SMTP server address? [smtp.example.com]:email-smtp.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
SMTP port? : 465
SMTP user name? [firstname.lastname@example.org]: Aasdwfewfc@#$#@ **
SMTP password? [pa$$word]: BL3456gdsDFEFS
Optional email address for setting up Let's Encrypt? (ENTER to skip) [email@example.com]: firstname.lastname@example.org
./launcher rebuild app
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
- By Rabindranath Tagore