My resume (using open office BTW. The resume in Microsoft Word format.
Temple Beth Am did a Trip
to Israel, including a list of web
Transportation resources: planes, trains, buses, bicycles, boats, automobiles.
I am writing a science fiction novel in the my spare time, The Woman who was unstuck in time. It always bothered me that
So, in The Woman who was unstuck in time:
Please read the book and then send me comments.
My first project was comparing COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths against counties in Washington state voted for Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the 2020 election. My hypothesis is that the people who voted against Joe Biden did so against their own self-interest.
I met this guy, Kal Fultz, at a Puget Sound Python Users Group (PuPPY) meeting. He said that he needed a python programmer to do some Natural Language Processing (NLP). I told him that I knew nothing about NLP. He said that that was okay, he didn't have any money to pay me. So, I studied NLP. There are a couple of places you should go. If you are a student of NLP, and want to learn how it works, then go to the Natural Language Tool Kit (NLTK). On the other hand, if you just to get something done, then spacy.io is the way to go. There is a web page called displacy, which shows off how to do a block diagram of a sentence, and uses spacy's technology.
If you are going to "do" NLP, then you should be familiar with the Pennsylvania
Treebank Part of Speech (POS) tags.
Question: What is the difference between "Let's eat, kids" and "Let's eat kids". And before you are horrified, consider that "kid" can mean a human child or a young goat.
So Fultz had 2 problems. First, he wasn't actually working on an NLP system, he was working on a knowledge representation system, which is rather different. Fultz and Seth Filip wrote a paper, "Introducing SKYSET-a Quintuple Introducing SKYSET-a Quintuple Approach for Improving Instructions". He wasn't completely wrong: he needed an NLP person to write some software so that a document written in a natural language could be parsed and inserted into a skyset database. Now, in fact, I hadn't a clue about NLP. In fact, I didn't know what I didn't know about NLP. The descriptions about the libraries I was using, NLTK and spacy, were absolutely correct and extremely well done, so I was seduced into believing that I actually knew something. Think of it as a really well-written book about chess. You can learn to be a chess player by reading a book. You cannot be a good chess player unless you actually play chess.
I am writing a book, Failure is Not an
Option: a guide to building highly reliable computer systems from cheap
hardware and open source software.. Also, I wrote an
essay on Network Neutrality, which tries to explain why this is a
A tutorial on how to send
secret information over an insecure system, or, how to send private
information over E-mail (This is for you, Hillary
I had an application once where I wanted to add semantic knowledge to the attributes of a class. But most of the attributes of that class did not need that extra information. The solution: an inner class. But that led to interesting problems and at the time, I didn't have the time to solve them.
I am also interested in becoming more proficient with jupyter, which is a system for writing. Currently, my tutorial is published on my website http://www.jeffsilverman.ddns.net/inner_classes.html. I also have the inner_classes.ipynb notebook in its original form, suitable for downloading and running in your own jupyter engine.
For more information on my work with Google's visualization API, see google_test_visualization.html. Also see the annotated line demonstration.
If operating systems were
list of things somebody thinks we ought to know something about.
This is something of a strange story. A bunch of us python geeks
walked into the meeting room and there on a whiteboard was a list of
topics that whoever wrote that list (we have no idea who he or she
was) felt we should know something about.
A short story about how how I met the Messiah.
The map of the middle east I always wanted to draw. Now google apps gives me the technology to do so.
In November, 2017, I wrote an Essay on
Gratitude. March 13th, 2019, I published it.
My portfolio of
selected writings and presentations, gathered into a single page.
My wife is an experienced
nanny in the Seattle area.
I am mastering a program called GRASS, which is an Open Source GIS system. Here is a map I made of the pacific northwest.
If you want to correspond with me secretly, then use openssl to encrypt
and decrypt messages. I have documented the procedure at Jeff
Silverman's public Keys page, which has both openssl and GPG
I have created a website for experimenting with various web design applications. See Jeff Silverman's experiments in website design.
see new web server .web server .web server .