By DB Tsai and Jenny Thompson. This article is also published in the blog of my company, Alpine Data Labs.
As a co-organizer of SF Machine Learning Meetup, it’s my pleasure to have Prof. Ng to give us a talk about deep learning. However, he is a famous celebrity (co-founder of Coursera, Stanford professor teaching Machine Learning on-line for free, and his deep learning work, etc) so that everyone knows him pretty well; as a result, I couldn’t find a good way to make a good introduction to him.
I tried to integrate an external non-thread-safe library to my web project; I found out that it’s too expensive to create an instance of the object for each client thread. Initially, I solved this issue by just sharing the same object across all the concurrent client threads, and synchronized this object externally.
I’ve been working very hard on a startup project, DuJour, as a co-founder for many months in Silicon Valley, and we are very excited to announce that our startup is now in [StartX], the non-profit incubator and accelerator program for Stanford students and recent alums.
I decided to do exercise few days ago after seeing my belly in the mirror and after finding my shirt didn’t fit me well. After coming to United Sates since last September, I have gained weight day by day without notice. Maybe it is all because the high calorie food such as burger with cheese, steak, beer, red wine and etc… Another reason may be I have to sit in the lab all day long to run some data and thus lack of exercise. When I was in Taipei, Taiwan, I used to take public transportation, which will require me at least walk to the station from school, work place or home. Taipei is pretty much like New York in traffic aspect and it is really unwise to drive in Taipei city. You will be stuck in the traffic jam and will have difficult time to find a parking lot. Therefore the easy way to move around in Taipei is to take subway. Basically all the places in Taipei city are accessible via subway. After coming to States, my moving distance is kind of short, only dorm to lab, to class, or some grocery shopping via zip car. After moving to off-campus housing in Mountain View, I purchased a pre-owned car and this give me an excuse for not doing exercise.
I moved to off campus on this June. Originally I am pretty satisfied with my living environment as it is really close to San Antonio shopping mall. Many supermarkets, banks, restaurants, like Target, Wal-Mart, Trade Joe, Ross, Chase, Chilly and Fresh Choice, are all within one mile. I can walk to these places as my after-dinner exercise. However, this is one thing I have to deal with, the neighbor.