Running DeepDream on Video

I’ve been attempting to make DeepDream work but have been running into configuration problems on my Macbook. A friend suggested to try it on the cloud, which turned out to be a good idea since I’ve been successful so far in getting images processed by DeepDream following Dockerized instructions from the VISION AI team and a DigitalOcean droplet. If you haven’t created a DigitalOcean account, you can use my referral link to get a $10 credit.

I had to upgrade to the 4GB RAM, 2 CPU droplet just to make it work for 1080p since I was getting out-of-memory errors (error 173). However, it’s still taking roughly 17 minutes for each photo. At 7000 frames, it’s gonna take us 82 days just to finish processing all the frames. So I’m scaling it down to 1280 for now. I’ve signed up to AWS and Google Compute Platform since they offer GPU-enabled instances, but I’ve just learned that you need to request a manual quota increase so you can attach a GPU to your instances. Weird.

5 Reasons to Love the Kindle Paperwhite

If, like me, you like reading, the Kindle Paperwhite is one of the best devices you can ever own. I never thought I would say that. For the longest time, I was skeptical of the value of a specialized reading device. Even though I loved reading non-fiction, fiction, and long form articles, I never thought I needed a dedicated ebook reader. After all, I already had a phone with the Kindle app installed. It was only when my eyes started to feel the strain of too much screen time that I reconsidered my stance. And after buying a 2015 model and using it for a month now, I’m utterly convinced that the Kindle Paperwhite is totally the best way to read digital content. Here’s why:

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How to Take Screenshots in Windows 7 Efficiently

While screencasts and video demos offer certain advantages over text, screenshots are still important to supplement your text content if you want to cater to an audience that’s goal-oriented or needs more control. In this article, I’ll show you how to take screenshots in Windows 7 efficiently.

You probably know that you can press Print Screen and paste the screenshots from the clipboard to Paint or your preferred image editing program, crop it, then save it to a PNG. But you can streamline the whole process by using dedicated tools that allow you to easily capture a window or a rectangular area. I’ll show you two different methods.

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A Long Time Anti-Mac User Finally Buys a Mac

Okay, so I’m not really anti-mac, but from my OS and platform choices in over two decades of computing, you might have thought I was. I’ve gone through DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Slackware 4.0+, Windows 98, Windows 2000, FreeBSD, Windows XP, and recently Windows 7 as well as Android. I even dabbled with BeOS and Amiga on emulators at some point. But never a Mac.

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