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How Does Face Recognition Work?

The rest of the post (with images) is coming soon.  Summary Break the image down into sets of ever-smaller squares of pixels. Analyze the average brightness of the set of pixels. Compare the average brightness of a square to the squares around it and look for patterns called Haar features. Combine “probability face = yes”…

SOAP vs REST Interface

Note: I created this sample from a prompt, and decided to post it here for all to see. SOAP and REST offer two potential interfaces for web APIs. Which should you use for your project? SOAP SOAP, or Simple Object Access Protocol, is an XML-based protocol designed to simplify communication between web services. SOAP has…

How Does Speech Recognition Work?

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More of us are getting used to telling Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and other digital assistants to set reminders, add items to lists, and tell us news, traffic, and more. Have you ever wondered how speech recognition* works? The quick, basic answer is that you have a microphone that captures the sound, turns the analog signal…

Hello New Domain! So many plans!

If you’re new, welcome! If you’re returning from before, thank you for your patience while I was gone. I haven’t posted since May. What’s happened since then? Summertime camping with no internet – sometimes you just need to get away and unplug. Awesome things at work – exciting things also take time to create. House remodels…

Going Out on a Ledge

Going Out on a Ledge

As a young, awkward adolescent, I would often wear hand-me-down clothes or pass-ons from my older cousins. I remember a time in middle school wearing a shirt of some popular but distant beach or vacation spot when a well-meaning person asked me questions. “Have you been there? Wasn’t it fun?” Although the person was simply…

Retweet: “How to Write a Conference Speaking or Session Proposal That Gets Chosen Every Time”

Ann Handley (@MarketingProfs) tweeted at 4:46 PM on Tue, Apr 19, 2016: How to Write a Conference Speaking or Session Proposal that Gets Chosen Every Time https://t.co/QfWjqZscFb via @_Oratium @tamadear (https://twitter.com/MarketingProfs/status/722572149957918720?s=03) Anyone else out there submitting a proposal to speak at a conference? Ann Handley tweeted this post today from Tamsen Webster on how to…

Video Best Practices: Keep it Short

Keep your video 30 seconds to 3 minutes, although exceptions can be made (TEDX). Vines are only 6 seconds.
Break up longer topics into shorter segments in a series.
Example: Techsmith Camtasia help website: Great example of publishing your script, breaking up longer topics.