Maciek’s Notepad

Travel :: Franklin, tygodnie 7-9

Jak pytam znajomych gdzie zjeść hot chicken, ten najbardziej nashvillski z nashvillskich przysmaków, wszyscy najpierw odpowiadają “Hattie B!”, ale później dodają, że jeśli chcę takiego prawdziwego, to Prince’s. Lokal otwarty jest w godzinach 14-4, pojawiam się trochę przed otwarciem, a przed drzwiami już czeka kolejka na kilkadziesiąt osób. Dotarcie do okienka zajmuje mi 45 minut, później jeszcze 20 minut czekania na jedzenie. Wnętrze obskurne, kilka stolików, siadam przy jednym z moją papierową torbą zawierającą smażonego kurczaka, sałatkę coleslaw oraz trzy kromki chleba służące do odsączania tłuszczu. Nad głową tłum składający sie z tych stojących jeszcze w kolejce oraz oczekujących już na jedzenie.

Technology :: Machine Learning in Three Pages

Controlling the model capacity is one of the greatest challenges in applied machine learning. It can be achieved not only by restricting the family of functions from which the model is chosen, but also by placing constraints on the chosen models that promote certain functions (usually considered “simpler” according to some metric) over alternatives. For example, in case of polynomials, a constraint might be placed that prioritises those with lower sum of coefficients, or those where the largest number of coefficients is set to zero. Placing such constraints on the models is known as regularisation.

Cooking :: Arabba fennel salad, cold or hot

So, we have picked the location that is close to the slopes, so that we do not have to take a bus, or walk for 20 minutes in ski boots, and that is not going to break the bank – but other considerations, such as well-equipped kitchen or proximity to the shops inevitably were of secondary importance. We could eat in the resturant, sure, but if we could afford the extortionate prices the resort eateries charge, then presumably we could have stayed in a proper hotel instead of a holiday apartment? Be it as it may, the situation is this: we are in an unfamiliar kitchen, with an unpredictable assemblage of pots, pans and utensils, but with the basic ingredients, such as olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper, probably missing. It is half an hour walk to get the groceries. What do we do?