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Classifying my Own Images

23rd February 2019 Machine Learning Keras , Python

One of my pet projects is to be able to scan in images of my old diary and convert the written words to text. As this is a bit too ambitious for an early machine learning project, I decided to first perform a more basic analysis on the images: classify them into left and right pages.

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Creating a Post using the Tumblr API

28th January 2019 Web .NET , Umbraco

In this post I detail how I set up my code so that it automatically updates Tumblr when changes are made to the content within Umbraco. When I update a Cinema Cento post on the CMS, it now gets created or updated on my Tumblr blog.

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OAuth Authentication on the Tumblr API

20th January 2019 Web Umbraco , .NET

In this entry I explain how I set up OAuth authentication for the Tumblr API. Eventually I want to be able to write posts to the API, but for now I explain how to retrieve user information as that also requires the extra steps.

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Reading from the Tumblr API

17th January 2019 Web .NET , Umbraco

I have been keeping a blog on Tumblr for a number of years, and I was keen to replicate and (eventually) post to it from my Umbraco website. This post describes how I went about using the Tumblr API to retrieve the current posts on the blog and re-create them as content within Umbraco.

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Trying out TensorFlow

11th December 2018 Machine Learning Python , TensorFlow

As my machine learning studying has progressed I have now learnt about TensorFlow, a Python Library that provides lots of functionality for implementing neural networks. I decided to apply it to the Titanic data I have used previously.

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Machine Learning Practice

19th November 2018 Machine Learning Python

After spending many hours on courses studying machine learning techniques, I decided that it was time I had a go myself. I decided to start with a simple example: the Titanic dataset.

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My First Python Project

30th October 2018 Miscellaneous Python

When putting together a web page for an upcoming landmark birthday I decided that I’d like the banner of the page to be a montage of photos of me during my life. Hey, I’m allowed to be self-centred, it is all about me after all!

As I wanted to learn Python for my machine learning projects I decided to use that language to create my montage of images.

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Umbraco: Model View Controller

22nd March 2018 Web Umbraco , .NET

A look at using Model View Controller (MVC) to implement some more complex logic when using Umbraco, keeping the code out of the view.

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Getting Started with Umbraco

4th March 2018 Web Umbraco , HTML

This blog entry explains how to get started with Umbraco, having installed all of the components required and being able to log into the back office.

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Initial Umbraco Site Setup

In this entry, I describe how I go about initially setting up an Umbraco project, creating the local database, creating the .NET project, installing Umbraco, and adding it to a source code control system.

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Preparing for Umbraco Development on my New Laptop

My intention is to create a new website using Umbraco as the CMS. I have extensive experience of developing with Umbraco at work and wanted to continue that for my own personal website.

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Developing an Alexa Skill

7th January 2018 Apps Alexa , JavaScript

This is a short blog covering how I went about developing my first skill for Alexa. I had the idea that I wanted to create a simple skill for a bit of fun at work (we recently bought an Echo Plus for the office). 

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