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How Amazon’s Recommendation Engine May Shape Your Destiny

I have recently discovered that Amazon’s recommendation engine is powered by an open source artificial intelligence framework called Deep Scalable Sparse Tensor Network Engine (DSSTNE), pronounced “destiny”. I have tried to figure out how the Deep Scalable Sparse Tensor Network … Continue reading

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I’m A Travel Photographer With A Photo Credit

I take hundreds of photos on my trips and upload them to Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/youtuber/. Currently I have 34,915 photos on Flickr. I often go to the trouble of giving my photos titles and tags. This has finally paid off … Continue reading

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Drama As A Form Of Literature

I don’t think the theater community does enough to promote drama as a form of literature. The conventional wisdom is that plays are written to be performed on a stage and not read. While it is true that you should … Continue reading

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H. Beam Piper

H. Beam Piper was perhaps the most famous writer ever associated with Williamsport but the city has done little to celebrate his work. I’ve just finished reading a biography of H. Beam Piper by John F. Carr. I was curious … Continue reading

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Two In Italy by Maud Howe–A Book Review

I promised myself that I would actually read the expensive book I bought at the Complete Traveler Antiquarian Bookstore during a trip to New York City and write a review. I bought this book for $75.00 on October 27 2012 … Continue reading

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Montreal Vacation – Thursday

On Thursday I visited the Westmount neighborhood and the Olympic Stadium. First I went to Place Alexis Nihon where I bought some shoes at Zellers. I was going to buy shoes at Payless ShoeSource but they had not opened yet. … Continue reading

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Reading As Exploration

I like to read and to travel. Travel is more interesting when you’ve read about a place and then actually go there. Reading is a passive activity and can make you feel like you are missing out on life. But … Continue reading

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Chinatown NYC Trip

On Saturday, January 22nd 2011 I made my first trip to New York City for the new year. I was not planning on doing much travelling in the winter but my brother was going on this trip so I made … Continue reading

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Day Trip To Selinsgrove PA

Today I continued my exploration of Central PA by visiting Selinsgrove PA. Selinsgrove is another town that I usually just drive pass on my way to Harrisburg because Route 15 bypasses their downtown. For this trip I took Interstate 180 … Continue reading

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Thomas T. Taber Museum

Today I approached Williamsport like a tourist and visited a few places I wouldn’t normally consider. First I drove out to the Olde Barn Centre in Muncy. This antique store is housed in a huge barn way out in the … Continue reading

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Book Seller

I have so many books that I’ve often joked about opening a bookstore. I have no place left for another bookshelf so there are stacks of books piled up everywhere. I’m fed up with the clutter so I’ve been selling … Continue reading

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