A great article on sailing theory

Arvel Gentry from the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company wrote a great article in 1981 on modern sailing theory. Everyone who has ever wondered how sailboats work should read this article. [Link] 

7 Habits of Great Program Managers

  “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle The 7 habits below are based my observations of the great program managers that I have had the pleasure of working with.    The analysis of each habit is based on ideas that I have come across in…

Deep Learning Applied to Hyperspectral Data

This code [GitHub] implements a self-learning classifier using an Autoencoder and a Softmax classifier and attempts to classify crops using hyperspectral data. However, our current solution does not outperform the state of the art. This was done as an extension to code that can be found here. The figure above shows the ground truth The figure…

Perception of Writers

It seems strange that people judge one’s writing and infer from it one’s mental ability, class and diligence.  The prior options seem to be conflicting. I can understand that one could assume that someone is a great writer because they possess an extraordinary talent, hereby indicating that they possess a superior innate and unlearn mental…