Welcome Walden students to a great new academic year

Welcome Walden University students and all students to a great new academic year. It is natural and even expected to feel the high adrenaline when starting the year. Whether picking up new pens and fresh new notebooks for your desk or begin learning with fresh new writings and readings in your digital study environment, every […]

while cutting the lawn..

Been occasionally cutting my lawn for a long time and the lawnmower was always ready for the job until it decided to stop yesterday. It just won’t start even if there is fuel. I realized then that I have not been taking care of the machine – no oil and left it unclean. My first […]

“Ant Intelligence”

“Ant Intelligence” podcast with Dr Deborah Gordon on DataSkeptic is my new favorite podcast episode that I highly recommend for computer and data scientists. Professor Gordon explains how ants are not necessarily intelligent or have a CPU or have decision making tendencies but do make perfect use of frequency rates, rhythm, patterns in behavior that […]

digging the past

Why it is important to dig the past of computers by reading, for example, early 1970s issues of Byte magazine? Going back to the roots of personal computers and living the technology footprint, the innovation and limitations at that time would give you, not only appreciation of where we are today and how far we […]

be in the moment

Be in the moment. Instead of an hour chess game, play a 2 minute game! Instead of an agile ceremony, put up a poc on the fly and showcase it! Instead of hey let us meet to discuss a project, just code together instead. Want to challenge your self even more? Go learn assembly language! […]

innovation first

You know what is much more valuable in the work place then words like “agile”, “garage”, “devops”, “scrum”, “lean”, or  “mba”, “masters”, or even “phd”… it is innovation, inspiration, and true invention that makes a difference.   Let’s actually and honestly do more today and talk less about what we did yesterday or can do tomorrow.

Digging the past of personal computers

Why it is important to dig the past of computers by reading, for example, early 1970s issues of Byte magazine? Going back to the roots of personal computers and living the technology footprint, the innovation and limitations at that time would give you, not only appreciation of where we are today and how far we […]

New Arabic NLP findings – An Arabic speech corpus and an Arabic Root Finder neural net

Published a new blog post on Arabic.Computer about two projects I found on the Internet that are useful for Arabic NLP initiatives. The first one is Arabic Speech Corpus in a Damascian accent provided by Nawar Halabi and is offered under a non-commercial license. The other one is Arabic Root Finder, a useful Keras/Scikit-Learn neural […]