Research

Researching PC Tools

So I'm sure it's no surprise, but I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to assembling a PC. I did a ton of research a few years ago to build my first PC, and ran into a myriad of issues with the PC failing to POST. After a month of trying to… Continue reading Researching PC Tools

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Setting Up Cura and Virtual Machines on Ubuntu

Since I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 now, I need to set up Cura on this OS so I can print without having to reboot into Windows. Ubuntu Software has Cura, but it is not the latest version (4.0 is out as of March 2019). Not only does this earlier version not have my printer in it… Continue reading Setting Up Cura and Virtual Machines on Ubuntu

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Neural Networking for Dummies 17: Improving my David Rose bot

So I FINALLY had success training my first neural network, although the results definitely made very little sense. So now it is time to improve it! Funny, but mostly nonsense Alright, this is probably a legit line he said First I needed to look up how to save the output, as it was just ending… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 17: Improving my David Rose bot

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Neural Networking for Dummies 16: Training the GD Network!!!

After over a month of software and hardware issues, I am finally at the point where I can install tengenrnn and train this network. Last time I recapped the long and aggravating (though educational) road I've been on, so I won't bother with it this time. Onward! I opened up my terminal and typed in… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 16: Training the GD Network!!!

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Neural Networking for Dummies 15: Installing tensorflow-gpu on Ubuntu (FOR REAL THIS TIME)

It's been just over a month since this journey first began, and boy has it been a wild ride. Since so much has happened, I want to quickly recap before I continue on, just to fully appreciate what it has taken to get to this point. I spent my first three parts of this journey… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 15: Installing tensorflow-gpu on Ubuntu (FOR REAL THIS TIME)

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Neural Networking for Dummies 14 – IT’S ALIIIIIVE!

My PC has been dead all week, and I've been avoiding addressing this problem long enough. Since the GPU fans are not spinning and I was having weird graphics glitches with Ubuntu, I was fairly confident that removing the GPU and using the onboard graphics was going to fix this issue. Fingers crossed I was… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 14 – IT’S ALIIIIIVE!

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Neural Networking for Dummies 13 – Preparing to Rebuild My PC

Last time we ended things on the worst note thus far--my PC failed to POST. So now it's time to play a game called "which computer component(s) have failed?". It truly, truly is BUT FIRST, I had to create a space for me to safely work on this without getting dust or cat hair into… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 13 – Preparing to Rebuild My PC

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Neural Networking for Dummies 12: The Inevitable Re-Destruction Of Everything (FML)

So today I was so pleased with myself, but there was still one thing bothering me. Every time I want to enter the BIOS, I need to reset the CMOS in order for my USB keyboard to be responsive during the boot. I tried moving the keyboard to different USB ports on the motherboard, and… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 12: The Inevitable Re-Destruction Of Everything (FML)

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Neural Networking for Dummies 11: The Eventual Resurrection Of Everything

After a few days of completely ignoring the utter mess that I have created, I'm once again back at it with high hopes that I can somehow turn this around. But FIRST I have decided I should do a little reading on how my Gigabyte motherboard works and try to figure out if there are… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 11: The Eventual Resurrection Of Everything

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Neural Networking for Dummies 10: Cloning SSDs & The Inevitable Destruction Of Everything

In order to reinstall Ubuntu and complete my Neural Networking Project, I first need to install my new larger ssd drive that I unnecessarily purchased last week. It was my first time installing an SSD 2.5" into my PC, and it took me a few hours because I had to hunt down cords and find… Continue reading Neural Networking for Dummies 10: Cloning SSDs & The Inevitable Destruction Of Everything