Truth be told, I compete a lot. This time I participated in the CSAW HackML competition. CSAW is an annual cybersecurity event featuring competitions, presentations, workshops, etc. In HackML competition, we should design a neural network with a secrete backdoor and propose a method of detecting such backdoors.
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You may or may not heard about memory techniques―using memory palaces to memorize a lot of information quickly. However, most of the articles deal with memorizing numbers, cards or lists of random objects. As accurate as this information is, it is often presented in a very unpractical way. In this article, I would like to describe how I use these techniques in my student’s life.
“You can memorize
a deck of cards,
Recently, I went through my old Windows setup and I realized how many editors I tried over past years. I was always looking for something that will ultimately improve my programming experience. The obvious answer is that nothing really does. All the fancy futures provided by different editors often turn out to be unnecessary during regular development. Right now I stick to my favourite Spacemacs with Vim keybindings. (and sometimes Visual Studio Code).
Well, well, well…
It has been some time since I wrote the last blog post. And I won’t make the same mistake promising that I will write more. Not like there is nothing happening in my life. I recently finished two online courses and I am going to give you a review of them. Rather there is happening so many things that I just have to put my focus into different things. Or I am just being lazy – pick your excuse.
Here is a quick review of Cryptography and AI online courses
I am not sure if it is the largest pre-college competition, but with the hundreds of students from around the world, the atmosphere of the whole event is simply amazing. At Intel ISEF students get a chance to present their science projects and meet each other. For many people, including me, attending ISEF is a pretty big deal. The prizes are high, the competition has a good recognition, and you just hope that all the hard work finally pays off.
The MOOCs (massive open online courses) are becoming a common thing, yet there are some doubts about them. To date, I’ve fully—with all assignments and exams—completed three courses. Yes, I finished another great course called Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science from MIT (on edX). But how to choose suitable courses? And is it worth taking them? And should we purchase the certificates from them?
A few weeks after releasing my tutorial for installing Jupyter Notebook on Android, I ran into this issue of Matplotlib:
TclError: no display name and $DISPLAY environment variable, whenever I tried to use it in Jupyter Notebook on Android. This problem got me puzzled for a while because I knew it used to work when I was writing the tutorial. Luckily, there is a one-line fix for this issue. So, in case you don’t have time for any other details, just put this line at the beginning of the notebook:
Don’t worry, this blog post will not include any stupidly long and heartbreaking story how I become motivated. Instead, I would like to give you some tips from my personal experience how I stick to my new habits. You may not trust me, but keep in mind that I already successfully completed a few on-line courses and I still take new ones ? (just try to google the completion rate of MOOCs).
It is kind of sad bud the GCI ended (on 25. January). And I thought that I will have some free time. But in the end, I am writing this 4 days after the deadline of GCI. Since I already wrote articles about OpenMRS and about my experience with GCI. And I don’t like to repeat myself, I wouldn’t go over it again. However, I would like to kind of extend these articles.