Posts by luanne

4,000 Scrobbles and the Quest for Musical Understanding

4,000 Scrobbles and the Quest for Musical Understanding

Last.fm is an incredible service that logs all the songs you listen to and provides a free and extensive API...

Exploiting Resolutions for Future Gains (a.k.a. my New Year's resolutions)

Exploiting Resolutions for Future Gains (a.k.a. my New Year's resolutions)

On New Year’s Day, it’s a well founded tradition to look back on the year ahead and plan for the...

Bandless: Life After Tracking

Bandless: Life After Tracking

Sorrow and devastation. Loss can be one of the hardest things to cope with, and my Microsoft Band split almost...

BlogParser: Freeing the Internet

BlogParser: Freeing the Internet

For people in the rural US and underdeveloped nations, loading up articles and content focused web pages can quickly burn...

Amazon Alexa Development

Amazon Alexa Development

I recently attended an Amazon Alexa Hackathon in Huntsville, AL, and was thoroughly impressed with the ease of developing “skills”....

Textcrypt and the Fight for Privacy

Textcrypt and the Fight for Privacy

I recently constructed my first Python pip module, but the implications are far greater than this personal accomplishment. Now any...

Algorithmically Scoring Your Sleep.

Algorithmically Scoring Your Sleep.

Recently I ran into a problem my digital personal assistant PAL couldn’t wrap his head around. I had slept 5.5...

44924 Factorial (a high stakes quest)

44924 Factorial (a high stakes quest)

I’ve thrown together a small Python program that will calculate every prime up to 26,000,000,000 (that’s in the billions). This...

Anki. The quest for omniscience.

Anki. The quest for omniscience.

If any piece of software can make you know everything at all times, Anki must be that tool, enabling you...

Governor's School 1-Week In

Governor's School 1-Week In

Everything has been going very well at GSET, and although the classes are definitely basic, the experience is exceptional. I...