Saturday, November 28, 2020

The Five Years of the Linux Desktop

 I've been using Linux exclusively - desktop, laptop, and server - for about five years now. It's been a really great experience, and it's been fun to see the world move in the same direction. Microsoft bought github, introduced WSL, and "loves Linux" now, apparently. Well, better than the "Linux is a cancer" MS view of old. We now teach R on a web server rather than SPSS on Windows, and test using OpenSesame on JATOS, rather than E-prime on Windows. I made some new friends at the local LUG and Tech Jam. It's been quite a ride. Looking forward to the next five years.

Monday, September 7, 2020

h = 24


Nine months after reaching 23, my Google Scholar h-index is now 24. The steady progress of this index continues.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Computers: 20 years on

Just added 32GB of memory to my home desktop, bringing the total to 40GB.  This is 300 times more memory than my top-end work desktop in 2000. And it's twice the size of that machine's hard drive.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Define 'Highly Cited'

It might be this:
LeCun, Y., Bottou, L., Bengio, Y., & Haffner, P. (1998). Gradient-based learning applied to document recognition. Proceedings of the IEEE, 86(11), 2278-2324.
This paper introduced convolutional (weight-sharing) networks - now popularly known as Deep Neural Networks - and showed they could be used in real-world problems. Cited 24,100 times, according to  Google Scholar (2020-01-29) - over 1,000 citations per year on average.

Oh and - psychologists take note - published in conference proceedings.
Not a one off. How about this conference paper. It's by Simonman & Zisserman, it's a development of the LeCun paper, it was published in 2009, and has averaged 5,500 citations per year.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

h = 23

My Google scholar h-index just hit 23, about 8 months since the last rise. Steady progress, I guess...