So what does the average face look like? This may seem like an odd question, but it is one I had to answer the other day, and the results were surprising enough that I thought I should share them. I took 16,000 images, made them grayscale, and took the mean of each pixel value across all the images. What turned up was utterly terrifying. So it turns out the average face is creepy and possessed.
Meta Joke: Or could it be that everyone is just scared of being average?
I finally upgraded my computer setup. Until now, I have been running everything on a 2013 Macbook Pro. This includes all my machine learning training and intensive programming. Over the past two weeks, I scoured Craigslist and similar websites to find used parts to build a new computer. This computer, going from the cost of new parts alone, would be worth about $2000-2500. I paid under $1000. Its dual GTX-980s (one is not shown below) will allow my models to train as never before. All the parts are functioning, but I still need to figure out how to configure in SLI. I'll keep you posted!
This year, the Andover Peabody, my school, tasked me with creating a website with which they could sort their notecards. Unfortunately, they had about 60,000 notecards and they were all on paper. After they all got scanned, I created a script that would digitally correct, OCR, and spell check them. After they were all digitized to text, I created a django website so they could be searched. It is currently hosted on the student server here(student.andover.edu), though the location may be changed to a more permanent location soon.