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Rudi Kershaw

Programmer, Science Nerd, Skeptic

This is my website. It is a place for me to write, experiment with new technologies, apply my craft, and show off my work. This is where I show-case my activities, and where I talk about what interests me. Please feel free to look around.

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On Being Stuck

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How we programmers get ourselves out of a rut isn't just a useful skill. It defines how product we are at the highest level.

My Articles

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Git Hooks and Java Projects

From hearing about everyone's project setups it seems Git hooks are widely under-utilised. I believe we can do better.

On Being Stuck

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How we programmers get ourselves out of a rut isn't just a useful skill. It defines how product we are at the highest level.

Git Hooks and Java Projects

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From hearing about everyone's project setups it seems Git hooks are widely under-utilised. I believe we can do better.

There Is No AI Apocalypse

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A lot of very smart people seem to believe that AI is going to kill us all if we're not careful. Here's why they're wrong.

A Year & 20 Something Books

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A little over a year ago I set myself the goal of reading a book every 2 weeks, and this is what I learned and how it went.

Grokking RSA Encryption

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Finally put in the effort to really understand public key encryption in the form of RSA. Hopefully this helps you too.

Anomaly Detection

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A machine learning example and explanation of an anomaly detection system for detecting suspicious user activity.

Visual Agnosia Hypothesis

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Reading Oliver Sacks' on agnosia got me thinking about how artificial neural networks process images.

A Tour of AI

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It's easy to feel like modern AI is just magic. It isn't, and here is how it works and what all the buzz words mean.

Nature vs Technology

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Is nature really at odds with science and technology? The ramblings of a science enthusiast gone camping.

Which Search Algorithm? - Part 2

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The 2nd of a two part series on searching algorithms. This article covers depth and breadth first searches.

Whichpet

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Whichpet is a Javascript library for classifying text descriptions into labels. In this case pet descriptions and the type of pets.

The Trouble with Science

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Science is how we know what is true and what is not. This article covers the biggest problems that science faces right now.

Event Driven Java EE7

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After discovering event based annotations I talk through a quick review of the ways to use event driven programming in Java EE7.

Which Search Algorithm? - Part 1

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The first of a two part series on searching algorithms. This article covers exhaustive search and binary search.

Defining an Algorithm 3

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The third of a series of posts on interpreting Donald Knuth's famous volumes; The Art of Computer Programming.

Upgrading This Website

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After months of inactivity I upgraded this site to use JavaEE, Spring boot, as well as a MySQL database for some fun extras.

Defining an Algorithm 2

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The second of a series of posts on interpreting Donald Knuth's famous volumes; The Art of Computer Programming.

HTTP Basics

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Having realised that I didn't know anywhere near enough about HTTP, I put this together as a reference. Have a read.

Taking Typesetting Seriously

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In 'Taking Typesetting Seriously' I talk about the @font-face css and how you can declare custom fonts for your website.

Defining an Algorithm

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The first of a series of posts on interpreting Donald Knuth's famous volumes; The Art of Computer Programming.