This is the personal blog of Felipe Lavín, co-founder & partner at Bloom User Experience.
I’m a web developer with a passion for the open web, WordPress and UX, crafting fine digital goods from Viña del Mar, Chile
Financial markets are the first rogue AI […] Somebody planted the idea that shareholder value was the right algorithm, the right thing to be optimizing for. But this wasn’t the way companies acted before. We can plant a different idea.
Tim O’Reilly – Algorithms have already gone rogue
Tú quieres creer en algún propósito oculto. Estás intentando convencerte de que hay una razón para todo lo que sucede en el mundo. Me da lo mismo cómo lo llames, Dios, suerte, armonía, todo viene a ser la misma gilipollez. Es una forma de rehuir los hechos, de negarse a mirar cómo funcionan realmente las cosas.
Paul Auster – La música del azar
Simulation, Consciousness, Existence it’s a lengthy article by Hans Moravec about the theory of reality as simulation, its moral and ethical implications, and ultimately, a discussion of the very notion of reality through the lens of quantum physics… a really perfect way to mess up your mind for the weekend.
Douglas Hofstadter raises a very interesting point regarding AI: can you really say that a machine it’s intelligent if it’s not actually thinking? (and not just crunching huge amounts of data to get a probabilistically advantageous answer)
If you ask me in principle if it’s possible for a computing hardware to do something like thinking, I would say absolutely it’s possible. Computing hardware can do anything that a brain could do, but I don’t think at this point we’re doing what brains do. We’re simulating the surface level of it, and many people are falling for the illusion.
HTTP redirects should be your tool of choice when you’re reorganizing or renaming key sections of your site on order to keep visitors from hitting a not found page and make search engines update their location and keep their ranking.
However, sometimes you might run into a situation when you need to update a redirect, only to find out that the redirection it’s aggressively cached by your browser (specially Chrome).
So, how can you avoid (or at least, control) the way that redirects are cached?
ElasticSearch offers an excellent alternative when you need to implement a better alternative to MySQL FULLTEXT search, with nice features such as related results, facets, “did-you-mean” and many, many options to control exactly what you need to get from it.
Unfortunately, as your data grows it also becomes harder to host on your own and keep focusing on your product rather than the operation of your search cluster, which it’s why there are several services that can take care of this.
Here’s some of them and their main differences.