Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 17:12:27 +0200
- I was trying to work out if I could write an automated tester using c# the other day, when I stumbled across AutoIt and decided not to bother - I can call AutoIt scripts from within a testing program, so there seems little point in re-inventing the wheel. Although I always felt that wheels should all be green.
Tomorrow I have an exam on Machine Intelligence. A mixture of AI philosophy, learning systems (especially learning classifier systems, given that is the lecturer's bent), support vector machines, independant component analysis, hidden markov chains (oops, forgot that one - maybe I should find the notes...). Should be quite a good laugh, both the lecturers responsible for it tend to ask interesting questions.
Later in the week I have the oh so tedious linear algebra - how can they possibly make that a final year subject? Probably fail it now of course! All he covered were basic coordinate transformations, affine transformations, perspective and pseudo-inverse least squares. Unless he writes the questions in hebrew I should be ok (well, ok any language other than English may mess me up)
And then Modern Heuristics. How big is this problem? How would you go about tackling it? Coupled with less modern methods such as simplex. Again, this should not be exactly hard, though I really should get round to finding out what the methods other than the simplex methods we covered - somehow they have escaped my memory. I think I know the methods, but can't put names to them, which is always a problem in exams when they ask you to do something a specific way.
Anyway. Much more important, my island is growing well in InselKampf and my character in Adventure Quest continue to grow in stature and statistics. I don't really know why I play AQ though - it is really very samey most of the time, although the most recent build has introduced some cool stuff including the ability to mix teleport potions.
Real life role-playing (though not live action) continues unabated, with last night being a most-excellent Lord of the Rings campaign, as run by Dave. I am a hobbit, and ooooh boy you don't want to mess with me! Well especially if you are a warg or orc, because I have developed slaying wargs and orcs as a bit of a hobby.
The other game is Five Rings, in which I am playing a scout. So hard to do the honour thing when the duty thing says to take the information back to the boss and let him organise the fight. Especially when you have daredevil as a flaw, and so like to bundle in :-) On the other hand, being aspiritual in a world of mythic monsters and arcane lore is an interesting experience...