Posted on September 20, 2022Categories Artificial Intelligence, TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Playing with AI Art Generators

Playing with AI Art Generators

Artificial Intelligence is escaping the bounds of purely technical implementations such as code completion algorithms or more ambitious goals like self-driving cars. The floodgates have opened on new creative-minded AI Art Generators that create art from something as simple as a short phrase. While there is some controversy over the technology — borrowing? Stealing? — being trained on real-life human artists and all the existential and legal debates that it brings, the results are intriguing. Regardless of where the chips … Continue reading “Playing with AI Art Generators”

Posted on November 7, 2019Categories TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Internet Enabled Voting For US Elections

Internet Enabled Voting For US Elections

Internet enabled voting is a must IMO. Many that are afraid of the security risks and remote hacking have a very shallow, if any, understanding of the risks involved. To claim physical (paper) voting is more secure is absurd. Every country that has used that system, including ours, has encountered fraud in some form. Maybe this is the perfect catalyst for getting our Internet providers to finally enable IPV6. It would make external attacks a couple orders of magnitude more … Continue reading “Internet Enabled Voting For US Elections”

Posted on December 10, 2018Categories WordPressTags , , , , 1 Comment on Should I Update To WordPress 5

Should I Update To WordPress 5

Should you update to WordPress 5? This is a question that has been asked thousands of times in the past week.    I have been asked at least a dozen times and every time my answer is the same.   NO. Unless WordPress automatically updates your site and it is more difficult to restore the prior 4.X release , then WAIT. While the WordPress 5.0 editor, the most obvious updated to WordPress in the 5 release, is definitely a step in … Continue reading “Should I Update To WordPress 5”

Posted on January 4, 2017Categories Artificial Intelligence, TechnologyTags ,   Leave a comment on What The Duck – Thoughts On Artificial Intelligence

What The Duck – Thoughts On Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence.   Human-programmed algorithms that are designed to allow machines to learn from the environment and improve the outcome of those algorithms over time based on what they learn.    It is a great idea and may will point to things like voice-enabled search technology and self driving cars as two indicators that true AI is not that far off.   I disagree. Don’t get me wrong.   I love technology.   The hardware and software we use today is light years ahead of … Continue reading “What The Duck – Thoughts On Artificial Intelligence”

Posted on May 31, 2016Categories Licensing, MusicTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Is ASCAP Lacking Web Technology Expertise?

Is ASCAP Lacking Web Technology Expertise?

Music streaming and licensing.  In case you’ve missed it , licensing music is a HUGE deal these days.  It is a billion-dollar industry and is growing every day.   It will be one of the largest entertainment industry segments in the next few years outside of video games and movies.    Yet the top organization that are responsible for tracking streaming media plays and compensating artists are woefully behind the times when it comes to technology.     They invest heavily in marketing and … Continue reading “Is ASCAP Lacking Web Technology Expertise?”

Posted on April 29, 2016Categories Music, Streaming, TechnologyTags , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Building A Streaming Music Service : Technology Components

Building A Streaming Music Service : Technology Components

Media File A media file is the digital file format of the recording of a song.  The most common format today is MP3 which comes is various “flavors” that determine the quality of the audio.   MP3 is considered a “lossy” format which means it uses compression algorithms that can trim off pieces of the music data that it thinks the users will not hear.  FLAC is another common format that is considered lossless.  It uses compression algorithms that restore ALL … Continue reading “Building A Streaming Music Service : Technology Components”

Posted on December 19, 2015Categories TechnologyTags , ,   Leave a comment on iPhone Versus Android : Christmas 2015 Update

iPhone Versus Android : Christmas 2015 Update

I just replaced my Samsung Galaxy S5 with a new iPhone 6S Plus.    This was not an easy transition.   I started out in the smart phone world literally on day 1.    We had a contract to write an app for the very first iPhone and we stood in line to purchase a pair of them on the first day they were available.    Within 18 months Android was out and after fighting with that gen 1 iPhone more than I liked … Continue reading “iPhone Versus Android : Christmas 2015 Update”