Jonathan Oxer

Jonathan Oxer is the founder and technical director of Internet Vision Technologies in Australia, as well as the past president of Linux Australia, the national organization for Linux users, developers, and vendors.

Ubuntu Hacks Ubuntu Hacks
by Kyle Rankin, Jonathan Oxer, Bill Childers
June 2006
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $23.99

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Four short links: 26 May 2015

May 26 2015

Introduction to Keyboard Programming — what happens when you press a key. (hint: a lot) Oblique Strategies: Prompts for Programmers — Do it both ways. Very often doing it both ways is faster than analyzing which is best. Now you … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Kyoto’s Nasty 22% City-Bike Hill Climb

May 24 2015

距離125mで高度上昇26m、22%の坂を頑張りました。 I went out for a long bike in the mountains of northern Kyoto on Saturday, and after 120km (75mi) of tough ups and pleasant downs with friends (that I'll write about separately), I made an attempt at a hill so steep that its name on Strava is "Nasty". It's… read more

Why are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks?

May 23 2015

Picture by Retronator Deep learning is a very weird technology. It evolved over decades on a very different track than the mainstream of AI, kept alive by the efforts of a handful of believers. When I started using it a few years ago, it reminded me of the first time… read more

"I found the book to be well written. The code examples are short and to the point, well explained and presented in a step-by-step format."
--Kenneth Bernard, Peninsula Linux Users' Group

"Ubuntu Hacks goes beyond the basic Ubuntu features to add additional functionality that can be added with a little help from an experienced Linux user. The reader can pick and choose from 100 Hacks those that meet his needs...This sampling of hacks illustrates the broad range of subjects covered. Anyone using Ubuntu who wants to go beyond the basics will be well served by this book. Highly recommended."
--Pim Borman, SW Indiana PC Users Group, Inc.

"Ubuntu HACKS is a good book for beginning to intermediate users, the only level I can comment on with my present skills. The hacks range from simple to very complex but all seem doable by a patient and careful user...It will help do interesting things with Ubuntu and make use of some of Ubuntu’s available power. As my skills with Ubuntu grow, this book will be used often. It is a good addition to my growing Linux library."
--Earl Violet, Tuscan Computer Society