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Adrian Warman
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Attended London School of Economics
Lived in Bournemouth
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Fascinating. "Man Is to Computer Programmer as Woman is to Homemaker? Debiasing Word Embeddings."
 
And how the MIT researchers used a mathematical transform to remove the odious gender bias from the dataset.
Bias example: If you query the vector space embedding asking Man is to Programmer the way Woman is to X, the dataset will respond "Homemaker".
As neural networks tease apart the structure of language, they are finding a hidden gender bias that nobody knew was there.
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Great article by @jesslynnrose, in response to what is - even by mainstream media standards - a new low in technology-related ... stuff? (One could hardly refer to the original item as 'content', after all...)
The Sun recently ran an article on open source software, featuring a mysterious expert. Jessica Rose & 5 open source experts take its claims to task.
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So straightforward, especially if you are using a password manager, anyway. Which you should be.
 
Now, this, this is how you should answer security questions! :-)
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Worth a look for London-based tech peeps. 'Maker' event with Accessibility focus.
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A dangerous article. It accurately calls out much of the all-too-common organisational b*llsh*t for what it really is.

Highly recommended - but it might get your blood pressure up.
 
Companies say they want the brightest and the best. They lie. What they really want is mindless compliance. 
How organisations enshrine collective stupidity and employees are rewarded for checking their brains at the office door
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State of the art, 30-odd years ago.

Most of the basic principles are, of course, unchanged. But the technology now is much smaller, much cheaper, and much much faster.

Computer communication in those days was typically around 300 or 1200 baud if you were lucky. And cost a fortune for each minute you were connected.

Amazing to look back...
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Surprisingly effective...
 
"This is Greebo. Between you and me, he’s a fiend from hell.”

"Well, he’s a cat,” said Mrs. Gogol, generously. “It’s only to be expected.

Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

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Indulgent dessert! Chocolate orange truffle torte...
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Lola visiting...
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Documentation Writer
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Technical Communications, Technical Writing, Presentations, Linux, DVCS, Researching, Mentoring.
Employment
  • IBM Cloudant
    Documentation Writer, 2014 - present
  • IBM
    Library Systems Engineer, 2014 - 2014
  • IBM
    Information Architect, 2011 - 2013
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Bournemouth - London - Raleigh
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IBM United Kingdom Limited, Hursley Park, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2JN United Kingdom
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Introduction
I'm a Documentation Writer for IBM Cloudant. I work on Information Architecture and Information Development for a variety of projects.
I'm active in and interested in how 'Mobile', Cloud, and documentation technologies are used in enterprises, big and small.
I'm especially interested in the idea of the 'Mobile Mindset' - a contrast to the simpler emphasis on mobile devices.

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I work for IBM.
Any postings I make here are my own, and do not necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions.
Education
  • London School of Economics
    Ph.D. Information Systems, 1987 - 1990
  • University College London
    Information Systems, 1985 - 1987
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
    B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science, 1982 - 1985
  • Bournemouth School for Boys
    'A' levels and 'O'levels, 1975 - 1982
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