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Mark Watson
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I am an author and consultant specializing in artificial intelligence, semantic web, Ruby, Lisp, and Java
I am an author and consultant specializing in artificial intelligence, semantic web, Ruby, Lisp, and Java

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I am a little late, but I finally wrote up my public "Happy New Year" blog with my plans for 2017, about exponential tech growth, etc. http://blog.markwatson.com/2017/01/happy-new-year-2017.html

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I have started using GCS for static sites, and wrote about my setup http://blog.markwatson.com/2016/12/benefits-of-static-web-sites-hosted-on.html

Several of my sites were just static sites but I was still using PHP or Ruby Sinatra. I fixed that and I really like my new setup.

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My new Haskell book is now available https://leanpub.com/haskell-cookbook for a minimum price of $4

306 to 228 electoral votes. We in the Democratic Party must learn a lesson here, and run more middle class friendly candidates in the future. We need candidates like the wonderful Tulsi Gabbard, not wall street loving elites. I feel bad about being so cynical about this, but it seems like the Democratic Party elites cared more for cronyism than winning the election. I would like to see a sweeping out of garbage from the DNC. We deserved to lose this election, and we should be adults and admit it.

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When I think of useful web services the first that comes to mind is the #LeanPub (https://leanpub.com) authoring and publishing platform. I find that their workflow for writing is so effective that I spend almost all of my writing and almost no time is required for generating Kindle, Apple Store, and PDF eBooks.

I have no business affiliation with LeanPub except for being a happy customer. Recommended for writers!

It was great to be able to vote for a woman for president! I just filled out my early voting ballot and voted for Jill Stein. I think Clinton is a neoconservative in liberal's clothing - I did not feel comfortable voting for her.

On a related topic: after being a lifetime democrat, after the scandals at the DNC (shameful cheating to hamper Sander's campaign) I plan on registering as an independent or Green Party for future elections. In the past I have donated a lot of money to the Democratic Party, but never again.

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It is a national shame that Amy Goodman and another reporter face prison time for reporting the pipeline protests. Scary that this can happen. Time to complain to our congressional representatives and ask for laws for harsh legal penalties for local officials who act illegally in corporate interests.

Useful link: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

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Nice! PGM in Haskell: http://mlg.eng.cam.ac.uk/pub/pdf/SciGhaGor15.pdf and https://github.com/adscib/monad-bayes/tree/master/test

I have experimented with the Scheme based Church language for Probabilistic Graph Models. A framework for using Haskell might be even nicer.

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Nice! PGM in Haskell: http://mlg.eng.cam.ac.uk/pub/pdf/SciGhaGor15.pdf and https://github.com/adscib/monad-bayes/tree/master/test

I have experimented with the Scheme based Church language for Probabilistic Graph Models. A framework for using Haskell might be even nicer.
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