AI for Poker

AI for Poker Sunday, May 28, 2006 9:28 PM Daniel Crenna, one of the finalists in the “Made in Express” contest, felt I went too far in dismissing the entrants when I said their projects were unrealistically ambitious.  One of his co-finalists is a professor of robotics, Daniel is confident of his approach, etc. Okay. […]

Unpredictability and recognition systems

Unpredictability and recognition systems Sunday, May 28, 2006 12:18 PM In reading Jeff Hawkins book On Intelligence I came upon this great anecdote about developing Graffiti:   “I recognized that people were willing to learn a difficult task (typing) because it was a reliable and fast way to enter text into a machine. Therefore if […]

On “On Intelligence”

On On Intelligence Sunday, May 28, 2006 9:11 AM On the suggestion of John Lam, I bought Jeff Hawkins’ book On Intelligence and pretty much read it through in one sitting. That was possible because it’s a very accessible book and also because, to a large extent, I was already exposed and sympathetic to the […]

Editing and State Transitions

Editing and State Transitions Saturday, May 27, 2006 8:58 AM I absolutely love this research paper from Microsoft that describes a UI for a recording application. The great thing is that “all” they did was rethink the classic recorder interface of “rewind, play/record, fast forward” with a new state transition for “re-record that last thought.” […]

VS2005 Add-In Project Doesn’t Appear in “Tools” Menu: Workaround

For me, the VS2005 “Extensibility Project”|”Visual Studio Add-In” wizard doesn’t produce the expected result — the add-in doesn’t register itself with VS. I’ve tried this on two machines and it fails on both. Registering an add-in is done via an XML file with a .AddIn extension that (documentation indicates) should be placed in \Documents and […]