An early one: For the first time in… not sure how, I’m going to be a whole week off. Which implies no computer.
NOTE: Spark (we’ve had Spark Summit this week), Python, Maths and a bit of miscellanea. Expect a similar wide range in the future as well. You can check all my weekly readings by checking the [tag here](https://www.mostlymaths.net/search/label/ReadingsOfTheWeek, Readings). You can also get these as a weekly newsletter by subscribing here.
Most companies won’t focus on developing ML models but will use an off-the-shelf model, e.g. “if you want it put a BERT on it.”
And this tidbit:
Since OSS has become a standard, it’s challenging for startups to figure out a business model that works. Any tooling company started has to compete with existing open-source tools. If you follow the open-core business model, you have to decide which features to include in the OSS, which to include in the paid version without appearing greedy, or how to get free users to start paying.
I’m trying to create hand-drawn style fantasy map as a generative piece in p5js (not with a lot of movement, for now just a mountain, inspired by the write ups by Here Dragons Abound), and thus have been collecting reading material. Have a look and enjoy the images
A short and sweet book on general drawing. It has chapters for several subjects (insects, land animals, birds, vehicles…). Should be perfect as a reference book, only caveat is that the writing is a bit hard to read without zooming in (I wonder how the print edition handles that)