I started “seriously” (I have been creating “graphical stuff” since I’ve known how to code, but doing regular/large amounts) a year ago to this day. I don’t think I’ll ever be as serious, and have absolutely no plans to sell any prints. Although I’ve been meaning to get a print (or a few) of my Iris for some time.
When I was a kid, one of my favourite books was The Right Stuff, and this is a book that brought back the sense of wonder and discovery that you could find in that classic. Kurson is no Wolfe (also, I had the audio version), but it’s thrilling, entertaining and well-structured. Very recommended, so far the best non-fiction (non-technical) book I have read/listened this year.
Paul Stanley (KISS' Starchild) biography. It is pretty good, although the final chapters are pretty meh. Also he lashes pretty hard (not without reason I’d say) against Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley.
This week is Data+AI Summit week, which usually means new features. Sharing datasets is always hard, and this will help a lot, at least for tech-savvy data partners. Some people still require access via CSVs stored in an S3 bucket (which is already an improvement over CSVs dumped in an SFTP server…).
This could come handy to quickly explore feasibility of solving a problem with ML. You basically create models from SQL directly within a Redshift connection. They can then be served via other AWS offerings.