Giving “Grandma” Artificial Intelligence

Emoji – Pondering Artificial IntelligenceIf you haven’t noticed already, I’ve been working on a new game. It’s called Circles with Grandma. It’s a game from my childhood, which I’m modernizing for today’s generations. It’s a nice family-friendly game, which is great for the holidays. It’s almost finished too. There’s only one major task to complete – add artificial intelligence. Four decades ago, I played this game with a pencil (or pen) and a piece of paper. It was meant to be played with two people. Today, the computer can take over when there are not enough people around.

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The Hydroponics Experiment (Part 10 – Frugal)

Tomato Emoji and Flying Money with Wings EmojiMost hobbies are expensive. And right now, my adventure into farming is still at the hobby level. After growing a few boxes of tomatoes, and a lot of soggy lettuce, I was wondering if I should just give up on the AeroGarden. One consistent finding in the “Hydroponics Experiment” is that it’s simply cheaper to buy veggies at Costco or the local grocery store. I like the idea of growing my own food. But if this is going to work, I really have to cut costs.

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120 Hours Later – iOS 11

iOS 11 – Software UpdateOn September 19, 2017, Apple launched iOS 11. It’s a significant update, as it adds some new features. There is some apprehension when updating the operating system to my iPhone or iPad. Will this new software make my devices feel better or worse? During the last five days, or approximately 120 hours later, I’ve been using iOS 11. Overall, I like it. Here’s a review of what’s good and what’s bad about iOS 11.

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Free Template Tuesday #13 – Tumult Hype “Eclipse”

Hype EclipseA Total Eclipse will pass across the entirety of the continental United States on August 21, 2017. It’s not something you see every day. The event is garnering a lot of press. Some websites even have cool animations of the eclipse. That’s when I started wondering, “I probably could build that in Hype.” So, that’s what this week’s free template is about.

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Why I Canceled My Tesla Model 3 Reservation

Tesla Model 3 - BlueI was really excited about the Model 3 from Tesla. Unfortunately, the math started to creep into the plan. This was supposed to be the $35,000 electric car for the masses. The reality showed this wasn’t the car for me. Once I saw that silver paint was an additional $1000 cost, I cancelled the pre-order. It felt like being nickeled-and-dimed. Higher expense, along with long production times, broke the budget and the fun.

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