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Tuesday TEA Time

Yo from London, I'm speaking at CodeMESH this week. I was very busy last week working in NYC and I'm
Tuesday TEA Time
Tuesday TEA Time
By Nathan • Issue #11 • View online
Yo from London,
I’m speaking at CodeMESH this week. I was very busy last week working in NYC and I’m honestly not ready for my talk yet. 
When I’m in New York I almost always go to a French place that I love. I get the same thing every time: shaved brussel sprout salad with an egg and the fries with truffle salt. I can’t vouch for anything else they have: I haven’t had it. 
The last few times I’ve been there the owner was there drinking wine with his friends. It would be pretty awesome to own a nice little place to go and hang out with friends. I’m not sure what it would take to get to that point.

My primary tech story this week is best summed up by this tweet:
These researchers ‘perturbed’ this image of a cat to fool neural networks into thinking it’s guacamole
The full article goes into more depth about how to fool computer vision systems. We humans can also easily mistake one image for something else, but the types of image that fool computers are so weird to us. It’s evidence that the way our computers “think” is still so far from how we do.
Also, the team I work for at Microsoft has gotten an awesome new addition to it’s work spaces: tree houses.
I’ll be in Seattle next week and I’ll try to remember to take a photo of them.
I’ve been traveling a ton and to fill the time I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts. One of my favorite podcasts of all time is The Moth. If you’ve never heard of them: they have story telling meet ups in different places and record some of them. I am super interested in the process of story telling and this is just one amazing story after the other. I definitely recommend listening to a few.
Also, Puff Daddy posted a tweet that really caught my eye:
I decided to change my name again! My new name is LOVE aka Brother Love. #TakeDat
I remember back in the day when he went by P. Diddy, just Diddy, and other names. It never occurred to me that one might change their name to reflect what they want to accomplish. It’s interesting to think about what types of names one could go by to help them have confidence to do or achieve what they want.
I love these interactions for making the origami unicorn from Blade Runner! Also, I wanted to link you to some photographs of dissected fireworks. They are beautiful on the inside even before they are sent up to explode.
That’s all I got. I hope you have a good week.
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