Latest Items of Interest

NULL Licence Plate

Information security researcher Droogie registered the licence plate NULL thinking the plate would allow his car to be invisible to the system. Instead, he got assigned $12,000 worth of traffic tickets that had been NULL data for the licence plate field!

Podcasts Of The Week: The David McWilliams Podcast - Exploring the ramifications of a united Ireland

This week I caught up with some episodes of The David McWilliams Podcast. I like the format of the episodes where his friend asks the (sometimes leading) questions which makes the content more of a conversation down the pub rather than a sermon in the church of behavioural economics. The stat man Finn also sounds a bit like The Viper, so I picture The Viper in a smoke filled room speaking in hushed tones over a laptop with Excel in full screen mode :-p.

Trivago ML Image Labelling

Trivago deployed machine learning to present images of hotel spas when a user searched hotels with spas to improve user experience. This blog post describes how they tweaked pre-trained convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to label 100+ million hotel images in order to display spa realted images during contextual searches.

About Found This Week

Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
The first 104 editions were published on Medium before this site was created, check out the archive here.

Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Scotland. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on http://darylfeehely.com