Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Torrent Software Research Notes

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

I am seeking to avoid malware and adware when installing torrent software.

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YARA Malware Scanner

Friday, January 13th, 2017

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When not to use Drupal

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Drupal is a large infrastructure content management system.   It's good to know when to use it and when not since it is a Big Hammer.

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Introduction to Twine Interactive Fiction Game Writing Environment

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Darknet Tool Kit

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

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Well Done Drupal CMS Community Website Software

Friday, November 13th, 2015

These are my quick notes about a Drupal based site.

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  • PopularLiberty  –  The set of features / plugins used with this site are extremely useful.



  • Users online at any one time
  • Rates popularity of discussion topics and puts on the front page


AI Engine behind Google Image App now open source

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

UPDATE 7.21.2016: TensorFlow is running away with the developers.

I suspect this is what is making google reverse image search so good.  Good compared to how awful this sort of thing was in past years.


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Propaganda warning: This video is pretty obviously being used by google to highlight their "diversity".  I suspect it is overdone in that regard.  I'm not a fan of phonies of which social justice warriors are the worst ever created.

Open Cola

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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Facial Recognition and Retouching Software

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

I was impressed by the Youcam Makeup software.  It allows you to fudge with photos.  I think it was primarily intended for women to retouch selfies.  I am sure you like to imagine women retouching their selfies but it is even more fun to alter the photos of your straight male friends who might feel a little less than flamboyant.

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   Dave                                                  His altered ego Elton Jhones

I was really hoping I could tranify the doggy too but that was a no go.  Perhaps there are manual settings.  This was done on an Android phone.

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  • Youcam Makeup Makeover  appears to be a free app on Android and pay software on desktop.  Not sure of their business model on the free app. Could be doing things you don't like inside your phone.
  • OpenBR  Open biometric recognition
  • Face detection software

Internet Forum Software – Simple Machine Forum

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

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