Build Docker with GPU Support

I try to take part in some Kaggle competitions, with mixed results. But recently I have been forced to reinstall system quite a few times. Setting it up with all libraries etc. takes a while. So, I have decided to dockerize everything. nVidia has released their wrapper on top of the docker that allows access to ...

Docker Interface TcpDump

Investigating network problems within docker can be tricky. Let’s see how to get more details how to see the communication between docker and host. If you are familiar with wireshark and linux, then probably you have also heard about tcpdump. If not, then it is a tool we can use to see what is happening ...

Https

Not so long ago I have obtained ssl certificates for all of my domains, including thedatawise.com. So from now on it will be safer to browse my blog. Also whole traffic from http is redirected to https, so there is no way to use unsafe version of the website. The certificates were issued by Let’s ...

Amazon Affiliate

This post will be short, only to mention that I joined Amazon Affiliate Program. Basically if you want to buy something on Amazon (.com or .co.uk) you can go to the website through my link and if you buy something through I may get some small money for that. As nobody has bought anything yet ...

Setting up OpenCL 2.0 Caffe @ lubuntu 1

If you have an AMD GPU and you want to do some Deep Learning, there is not much choice around. You have to pick something based on OpenCL, until AMD starts to support CUDA. The Boltzman Initiative announced recently  will bring CUDA and C++ support for AMD’s GPUs, but we have to wait for that ...

Back Up of Network Storage System

A couple of years ago I had a ‘funny’ case with Network Attached Storage (NAS) by Cisco/Linksys (NSS 4000 and NSS 6000). The idea was to create a backup solution for a company where all important documents from desktops and laptops would be backed-up. Dropbox started about a year earlier and it was not a ...

FT.com and Google

FT.com and Google
Some time ago I wrote a post Financial Times and Google describing how to read articles from behind the paywall at ft.com. This way does not work anymore, but there is another way, even simpler. Just go to www.google.com paste a link to the article you want to read in the text box, e.g. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a8573532-65bf-11e5-97e9-7f0bf5e7177b.html ...

CV Template in Word 1

CV Template in Word
I decided to redesign my CV a little bit. The old template in LaTex, while giving a neat output, is not flexible. Every small change requires a lot of time, just to make sure that everything is in the right place. So, as I got my hands on the MS Office 2016 I could start ...

Office 2016 Preview 1

Office 2016 Preview
Not the latest news, but I am more than happy to see it. The MS Office 2016 will feature dark themed user interface, which apparently was “the most requested feature for Office 2013”, see theverge.com. If you want you may check it yourself. There is a public preview version available for free from Microsoft’s website. ...

OwnCloud on WebFaction

I knew a day like that would come, but I did not know I would last so long with it. I run out of space on my free Dropbox, I have some more on Google Drive, but I do not want to use that as it has much worse UX than Dropbox. So I started ...

Courses in Databases

I was preparing a post about what can slow down a query, but when I was reading a lot of different stuff online to make sure I am writing truth I encountered several interesting papers, and presentations that I think are worth reading. First of them is a series of presentations regarding Data Processing on ...

SharpDX.Toolkit Constant Buffer

SharpDX.Toolkit Constant Buffer
You should not expect a lot of documentation on ShaprDX. You may argue that it does not need it as it is a wrapper around DirectX so everything could be found on MSDN. That is true, as long as you use pure DirectX. I wanted to make some use of the SharpDX.Toolkit, and that is ...

Picking a Laptop

I was wondering about buying a new laptop but having some issues with my previous choice I decided to do a bit mode in depth investigation. Currently I own Lenovo ThinkPad T410 (type: 2518 Q6G). I bought it some time ago because display of my Thinkpad T41p broke down and I needed a laptop urgently. Most ...

The Query is You

Today at Bloomberg I saw interesting interview with Marissa Mayer, the Yahoo!’s CEO. She talked about what Yahoo! was, what it is now, and what it will be. Basically it is the same thing. The only difference between now and then is the context, and main driver of changes. Yahoo! used to be a directory, ...

The Software I Use

Everybody has their favourite set of tools they use. Here is mine. Most of them are probably quite popular, but in case somebody did not know I list most of them here. Regarding the browser, on my laptop I have Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chorme, and Opera. Most of the time I use Chrome, but I ...

Hello World!

This is my first blog post, and also the first blog ever. I will try to write here mostly about technology and programming. Sometimes I will write few words about finance or photography, as those are other topics I read a lot about. From the technology recently got intereseted in Hadoop-like distributed systems, and everything ...