Theodore Roosevelt “The Strenuous Life” (1899)

Following my Theodore Roosevelt stack of quotes here you can find some segments of “The Strenuous Life” speech he gave in 1899. Each of the following paragraphs represents a segment. I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor […]

Citizenship in a Republic By Theodore Roosevelt (1910)

Here there are some quotes from the Citizenship in a Republic By Theodore Roosevelt that I found were worth keeping and reflecting upon. Each of the following paragraphs represents a segment. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds […]

The new software: Advantages and disadvantages

Recently I published a post about the new software paradigm. The new paradigm of software is the one that the coder does not directly program each of the cases for any of the given inputs. The new paradigm uses training data to let the computer learn the outputs for each input. The computer programs itself […]

The new software: Less coding more data

Software like everything is evolving but it is evolving differently than I thought. When I was studying computer science at the university I thought that the future was parallelism. We were taught only one class in parallel programming. Multi-core computers were on the rise and it seemed to be the thing to learn. Since then […]

Want to reduce the plastic usage? Try the wellness approach

We’ve been facing the problem of plastic usage wrong. Plastics cannot be recycled [1] and when they can be recycled it is not an easy straight forward process. Yet, everyone is using them out of convenience. They are cheap and nobody cares about the environment when it comes into conflict with their pocket. The solution? […]

Convert a mask into a Polygon for images using shapely and rasterio

Sometimes it is necessary to transform masks into polygons to use polygon operations. The way to transform a raster or a binary mask into a polygon is pretty easy. Most of the solutions I found online were the other way (from polygon to a mask). But for my project I needed to convert the mask […]