- Dark Sky - Tells you when its going to rain.
- Divvy - An app that tells you how to split a check with a group of friends. The process of OCR is far more complicated than I had ever imagined. Note: the diagrams used are 'state machines' or basically a graph of states with transitions (actions) to other states, and A* is an algorithm to find the best combination of choices given some function to estimate their proximity to some goal (ie: number closest to 0).
Friday, December 28, 2012
Breaking down the Black Box
This is a bit of a re-blog of other people's work, but I think most people would find this interesting. Below are some articles that I enjoyed because they take a complicated piece of software and break it down into understandable, bite-sized chunks. Check these out by your leisure, but note that they're ordered by their inclusion of domain specific knowledge: