Shaw Taylor Says Hi

Well, as the horror continues to pile up, a small bit of personal good news: apparently my book is being translated into German. I’m working with the editors to make a few changes in the upcoming edition, hopefully including the already-in-English Chapter 9.5 plus some sections on quantizing models and image self-supervision, providing I can get them written by the end of May. The English language versions of those will end up on the GitHub repo as promised. No word on a second edition (which would probably see massive revisions of the test and audio chapters, given that PyTorch changed everything a month after the book went to the printers), but I’ll let you know if it happens!

Otherwise, a week that mainly consisted of the New Normal of Remaining Indoors, but with a small visit to Jungle Jim’s on Saturday (with a mask, but nothing as fabulous as this outfit). I needed more tea. Of course, when you go, you can’t just buy one thing, as you will end up with at least ten things that catch you eye even when you go with a list and a plan in mind. Reader, I bought all the Star Bars. And the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers. Look, I’m reduced to watching episodes of Police 5 whilst drinking a cup of tea. Eating Scottish sweets that haven’t changed since 1952 is the least of my worries right now.

I continue to plan for a future in the hope that there will be a future. Not that I can talk about things much at the moment, but one plan will have a website, hopefully around the end of June. It’ll be fun! At least fun in a certain type of way. Not quite as much fun as Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Discos, but something for a certain type of person to play about with for the rest of the year. No clues, but it will take obsessions from my early life and mix them with current obsessions. Keep ‘em peeled!

I’m so sorry