Category: Video

Young Norwegian Lady Recorded Her Violin Progression

Adult beginner violinist – 2 years progress video

I’m a 24 year old adult beginner from Norway, and I wanted to see if it was possible to learn to play the violin as an adult.
This video is a collection of all the videos I recorded since I first started to play the violin. From week 1 until today.

I didn’t think I could get this far in the short amount of time I’ve played 🙂 I didn’t really expect anything when i started. I just wanted to try and see how far i’ll get 🙂
I’m mostly self-taught. I had a teacher last year but only had a total of 8 lessons. Hoping to find a new teacher soon 🙂 I hope you like this video. UPDATE: I got a teacher after 2 years and 5 months. I have one lesson every week.

NeuralTalk and Walk

Andrej Karpathy’s “NeuralTalk” code github.com/karpathy/neuraltalk2 slightly modified to run from a webcam feed. I recorded this live while walking near the bridge at Damstraat and Oudezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam, while visiting for IDFA DocLab.
NeuralTalk is trained on the MS COCO dataset, which guides the kind of captions that are generated mscoco.org/dataset/#captions-challenge2015 MS COCO contains 100k image-caption pairs covering a wide variety of situations. But in a brief walk, you will really only run into a few of those situations.
All processing is done on my 2013 MacBook Pro with the NVIDIA 750M and only 2GB of GPU memory. I’m walking around with my laptop open pointing it at things, hence the shaky footage and people staring at themselves. The openFrameworks code for streaming the webcam and reading from disk is available at gist.github.com/kylemcdonald/b02edbc33942a85856c8
Edit: I added a caption file that mirrors the burned in captions. While the captions run at about four captions per second on my laptop, I generated the caption file with one caption per second to make it more reasonable.

The Untold Truth Of Chappelle’s Show

 

Here’s a friendly piece of advice for anyone who sees Dave Chappelle out and about: don’t mention Rick James. There’s a decent chance he’ll remind you what the five fingers said to the face. Although his short-lived Comedy Central series, Chappelle’s Show, became an instant hit and one of the best-selling TV shows released on DVD, there’s plenty about the show that even the most dedicated fans may not know. Here’s the untold truth of Chappelle’s Show…

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Cutting String with your Hands

 

Handy little trick, you will use it more often than you think. With the right tension, and the right distance of “travel” it doesn’t even hurt your hand…much…