Today, Microsoft announced .NET 6 Preview 1. It wasn’t a surprise, because they’ve been developing in the open for a long time as we saw in 2020, during the .NET 5 rollout. They’ve announced a new site, Themes of .NET, …


People say that open source documentation is important — a sentiment I share. Unfortunately, looking around the community, there are vast graveyards of open source projects with little to no documentation. Maybe they have a near-blank Read.me from project set-up automation and not much else. On the other hand, there…


I published the first version of LINQ to Twitter in September 2008. Since then, LINQ to Twitter has grown in both capabilities and usage. Recently, it went over One Million downloads on NuGet. You can visit the GitHub site for more information:

LINQ to Twitter on GitHub

Recently, I’ve opened…


TanH functions can be used as activation functions in neural nets. This post explains what the TanH function is, how it works, and what it looks like.

The TanH function I’ll be discussing is a mathematical equation, shown here:

TanH Function

The TanH function squashes an input, z, between two numbers —…


Sigmoid functions can be used as activation functions in neural nets. This post explains what the Sigmoid function is, how it works, and what it looks like.

The Sigmoid function I’ll be discussing is a mathematical equation, shown here:

The Sigmoid Function

The Sigmoid function squashes an input, x, between two numbers —…


Chatbots have been around for a while. Perhaps the first chatbot of notoriety was Joseph Weizenbaum’s Eliza, introduced in 1963, a chatbot that simulated communicating with a human. Since then, chatbots have evolved and tools have become increasingly more available and powerful.

This year marked a dramatic shift in how…

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