Monday, October 2, 2017

Robot With Humans

On Twit's Tech News there was discussion about sharing work with robots, how working together the whole job is better done. Examples such as DeepBlue and the human player combining would always beat DeepBlue on its own.

Also chances to combine Roomba and a human to complete the hoovering job much quicker, each taking the parts of the work best suited to each.

It reminds me of when I worked with companies first introducing CNC machines and robot arms, there was no question of the machines working on their own, but working to extend the abilities of the worker.

So the ultimate goal of automation should be to work along with us, not replace us.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Gmail Browser Display Images Settings

I inadvertently double-clicked in GMail and selected "always display images from sender@domain.tld" This wasn't what I wanted but Googling  "gmail browser list of senders you've allowed to display images" returned info on how to display images or not globally in the Settings menu, but not how to turn it off where the link within an email has been clicked.

I have found the way. Select the 'details' down-arrow to the right of the 'receiver email address' shown in the header. This will have an entry at the bottom of the dropdown to allow images to not be displayed.

I am noting this here in case it is helpful to others.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Raspberry Pi Hints and Tips

A collection of links to useful places for RaspberryPi enthusiasts: