Deep Learning Part 0

This is the beginning of my blog posts about my adventure into Deep Learning with fastai and PyTorch. I bought this book called “Deep Learning for Coders with fastai & PyTorch: AI Applications Without a PhD" by recommendation of the AI/ML Practice at work. Over the next while I will log my thoughts on this book and post my work. If things get exciting enough, I’m sure I’ll make project specific posts. My development environment will typically be my Pixel Slate with Visual Studio Code connected over ssh to my physical server at home. It is a whitebox build with an Intel Skylake Xeon quad core without hyperthreading .。・゚゚・(>_<)・゚゚・。. , 64gb of memory, 3x SSDs in RAID 0, Nvidia 1060 6gb video card, and NAS for any extra storage I may need. I will also maintain at least one Docker container running a GPU accelerated Jupyter notebook depending on the project requirements. Now to begin the first chapter!!!

Who Am I

Hello and welcome to my blog!!! My name is Fiona Buckner and I’d like to introduce myself. I’m 30 years old, currently living in Sprindgale, AR. First thing you’ll notice about me is my purple and blue hair. I love to get my hair colored in different mixes of purple as it is my favorite color. Some of my hobbies include the subjects of Cars, Motorcycles, 3d Printing, and Astro Photography. I recently went on a trip to Denver Colorado in the first week of August on my 2020 Honda Africa Twin motorcycle. It was a lot of fun and I wish it wasn’t cut short by hand pain. I’m working on planning a trip out to California in the spring to see some friends and have intentions of riding out there. Despite this being a very difficult year for all of us, this has been my highlight so far. Riding a motorcycle really is like having a mechanical horse. If you would like to hear about how my projects are going, and explanations of them, stay awhile and listen. Below is a picture of me from Devil’s Den, Arkansas.