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For years there have been chess programs that have beaten top players, but computers playing the game of Go haven’t fared so well – until now. Check out this article. This morning, Nature published a paper describing DeepMind’s system, which makes clever use of, among other… Read More
For the most part we don’t have nearly as much gun violence in our city as our neighbours to the south and it’s easy for us to be smug about the bizarre American fetish for firearms. This morning though, I was taking the dogs out… Read More
Tuffy P posting….this shot caught the tail end first minutes of our welcome party. It started early with tail wagging and kisses from George and Memphis, and then Miss Phyllis woke up from behind an accordion to come and chill with her new ‘soul sister’,… Read More
In spring of 1986 I took a part time job at Canada Post sorting mail. I had an art habit, a bad one, and I needed a day job, or as it turned out, an evening job, to support it. I recall I even wrote… Read More
As regular visitors know, I’ve been posting some short-short stories here at 27th Street. These are all part of a series of pieces I call The Lazy Allen Stories. They’re set, or at least they’re being told in 1982 in Toronto, and they’re all stories… Read More
Here’s Matt Kinman, performing the Merle Travis masterpiece, Dark as a Dungeon. There are a few coal mining tunes around. Let’s listen to The Mountain by Steve Earle, performed here by Mr. Earle withLevon Helm and his band. And to cap off this little coal… Read More
Tuffy P posting this morning’s photo from our side door.
Last night was Go night – Vox and I play most Friday evenings. Go, for those who don’t know is that Asian game played on a 19 X 19 line grid with black and white stones. Vox and I have been playing since sometime in… Read More
A Canadian rye whiskey has been named the whiskey of the year in Jim Murray’s whiskey bible – Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye. That surprises me. I know Canadian whiskey makers have been upping the ante on quality whiskies, but in my little imagination, even… Read More