I'm Alex Kearney, a PhD student studying Computer Science at the University of Alberta. I focus on Artificial Intelligence and Epistemology.

I talk a lot about travel, dev, yeg, indieweb, grad-school, japan 2019, japan, tech, music, and article



En route to Porto via London

Edmonton International Airport → Vancouver International Airport → Gatwick Airport


I recently tried using ipython notebook in a pipenv shell and realized that all of my imports were missing. This is because the the kernel selected is wrong.

In your project directory run:

pipenv install ipykernel
pipenv shell

When you start your pipenv, you'll see a shell name in your terminal like (my-virtualenv-name) bash-4.4$. You need to add that to the kernel list in jupyter notebook. Do that by running:

python -m ipykernel install --user --name=my-virtualenv-name

Restart your jupyter and go to your notebook. In the Kernel>Change Kernel menu, you should now see your pipenv in the list under my-virtualenv-name.

Select that and you're good to go!


My partner and I went on a date to do our civic duty this morning at one of the advanced polls. #elxn43 #cdnpoli


Getting ready for #ghc19 !

Really stoked to meet up with old friends and make some new ones 🤗✨


On my way to #ghc19 in Orlando. Around 25 000 people are attending this year! Maybe I'll find some reinforcement learning friends while I'm there...

Edmonton International Airport → George Bush Intercontinental Airport → Orlando International Airport


The #climatestrike in #yeg making its way down jasper ave. #weekforfuture


Misreading some derivations you did months ago and fundamentally questioning whether or not you know what maths is feels like a uniquely grad-school thing.


There's nothing quite like noting the trail of red-scribbles left by your advisor on draft manuscripts are slowly evolving into check marks.

I'm getting better at writing!


Walked up to beacon hill and made a friend today. They were very willing to participate in a photo shoot—gave me a number of angles to best capture their plumage. 🐦