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, and dev, and grad-school, and indieweb, and yeg, and article, and tech, and japan 2019, and japan, and art, and other things.


Spring confetti 🎉


Putting out flowers for the pollinators.


Today, while heading by the Belgravia elementary school, I found a Coyote perched on top of the tobogganing hill. It's pretty brazen for a coyote to be out in a public area like this. After getting spooked, it loped its way through the elementary school playground.

I've been debating whether to lug my camera around on the off-chance I happen to find something interesting when I'm out and about. This was reinforced by the near-miss I had yesterday with the great horned owl perched on my neigbour's garage.


I found two old friends while I was sorting my lego.


I'd love to see the distribution of random seeds chosen for ML experiments. I bet 42 is over-represented.


Losing power during the winter is an eerie thing. Really reminds you how much our way of life depends on utilities.


A socially distant visit


closing tabs is self-care


Everyone is talking about finding gray hairs from the stress of 2020.

I just found a white beard hair, so maybe I’ll age into a wizard instead.


Behold the loaf