TensorFlow – Consise Examples for Beginners


TensorFlow Tutorial with popular machine learning algorithms implementation. This tutorial was designed for easily diving into TensorFlow, through examples.

It is suitable for beginners who want to find clear and concise examples about TensorFlow. For readability, the tutorial includes both notebook and code with explanations.

Tutorial index

1 – Introduction

2 – Basic Models

3 – Neural Networks

4 – Utilities

  • Save and Restore a model (notebook) (code)
  • Tensorboard – Graph and loss visualization (notebook) (code)
  • Tensorboard – Advanced visualization (code)

5 – Multi GPU

More Examples

The following examples are coming from TFLearn, a library that provides a simplified interface for TensorFlow. You can have a look, there are many examples and pre-built operations and layers.


Extending Tensorflow

  • Layers. Use TFLearn layers along with Tensorflow.
  • Trainer. Use TFLearn trainer class to train any Tensorflow graph.
  • Built-in Ops. Use TFLearn built-in operations along with Tensorflow.
  • Summaries. Use TFLearn summarizers along with Tensorflow.
  • Variables. Use TFLearn variables along with Tensorflow.

Computer Vision

Natural Language Processing



tflearn (if using tflearn examples)

For more details about TensorFlow installation, you can check TensorFlow Installation Guide


Some examples require MNIST dataset for training and testing. Don’t worry, this dataset will automatically be downloaded when running examples (with input_data.py).
MNIST is a database of handwritten digits, with 60,000 examples for training and 10,000 examples for testing. (Website: http://yann.lecun.com/exdb/mnist/)

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Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition

At the beginning of the spring semester, Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law school transitioned to a new website with a more modern look but a much more rigid architecture. As often happens with new website launches, there were obstacles to overcome – 404 errors to fix, a new navigation to learn, resources to update – as well as old website simply not transferring to the new site. In this article Ashley Ahlbrand describes some key issues her team faced and how they were addressed as a Lessons Learned for other groups pursuing the same transition.

Original URL: http://www.llrx.com/features/making-lemons-into-lemonade-libraries-and-the-challenge-of-the-website-transition.htm

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HyperDev – Developer Playground for Full-Stack Web Apps

We’re super excited to introduce our new product, HyperDev. HyperDev is a developer playground for building full-stack web apps, fast.

It combines automated deployment, instant hosting, and collaborative editing, with the goal of getting you coding as quickly as possible.

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Why is that important? Well, as it stands, in order to create a web app you have to contend with many things other than just writing code. You have to work through the complexity of configuring servers, running shell commands, compiling files, setting up build pipelines and mastering version control systems.

We think this complexity slows us down and holds us back. The result is apps that solve real problems – or just make us smile – often don’t get written because it can be too hard to get started. The existing tools and technologies that are supposed to support us in creating web apps can be a barrier to building them.

Now, don’t get us wrong – such tools have their time and place. We just don’t think that time is right at the start when you should instead be focused on proving out an idea or testing a solution.

So, we built HyperDev to remove as many of these barriers to building as possible. Leaving you free to create web apps just by writing code.

It has been in the works for a little over a year, and we’ve been in closed beta for a few months with a few thousand developers. The response has been great, and now we’re opening things up to everyone. We’d like you to try it out and see just how quickly and easily you can build something in HyperDev.

As inspiration, here are some cool projects submitted by the community so far. And to get you going, there’s also some getting started projects that you can remix, or copy and edit, to customize to your needs.

Oh, and it’s free. So go ahead, learn more or just start coding.

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Kaby Lake starts strong as Intel retools PC strategy

Intel’s upcoming 7th-Generation Core processor family, code-named Kaby Lake, is off to a quick start.

More than 400 devices with Intel’s upcoming chip design will reach the market, said Navin Shenoy, corporate vice president and general manager for Intel’s Client Computing Group.

One of those devices will be Asus’ Surface-like Transformer 3, which will ship in the third quarter starting at $799. The device has a 12.6-in. screen that displays images at a resolution of 2880 x 1920 pixels. It weighs 695 grams and is 6.9 millimeters thick. The device has a 13-megapixel camera, and it can be configured with a 512GB SSD and up to 8GB RAM.

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Simply Hired is shutting down June 26

Simply Hired — a job search engine with 30 million monthly users that is active in 24 countries and 12 languages — is shutting down on June 26, with one report claiming that at least some of the company is getting acquired.

We heard of the shutdown initially from one of Simply Hired’s partners, who received an email Friday from the company noting that it is terminating a partnership agreement on June 26 because it is suspending its partnership program. Simply Hired also attached to the note a set of FAQs, which also added that “the business of Simply Hired would cease operations as of June 26.” We’ve copied the text of both of these notes at the bottom of this post.

Separately, a short post on the EreMedia recruitment blog notes that “pieces of the company/technology will be acquired,” without giving further details. It added that employees were also informed of this last week and face an “uncertain future.”

We have reached out to Simply Hired’s press office, to its CEO James Beriker and to its partnership support team. The only response we have had so far has been from the partners’ help desk. “This desk is unable to comment. Please watch for a press release,” support staff replied in an email.

Simply Hired, founded in 2004 and based in Sunnyvale, had raised just over $34 million in funding from investors that include Dave McClure, Foundation Capital, Guy Kawasaki, Fox, IDG Ventures and Ronald Conway.

Coincidentally, Simply Hired was the subject of another acquisition rumor years ago: It was allegedly in talks to be acquired by Google back in 2007 — a rumor that no doubt was fuelled by the idea of the search giant keen to beef up its vertical search capabilities, specifically in the job sector, and the fact that its president teased that there was “lots of interest in us” when asked about the rumors. It’s not clear who would be snapping up a recruitment site right now for tech or anything else, although LinkedIn has been active in that area, both with its own business and buying smaller operations like Connectifier.

Simply Hired competes against the likes of Monster.com, Indeed (which was itself acquired by Recruit in Japan), LinkedIn, Glassdoor and many others.

Simply Hired is not one of the new kids on the block pushing the boundaries of which algorithms a service might use to source candidates and jobs and match them up in more clever ways, but what it may not have in terms of newer search algorithms, it makes up for in size.

As one of the bigger recruiting companies, the company gets about 30 million visitors each month and claims to search some 6 million jobs across 700,000 employers. In comparison, Monster claimed in Q1 it had some 50,000 employers in its database, and does not disclose MAUs. Indeed.com says is has more than 180 million monthly active visitors.

In other words, Simply Hired is not the biggest, but it does have significant scale and brand recognition. Although it will be losing some of its reach by terminating those partnerships, there are likely to be other direct assets that remain intact. That is one reason why at least a part-acquisition might make sense, rather than a full-out shutdown due to lack of funds.

Hopefully, that will mean an opportunity, too, for the people whose jobs are being affected. We’ll keep looking out for more information about what is happening with Simply Hired (ping me if you know). We will update this post as we learn more.

Texts of the notes to partners follow below.

Dear XXXX,

Your company and Simply Hired are currently parties to the Simply Hired Partner Terms of Service (“Agreement”), under which Simply Hired is providing job content and related services to your company.

Simply Hired hereby notifies your company that it is terminating the Agreement effective in 30 days, on June 26th, 2016. We are terminating the Agreement because we are suspending our Partnership Program for all publishers.

There will be no interruption in services between now and June 26th.  All payments will be processed and paid under the terms of the Agreement.

Please refer to the FAQ below for additional details. Our partnership team can assist with any needs you may have with respect to this transition process.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other questions.

Best regards,
The Simply Hired Partner Team


The business of Simply Hired will cease operations as of June 26, 2016. Accordingly, we will be winding down our Partnership Program and all related platform services prior to this date.

We will be winding down all partner services by June 26th, 2016 (“Service Discontinuation Date”). This includes hosted Job Sites, Job Widgets, API and data feed accounts. Please make arrangements to transition all Simply Hired services prior to this date at which point all services will no longer be available. This includes all functionality hosted Job Site URLs, Widgets, API, Account and Reporting services will be deactivated.

Job Listing Sales (For Hosted Job Site Partners Only)
The following pertains to our optional Job Listing Sales features offered with our hosted Job Sites only. All Job Sales capabilities will be available through the Service Discontinuation Date, however, it is important to understand how best to handle transitioning these capabilities with respect to active advertisers.

Active Job Listings will run through the Service Discontinuation Date unless you advise us to disable this specific functionality, or all your Job Site functionality, before that time. Typically these are sold on a 30-day basis. Any advertiser with partially delivered listings (i.e. less than 30 days or applicable duration sold) will be issued a refund. Please note that Simply Post upsells will run until the Service Discontinuation Date (on www.SimplyHired.com) irrespective of the status of your Job Site, but will be subject to automatic proration and refunding per the policy below.

If we disable this functionality for you, or when you turn off your JobSite entirely, all active job posting products will be canceled in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

The refund shall be calculated as the total number of days remaining in the Job Listing divided by thirty (30) and multiplied by the fee paid for the Job Listing and shall be paid to the advertiser within thirty (30) days of cancellation via the credit card account used for purchase. and your advertisers will be unable to access their account settings and dashboard.

Should you wish to transition your advertisers to a new platform, our Partner Support Team can assist you with downloading your data. Please keep in mind that your advertisers will not be able to access your account settings once this functionality is disabled. As a reminder, all communication regarding the discontinuation or modifications of these services to your customers is your responsibility. We will not communicate directly with your customers with respect to any information contained here.

Please let our Partner Operations Team know of your plans as soon as possible, and ideally no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2016, by sending us an email to support@simply-partner.com.

Your final partner payment will reflect these adjustments.

Reporting Data
If you wish to download any reporting or account information prior to service disconnection, please do so no later than the Service Discontinuation Date.

Final Payments & Tax Forms
We anticipate making all final payments within 30 days of the Service Discontinuation Date or June 26, 2016. This includes all unpaid earnings generated up to the Service Discontinuation Date. Your current payment method (i.e. check, wire or PayPal) will be used.

All year-end tax reporting forms will be provided on a timely basis.

Other Questions/ Assistance
Should you require any additional assistance up until the Service Discontinuation Date please send an email outlining your question or request to support@simply-partner.com prior to the Service Discontinuation Date we will respond as promptly as possible. After the Service Discontinuation Date please contact partner-support@dswinddown.com.

Finally, we’d like to sincerely thank you for your partnership and support during the last 10+ years. We will miss working with all of you.

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Samsung now producing world’s smallest 512GB SSD; it’s half the weight of a dime

Samsung today announced it is mass producing the world’s smallest 512GB PCIe SSD that comes in a single ball grid array package and weighs less than a dime.

Samsung’s PM971-NVMe SSD is aimed at ultra-thin notebooks and was manufacturing by combining 16 of Samsung’s 48-layer 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash chips, one 20-nanometer 4Gbit LPDDR4 mobile DRAM chip and a high-performance Samsung controller.

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The new SSD is just 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm in size and weighs about one gram, less than half the weight of a U.S. dime (2.3 grams).

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FullPageOS – A raspberrypi distro to display a full page browser on boot



A Raspberry Pi distribution to display one webpage in full screen. It includes Chromium out of the box and the scripts necessary to load it at boot.
This repository contains the source script to generate the distribution out of an existing Raspbian distro image.

FullPageOS is a fork of OctoPi

Where to get it?

Official mirror is here

Nightly builds are available here (currenlty built on demand)

How to use it?

  1. Unzip the image and install it to an SD card like any other Raspberry Pi image
  2. Configure your WiFi by editing fullpageos-network.txt on the root of the flashed card when using it like a flash drive
  3. Boot the Pi from the SD card
  4. Log into your Pi via SSH (it is located at fullpageos.local if your computer supports bonjour or the IP address assigned by your router), default username is “pi”, default password is “raspberry”, change the password using the passwd command and expand the filesystem of the SD card through the corresponding option when running sudo raspi-config.


  • Loads Chromium at boot in full screen
  • Webpage can be changed from /boot/fullpageos.txt
  • Default app is FullPageDashboard, which lets you add multiple tabs changes that switch automatically.
  • Ships with preconfigured X11VNC, for remote connection (password ‘raspberry’)



  1. qemu-arm-static
  2. Downloaded Raspbian image.
  3. root privileges for chroot
  4. Bash
  5. realpath
  6. sudo (the script itself calls it, running as root without sudo won’t work)

Build FullPageOS From within FullPageOS / Raspbian / Debian / Ubuntu

FullPageOS can be built from Debian, Ubuntu, Raspbian, or even FullPageOS.
Build requires about 2.5 GB of free space available.
You can build it by issuing the following commands:

sudo apt-get install realpath qemu-user-static

git clone https://github.com/guysoft/FullPageOS.git
cd OctoPi/src/image
curl -J -O -L  http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_latest
cd ..
sudo modprobe loop
sudo bash -x ./build

Building FullPageOS Variants

FullPageOS supports building variants, which are builds with changes from the main relesae build. An example and other variants are avilable in the folder src/variants/example.

To build a variant use:

sudo bash -x ./build [Variant]

Building Using Vagrant

There is a vagrant machine configuration to let build OctoPi in case your build enviroment behaves diffrently. Unless you do extra configuration, vagrant must run as root to have nfs folder sync working.

To use it:

sudo apt-get install vagrant nfs-kernel-server
sudo vagrant plugin install vagrant-nfs_guest
sudo modprobe nfs
cd OctoPi/src/vagrant
sudo vagrant up

After provisioning the machine, its also possible to run a nightly build which updates from devel using:

cd OctoPi/src/vagrant


  1. If needed, override existing config settings by creating a new file src/config.local. You can override all settings found in src/config. If you need to override the path to the Raspbian image to use for building OctoPi, override the path to be used in ZIP_IMG. By default, the most recent file matching *-raspbian.zip found in src/image will be used.
  2. Run src/build as root.
  3. The final image will be created in src/workspace

Code contribution would be appreciated!

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Nearly 1 In 4 People Abandon Mobile Apps After Only One Use

An anonymous reader writes from a report via TechCrunch: According to a new study on mobile app usage, nearly one in four mobile users only use an app once. TechCrunch reports: “Based on data from analytics firm Localytics, and its user base of 37,000 applications, user retention has seen a slight increase year-over-year from 34 percent in 2015 to 38 percent in 2016. However, just because this figure has recovered a bit, that doesn’t mean the numbers are good. Instead, what this indicates is that 62 percent of users will use an app less than 11 times. These days, 23 percent launch an app only once — an improvement over last year, but only slightly. For comparison’s sake, only 20 percent of users were abandoning apps in 2014. On iOS, user retention saw some slight improvements. The percentage of those only opening apps once fell to 24 percent from 26 percent last year, and those who return to apps 11 times or more grew to 36 percent from 32 percent in 2015. In particular, apps in the middle stage of their growth (between 15,000 and 50,000 monthly active users), saw the strongest lift with retention and abandonment, the report also noted. This is attributed to these apps’ use of push notifications, in-app messages, email, and remarking. While push notifications have always been cited as a way to retain users, in-app messages also have a notable impact — these messages improve users retention to 46 percent, the study found. 17 percent will only use app once if they see an in-app message, but those not using messages see 26 percent of users abandoning the app after one session.

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