1. Information Theory and Entropy

    The way I think of Shannon’s information theoretic concept of entropy is as “uncertainty.” Or, in another approach, Shannon’s entropy — and there are many types of entropy — is a measure of how resistant “information content” is to compression: more entropy/uncertainty, means less redundancy, and consequently less compression …

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  2. Two Little Ideas for Pyblosxom

    1. Create a format for txt/html entries in which I can include the trackback URLs of those sites I want to send a trackback ping to when I publish it. For example:

      <p class="trackback-ping">

      http://www.gothamist.com/mt/mt-tb.cgi/5594 </p>

      These wouldn’t be shown in …

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