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Things I've Built

The Relatrix

Functor Object Oriented Data Management System. Based on Big Sack, provides the worlds first functor data management system with support for Category Theory constructs leading to machine cognition.


Java clustering framework with tuplespace functionality

Big Sack

Java persistence mechanism key/value store with transparent recovery and exabyte capability


Framework for developing unit tests as fitness functions for genetic programming using the Java platform and web-based tools

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zakqwy wrote 09/04/2014 at 03:00 point
Hi Jonathan -- what happened to all of your other projects??

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J Groff wrote 09/04/2014 at 18:05 point
Hi zakqwy. Well, I got the impression that my projects are not right for this site. Mine tend toward the practical, don't have alot of pizazz, flash, or glitz. I guess they lack the proper 'bromance'? Anyway I'm surprised and I guess a bit pleased and maybe now a little embarrassed that anyone even noticed. I suppose its my general philosophy of limiting my digital footprint; why leave projects up that no one cares about and that I dont know if I have not put enough work into to be interesting or impressive, or the idea is just unappealing and stupid from the perspective of the audience here. Ultimately I suppose one should do this for ones own documentation purposes but I feel like an uninvited guest plastering a bunch of things no one else is interested in, thats just me. HTH. Thanks, Jon

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 09/04/2014 at 21:41 point
Hey Jonathan! I just wanted to say that your projects were some of the most inspiring ones I have seen in a long time. I didn't get the chance to engage with them in as much depth as I wanted to (yet), but seeing them around here always made me feel good. My main challenge with Open Source was always that people are great at replicating functionalities that already exist in the "proprietary" world, but very rarely dare to dream of something truly innovative and research-grade. And your projects were just that!

I'll be definitely checking for other crazy creations from your lab ;)

Also, don't feel bummed out by the community pressure here. People usually don't respect enough the things they don't understand, but that doesn't mean that they will never learn.

Anyway, at least you have one true follower here :)

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zakqwy wrote 09/05/2014 at 02:46 point
Agreed with Aleksander on all counts. Your projects are great--always welcome here if you ever want to re-post them.

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J Groff wrote 09/05/2014 at 16:56 point
Wow, thanks guys. I find my positive outlook on humanity challenged at times but you guys delivered some uplifting words. I didn't feel pressure here as much as a cold indifference that made me feel like an unwelcome guest. I asked questions about list participation and such that just got deleted. Then that contest had all these reminder emails but never one saying you didn't make the cut so I had to ask like an idiot in a public forum and be told I should have noticed the list of 50 semi-finalists. So it was a combination of factors but if you guys are interested that other fuXXor $hit means nothing and I'll make sure to keep you in the loop. Now that I've done all the drudge work on the platform I'm building the part I really wanted to get to, which is the machine cognition via category theory, functors, colimits and the natural transformation, which, who knows, could lead to a machine that functions well enough for general purpose robotics. Anyway, thanks again guys, you're what its all about.

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J Groff wrote 07/06/2014 at 23:38 point
Hi Aleksandar, thanks for the stimuli. The most up to date resource is here :
with links to GitHub. Please note that the Big Sack has to be updated as I implemented full log based recovery and checkpointing using the AIRES protocol and have to generally clean up the repo's pertaining to the 'Sack', but feel free to have a look. Thanks again. Jon

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 07/06/2014 at 19:32 point
Hey - these projects sound very interesting! Any pointers to where I can read more about them? (especially 'The Relatrix' and 'Big Sack'). Thanks!

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