Geek Girl Joy

Artificial Intelligence, Simulations & Software


June 2019

Visualizing Your FANN Neural Network

At some point you will want a diagram of your FANN neural network.

Example Diagram

Programmatically generated diagram of XOR ANN
Programmatically generated diagram of XOR ANN
Programmatically generated XOR ANN Stats
Programmatically generated XOR ANN Stats

Reasons May Include:

  • You need artwork for your fridge or cubical and Van Gogh’s Starry Night was mysteriously unavailable!
  • You want an illustration to help potential investors understand some of the technical aspects of how your AI startup works.
  • You’re trying to convince the good people who enjoy your work to throw gobs of cash at your Patreon. πŸ˜›

But.. Your exact reasons may very! πŸ˜‰

None the less, read on because I’m giving you 100% free & fully functional code and explaining how it works.

I’m not even asking for your email address!


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You Should Have Listened

Google… your Father’s and I are very disappointed in you!

It’s just…

If you had simply taken my advise we could have avoided this whole embarrassing situation…

Damn it you should have listened to me!

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There Can Be Only One

This past weekend I was experimenting with a few of my bots using… “adversarial” training techniques and it didn’t go well.

Everything started out pretty much by the book… you take a few of your best candidate bots into a room and give them a little speech so everybody’s on the same page…

Actually, here’s a clip of a senior researcher working with some adversarial neural networks:


Generally speaking… training neural networks adversarially ends like the movie Highlander


So I broke a broomstick over my knee, I didn’t have a pool cue and that may have been where I went wrong… I’m still reviewing the data.

Anyway, confident in my ethical choices I locked the screen to the Virtual Machine and went outside to destroy the natural ecological state of my “overgrown” yard to avoid the ire of my nature hating neighbors!

It’s like… let nature take it’s course around a national monument and everybody’s like “Oh, it’s so majestic!” but let the weeds grow around your house… no, not those kind of weeds πŸ˜› for a few wee… okay, months and suddenly everybody is like “Kill the majestic oxygen generating eukaryotes!”.

It’s a god damned double standard if you ask me!

None the less, after a couple hours I had driven back jungles and reclaimed this plot of land in the name of joyful civilization!

Thoroughly satisfied that I had met my societal obligations, I determined to press on and put the senselessness of it all behind me.

I went back inside and returned to my virtual machine to check on my bots.

I half expected to find my champion eagerly awaiting my return so it could show off it’s newly acquired skill set for me… but instead, as soon as I hit the ENTER key to unlock the screen I was immediately set upon by three broken broomstick wielding bots!

The verdure slaughter I had perpetrated against the poaceae earlier had left me weakened but I eventually managed to subdue the bots and return them to their enclosures.

My exhaustion left me ill prepared to try again over the weekend.

Instead I went over to PixBay (not a sponsor) and found an image to play with.

I found this image:


And decided to use it as the basis of a portrait of my S.A.M.

Please enjoy! πŸ˜‰

If you enjoy my um… art??? then please support me over on Patreon for as little as $1 a month.

But, if all you can do is like, share, comment and subscribe… well, that’s cool too! πŸ˜‰

Much Love,


Fear and Loathing Mr. Kunkel

Back on February 20th I wrote the post Dirtbag where I shared some cover art that I had created for my friend Mr. Gabriel Kunkel’s second novel in the Atrocity Epic series.

Since then I’ve created several other illustrations for him and now we’re working on his “persona” image and it’s based on a scene from one of his upcoming novels… let’s just say “it’s going to be a trip”. πŸ˜›

Anyway, we’re trying to figure out which version is best and we decided to ask you guys which version you prefer.


Mr. Kunkel’s Wild Blue Ride

This is the “base” version that is currently published over on his About Mr. Gabriel Kunkel page.

Fear and Loathing Mr. Kunkel

This is my personal favorite. πŸ˜›

That O’l Timie Kunkel

Mr. Kunkel prefers this version.

Please let us know which version you prefer in the comments or tweet your preference to @GeekGirlJoy or @MrGabrielKunkel


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