What I'm doing now.

Creating a new PyTorch course

Since the release of the Zero to Mastery TensorFlow course, many students have been requesting the same but with PyTorch as the focus.

Good news, it's coming.

The course is well and truly in development. I expect to have ~100 videos recorded by the end of the week.

You can see development via:

Organising more paperback copies of my book

At the start of September 2021 I released the digital version of my first novel: Charlie Walks.

But many people have asked for the paperback edition.

And I agree, I love reading paperbacks too.

I got a small run of paperbacks printed and have been giving them to friends and family.

Now I'm in the process of getting more printed to ship internationally, they should be here by the end of April 2022 (update: June 2022 is looking more likely, I'm now learning the supply chain problems of making physical things).

The local magazine of my home suburb also just did an article on me and my book.

Nutrify: take a photo of food and learn about it

I'm combining my love for machine learning and food into an app.

So far you can head to and take a photo of food and Nutrify will recognize what's in the photo.

It can recognize 100 foods right now and will stay there for a while whilst I work out all the MLOps steps around it.

It's my first full-stack machine learning app (from data collection to deployment) and I'm loving it.

The next update will be to have the image recognition class trigger a call to a database to showcase some information about the target food (e.g. a photo of an apple returns the nutrition information for an apple).

The end goal will be to have a fully operational machine learning-powered application someone can access and use to learn more about food.

I'll be using funds I've earned from my courses and other works to finance it.

You can find the project code on GitHub.

Buying a house

My brother and I bought a house together.

We moved in just over a week ago.

A few years ago I said I wouldn't buy a house for a while.

But that changed when I realised owning land is an exciting responsibility.

We're having a big housewarming party on Friday.

I've said to my partner I'm looking forward to hosting big family dinners.

The kind of dinners where people say, "are you going to Bourkey's place?".

The first Wednesday of every month sounds like a good date.

A few big things

I said to myself for 2022 I'd like to work on a few big things.

  • A new PyTorch course (in progress)
  • Charlie Walks paperbacks printed and available for online purchase + audiobook (in progress)
  • Make Nutrify an app I'd like to use (in progress)
  • Buy a house ✅

Now as I update this page, I realise I'm doing those things.


Last update:  10 May 2022 from Brisbane Australia