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October 28, 2008
[mind-bogglingly-OT] Color compatibility
I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt. But 
I don't have the ability to decide this myself.

So, being a computer scientist, I decided to use computers to solve this 
problem for me. I created a web site ( http://home.codu.org/colormatch/ 
) where people could tell me if randomly-selected colors go together. I 
then took the data and used it to evolve a neural network (because I 
wurve genetic algorithms), and used the resulting neural network to 
create this site: http://codu.org/colormatch/

I think it works pretty well at determining whether colors go together, 
all things considered. I'll probably use it to help me make wardrobe 
choices from now on.

 - Gregor Richards

PS: Please don't respond with examples of poorly-matched colors that it 
says match. That is not helpful :P
October 28, 2008
Re: [mind-bogglingly-OT] Color compatibility
Gregor Richards wrote:
> I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt. But 
> I don't have the ability to decide this myself.
> 
> So, being a computer scientist, I decided to use computers to solve this 
> problem for me. I created a web site ( http://home.codu.org/colormatch/ 
> ) where people could tell me if randomly-selected colors go together. I 
> then took the data and used it to evolve a neural network (because I 
> wurve genetic algorithms), and used the resulting neural network to 
> create this site: http://codu.org/colormatch/
> 
> I think it works pretty well at determining whether colors go together, 
> all things considered. I'll probably use it to help me make wardrobe 
> choices from now on.
> 
>  - Gregor Richards
> 
> PS: Please don't respond with examples of poorly-matched colors that it 
> says match. That is not helpful :P

I have learned something today. Red goes with everything except lime green.

An interesting experiment.
October 28, 2008
Re: [mind-bogglingly-OT] Color compatibility
Gregor Richards wrote:
> I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt. But 
> I don't have the ability to decide this myself.

I solved that problem years ago. I don't wear a tie.
October 28, 2008
Re: [mind-bogglingly-OT] Color compatibility
Reply to Gregor,

> I bought a tie on Sunday. I wanted to know if it went with my shirt.
> But I don't have the ability to decide this myself.
> 
> So, being a computer scientist, I decided to use computers to solve
> this problem for me. I created a web site (
> http://home.codu.org/colormatch/ ) where people could tell me if
> randomly-selected colors go together. I then took the data and used it
> to evolve a neural network (because I wurve genetic algorithms), and
> used the resulting neural network to create this site:
> http://codu.org/colormatch/
> 
> I think it works pretty well at determining whether colors go
> together, all things considered. I'll probably use it to help me make
> wardrobe choices from now on.
> 
> - Gregor Richards
> 
> PS: Please don't respond with examples of poorly-matched colors that
> it says match. That is not helpful :P
> 

DAMB YOU FOR WASTING MY TIME :D

p.s. that is with regards to the time I'm going to burn clicking yes and no ;)
October 28, 2008
Re: [mind-bogglingly-OT] Color compatibility
For those interested in solving these kinds of problems with neural network, 
check backpropagation.

But yeah, evo algos are nice :)
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