Wolf Paulus’ Journal

Hi there and thanks so much for stopping by!
My name is Wolf Paulus, I’m a photographer, hiker, hacker, and technologist, based in Ramona, California.
This is my journal, where I share quick thoughts and ideas on technology.

I’m appointed to the advisory committee at the University of California, Irvine, and occasionally speak at conferences and user groups, on topics ranging from Embedded/Mobile Technology to Emotional Prosody and Voice and Conversational User Interfaces.

February 5-6, 2018 Conversational Interaction Conference

The CI Conference taking place at the DoubleTree San Jose, will discuss interaction with digital devices and applications by text or speech in natural language.
On Monday, February 5, 2018, my talk will discuss Affect in Bot Conversations
October 6, 2018 Desert Code Camp, Phoenix, AZ

On Saturday October 6, I will be speaking at the Desert Code Camp on Building an Alexa Skill w/ the newest Alexa Skill Kit for Java :: Impl. an AWS Lambda function in Java building and deploying w/ AWS CodeBuild

The event takes place at the beautiful Pecos Campus in Chandler – Gilbert, AZ.

Many of the new concepts I’m working on, are communicated best through video clips or short films.
Take a look at some short HD films that I have created over the last few months and years.

“Amateur Professionalism”, a concept used since 2004, describes an emerging sociological and economic trend of people pursuing amateur activities to professional standards. That pretty much describes, how I look at my photography work today.
If you like, take a look at some of my photos and the stories they tell.

Configuring multiple SSL certificates for a single Tomcat connector
Sometimes you may want the same Tomcat instance to respond to requests for more than just one hostname. For HTTP
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Micro Python on ESP32 (HUZZAH32)
Adafruit’s HUZZAH32 Feather board is built with the official WROOM32 module: Two CPU cores that can be individually controlled, and the
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Installing an SSL Certificate on Tomcat
If you have Tomcat installed on your Mac or Linux computer, like I have shown here and here, you may
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Emotion Lamp
The idea behind the Vocal-Emotion Lamp is rather simple: to use a small affordable computer that can continually recognize emotion from the human voice
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Custom wakeup-words for an Android app
With most modern Android phones, just saying the phrase “OK Google” will launch the Google assistant app, which is capable
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Serverless compute with Java, on AWS Lambda
Serverless computing is a cloud computing execution model, in which the cloud provider dynamically manages the allocation of machine resources. Serverless
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How to get conversational UI right
Cross-Post from my article on VentureBeat.com With the rise of AI, voice, and more generally language-driven technologies — like chatbots,
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SpeechTEK 2017, Washington, District Of Columbia
— The Einstein Memorial – National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418 “New uses of speech technologies are
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The Path to the CUI is Heavily Mined and Booby-Trapped
Cross-Post from my article in Chatbots Magazine The concept of the Conversational User Interface (CUI) is not really new. Wolfgang
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