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.

October 14, 2017 Desert Code Camp, Phoenix, AZ
February 5-6, 2018 Conversational Interaction Conference

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.

Installing Tomcat on macOS 10.12 Sierra
The Servlet 4.0 specification is out and Tomcat 9.0.x does support it. Time to dive into Tomcat 9. Prerequisite: Java Since
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The Conversational User Interface is a Minefield
Cross-Post from my article on Medium The path to an acceptable Conversational User Interface is heavily mined and booby-trapped. Let’s
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Updating the Nexus 6P to Android 7 Nougat .. Now!
Here are the steps to update your Nexus 6P to Android 7 (final) release. Step 1. Install Android Studio Download
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Hosting an Alexa Skill yourself
If experimenting with the Amazon Echo / Alexa Skill Kit or running a so-called Skill in production, you generally have
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Working with files on an external USB Hard-Drive
I am the proud owner of an Apple Thunderbolt Display (2560×1440). It has an outstanding image quality, comes with built-in
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Mobile Voice Conference 2016
The Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS) and TMA Associates organize the annual Mobile Voice Conference, which this year took place at the
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Putting your Bot into Slack
It all began back in 1990, when Hugh Loebner initiated a contest, designed to implement the Turing Test. The Loebner
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Mac2Speech, a TTS Server for the rest of us
If you want to add none trivial speech output to your application, no matter if it’s a desktop, web, or
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SpeechTEK 2015 – New York City
This year, the annual SpeechTEK conference focused heavily on Virtual Agents and Advances in Biometrics. The conference took place at
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