Making your own work lunch is great because you can do things you’d never be allowed to do at home. You can put blue cheese dressing on spring mix. You can make a sandwich out of literally any leftover you have.

That little buzz of animal pleasure when you pick exactly the right food storage container for the amount of food you have left over

is there anyone in the fediverse working/researching in computational chemistry / molecular dynamics / anything adjacent to that?

Has anyone heard or thought of doing an intro programming class using the shell (eg zsh or fish)? With the GNU tools as a standard library?

"The economics of package management" by @ceejbot github.com/ceejbot/economics-o

One of the best-written and most important things I've read in a long time.

artificial intelligence history 

Is there something like the classic Mac OS Launcher program for either Mac or Linux? Suitable for use by kids?

death, funny things kids say 

Taking the third refinement trip through my AI course syllabus, adding rough exercises and examples. After that it’s probably down to making slides and preparing the bits of coding examples I’ll need to do, and making everything more concrete.

Are there good free alternatives to AIMA or Nilsson’s book for classical AI topics?

A man, a plan, sword in hand, a warrior clutches stone to breast. In sword etched he his fading memories. In stone, his tempered skill. By sword attested, by stone revealed. Their tale can now be told. SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS The 'Zodiac Brave Story'

The main skills for parenting a small baby are patience, flexibility, and selective hearing to block out the room-warping, eardrum-pressurizing shrieks.

Seen at an aquarium. What happened to Zack between these two bricks?

software, Nazis. 

My four year old’s solution to Russell’s teapot: shooting beams up into space to break the teapot into small pieces, then releasing a gas that makes the pieces easily visible.

Hey SBC people, I have two applications and I want to double check that a RockPro64 with the stock NAS case and SATA card will do the trick for each (or whether there’s a better cheaper way):
1. Retrogame emulation box meant for library checkout, as self contained as possible, up through PSX and ideally PS2/GameCube/Wii.
2. Airgapped Ethernet IP camera recorder and viewer (4 1080p color cameras). Network bandwidth seems important here.

Do those make sense?

Hey SBC people, I have two applications and I want to double check that a RockPro64 with the stock NAS case and SATA card will do the trick for each (or whether there’s a better cheaper way):
1. Retrogame emulation box meant for library checkout, as self contained as possible, up through PSX and ideally PS2/GameCube/Wii.
2. Airgapped Ethernet IP camera recorder and viewer (4 1080p color cameras). Network bandwidth seems important here.

Do those make sense?

As somebody who was fiercely a Mac user from 1990 up through last fall, this blog post really resonated with me: inessential.com/2019/04/23/fre
The frustrating part is that for most of that time, the perception of Apple products as a walled garden was just not fair or true. But now it is, as Apple pushes on iOS-isms and services.
The FSF/GNU people turned out to be right about OSes and hardware, and when I see developer communities go in for commercial non-Free OSS libraries I feel a little concerned.

(likewise, initiatives like uTensor, TensorFlow Lite, etc. seem to almost always be about easing "deployment" to devices in order to make "inference" faster— they're never about making it faster/easier to train your own models. anecdotally it feels like over the past 3–4 years, people have stopped even pretending that training a ML model can be done by someone without specialized training and specialized hardware—"democratizing" demos/tutorials are all about using pre-trained models now)

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