✏️ Some of the problems I have with the book Gödel, Escher, Bach: https://blog.infinitenegativeutility.com/2018/7/why-i-dont-love-godel-escher-bach
prototyping a generic version of my gutenberg poetry autocomplete site (http://gutenberg-poetry.decontextualize.com/) for a workshop... this version uses the SortedSet from http://www.grantjenks.com/docs/sortedcontainers/sortedset.html and you can put whatever text you want into it. (right now it's showing the words that begin with the given prefix, sorted in reverse order of log probability)
I'm (slowly) reading Breton/Soupault's _Les Champs Magnétiques_ (and trying to translate into English as I go) and it's quite beautiful but also sounds like someone (wearing e.g. a smashing pumpkins t-shirt) in my 10th grade creative writing class reading their free-writing warmup out loud, e.g. "Beautiful August nights, adorable dawns and dusks of the sea, we don't need you! Bleach and the lines of our hands drive the world.... Yes, that night, more beautiful than all the others, made us cry."
@aparrish I am on surer ground in saying that, for pretty simple projects, I advise you to copy https://github.com/pypa/sampleproject/ . For more complicated projects, cookiecutter is the project I hear people talking about/recommending most often, but I also see people discussing hatch https://github.com/ofek/hatch#usage and poetry https://github.com/sdispater/poetry/#new ; in my opinion, cookiecutter has not reached The Way You're Supposed To Do It status.
https://github.com/pypa/packaging-problems/issues/129 has some "how should we advise?" discussion.
also discovered that color terms in the xkcd color list are disproportionately more likely to start with the letters L, D, and B (lots of "light" and "dark" and "bluish" variants) and that there are for some reason only twelve colors in the list that begin with N (nasty green, nice blue, neon red, night blue, navy green, neon yellow, neon blue, neon pink, neon purple, navy, neon green, navy blue) only one of which (navy) is a single word
while working on a friendly wrapper for a nearest-neighbors library today, I had the occasion to play around with the xkcd color corpus a bit and made these constrained color word poems https://gist.github.com/aparrish/f2dfc0a42f636d69dc22271c5e2f2be5
would appreciate being pointed to a good low-bloat boilerplate for making a contemporary python package (i.e., for release on pypi). even as a maintainer of several python packages I find this process consistently daunting and I feel like standards and best practices are constantly shifting under my feet
this is the Cornell Movie Dialogs corpus btw http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~cristian//Cornell_Movie-Dialogs_Corpus.html
I made a very simple corpus-driven chatbot that replies to you with the line of text from the corpus that comes after/is in response to the line of text most similar to what you just typed. here's a sample interaction where the database is built from the Cornell Movie Dialogs corpus... (my typing in green, bot response in blue; I typed the first turn and it alternates after that)
trying to use google's "universal sentence encoder" but it's trying to use 32 gigs of RAM (out of my laptop's 8 gigs) to find embeddings for "this is a test" so maybe it's back to good old fashioned averaging-the-word-vectors for me https://www.tensorflow.org/hub/modules/google/universal-sentence-encoder/2
reading/reading about Emily Short's _Parrigues Tarot_ and I'm completely astounded, it's so good https://emshort.blog/2018/06/26/parrigues-tarot-draft/
"[S]tenciling letters itself is self-evidently neither writing nor typography, [but it] often reaches in these directions"—super fascinating blog post about 20th century stencil alphabets https://www.fontshop.com/content/stencil-alphabets (via https://mailchi.mp/theleagueofmoveabletype/weekly-typographic-2900097)
"But one of the best things about Westworld's second season is it recognizes that the question of sex with robots is boring. Because it is. It sound provocative, but there's not much you can extrapolate from it once you think about it for more than five minutes." https://tinyletter.com/jomc/letters/krav-maga-with-androids
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