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another trick to having a good time on mastodon imo: start tooting about anything other than mastodon

I've started having a better time on Mastodon/Fediverse by treating this like early Twitter: I try to follow back everyone in order to fill my timeline with stuff. I aggressively follow anyone when I see a boost of something they wrote that I like. I am going to start doing the ol' Follow Friday thing to help other people find people. I follow a lot of people I know *NOTHING* about but it's finally lively enough to keep me engaged.

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python's zipfile library doesn't work with the "implosion" compression algorithm and this is making my life difficult right now

@KaraAJC If ur looking for some POC to follow (in no particular order)

@guerrillarain: goth queen/language enthusiast/writer of cool shit

@Altruest: one of the happiest people on the internet

@Are0h: runs playvicious instance, one of the kings of clapback

@jalcine: knows all the sys adminy things

@somarasu: part shit-poster, part web desinger, all around awesome

@ArtistMarciaX: boss ass artist spilling truth all over the TL

@staticsafe: OG tooter, boosts all kinds of beautiful art

accounts to follow—no particular order, not exhaustive, just some friends and acquaintances and others on here with good feeds and/or with whom I've had good interactions recently

@joshmillard
@casey
@leonardr
@dphiffer
@janellecshane
@natecull
@phooky
@WelshPixie
@bgcarlisle
@wrenpile
@annika
@HappyHorseSkull
@Riley
@brainwane
@vickysteeves
@darius
@enkiv2

and yes I know it's not friday but I'm trying to build some network effects here

Well, it's worth a try...anyone know any other linguists on here?

medium.com/huggingface/learnin to me shows that natural language processing as a field and set of technologies is maybe *uniquely* suited to poetry generation—poetry being the genre of writing devoted, like real estate agents, to showing people around the weird space between "raw text" and meaning

@cwebber You've probably seen it before but this reminds me of an article I used to show my bootcamp students when I would tell them stories about legacy code and they'd look at me skeptically...

web.archive.org/web/2012021021

also great I'm looking at all of the software developer jobs on these sites and seeing the 🤑yearly $alaries🤑 and trying to remember exactly why I left that industry to make art and be a college professor again??

I should clarify here—I'm working freelance for them, but they're recruiting for a full-time salaried position

hey programmers (especially backend web devs), where do you go to look for jobs? I'm trying to help a freelance client recruit for a position and they're not having luck with their regular haunts

there's like seventeen hundred different project gutenberg corpus projects but none of them do this. there are lots of straight-up PG mirrors (inheriting PG's weird directory structure), lots of projects that break the files up and rewrite the PG RDF, tons of projects that just select a subset of the files and work with those only, etc etc etc etc. but nothing that's just file, file, file, metadata

all I want is a big flat directory with all of the project gutenberg files in plain text format, unambiguously numbered in order, and an easy-to-use file with the associated metadata. why has no one done this?

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github.com/akanimax/T2F GAN synthesizes (unnerving) images of faces from textual descriptions

I've packaged and released version 1.0.0 of olipy, a set of art supplies for making text-based art with Python.

github.com/leonardr/olipy/
pypi.org/project/olipy

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