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So I recorded that Ed Sheeran / Steamed Hams parody this morning. You're welcome and I'm sorry.

Cooking Out Loud:

music.metafilter.com/8575/Ed-S

Moore's law really only applied between 1986 and 2003. It kept going for nearly 20 years. I thought that this year's computer would always be significantly more sophisticated than last year's computer, because again, when something happens for 10, 15, 20 years, you tend to assume that it's permanent.

We only have until Wednesday and the vote will be on a hair's-breadth margin. PLEASE visit saveyourinternet.eu to do something about it -- and then TELL TWO EUROPEAN FRIENDS about this!

confession: even though I don't speak German, I think about Rhubarb Barbara and her beer bar all the time

youtube.com/watch?v=XA2AG-L0VI

my miniature rose bush just keeps producing flowers (this is the 2nd bouquet of 10+ roses in two weeks) 🌹

easy to recommend all of the other talks from Practice available online vimeo.com/album/5340578/ but in particular I suggest Liz England's talk on Scribblenauts as an interesting pairing with mine (me: language is infinitely complex and we will never actually know anything about it; liz: language can't be that hard, just give me a spreadsheet and a couple of months)

here's a talk I gave a few months ago at Practice (game design conference at NYU) on the design and theory of Rewordable: vimeo.com/album/5340578/video/ includes: genetic algorithms, 19th century alphabet blocks, 9th century Irish monks, fourteen English vowels, me gesturing emphatically with a water bottle but not actually drinking from it for like thirty minutes

Hey New Yorkers! I'm going to be in town in two weeks, and I'll be talking at Wordhack if you want to bop along.

Going to be sharing some generative poetry work, including some reconstituted Scots folk songs, and a walkthrough of Final Fantasy VII.

facebook.com/events/7137540256

(this and previous toots inspired by going through the bibliography of _Hamlet on the Holodeck_ looking for anything interesting)

as someone who has made no poems that actually ended (but a lot of poems that I terminated with ^C), this book looks like something I should read press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/b

like christening a boat or hiding shoes in the walls, you just have to have that "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" entry or else the book/paper/whatever will be forever cursed

I recognize the practical need for including in a bibliography even very well-known works that hardly need the reference (i.e., even "very well-known" isn't known to everyone; you may be citing a particular translation or edition). but I also like the idea that the ritual inclusion of (e.g.) "Baudrillard, Jean. Simulations. New York: Semiotext(e) Inc., 1983" and "McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1964." has a kind of automatic ritual talismanic function

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made it through my first day of classes! got to talk a lot about grammar-based text generators and structuralist theories of anthropology, two of my favorite things

I put it on github in case you also want to write tracery grammars in jupyter notebook github.com/aparrish/tracery_ke

(the problem I was trying to solve was "how can I make a tutorial with inline tracery examples with a minimum amount of fuss" and this turned out to be the best way, weirdly)

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