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how to find the browser tab running the jupyter notebook you want to work on:

(1) find the terminal tab running the relevant jupyter notebook server (you may have several)

(2) hit ctrl+C

(3) the server will give you a URL to access your notebooks, copy and paste this into a new browser window and navigate to the desired notebook

(4) answer "N" to the question "Shutdown this notebook server?"

(5) completely forget whatever tab already had the notebook running

wait what the hell is up with google's autocompletes for

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Phase-Functioned Neural Networks for Character Control

For most games with animated 3D characters, a lot of time is spent linking the animations with the characters' motion using complex state machines.
This research, by Daniel Holden, Taku Komura, and Jun Saito, instead used a neural network to act as the character controller.


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@darius based on my reading the gnostic gospels are more like tumblr discourse

the new testament is easier to understand once you realize that structurally it's just fanfic (the gospels) and comment threads (the epistles)

and revelations which i guess is shitposts? the analogy breaks down 🤷🏻‍♀️

allison's formula for success apparently: never stop name-dropping de certeau

oh and THIS abandoned thesis idea too

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totally forgot about this (abandoned) masters thesis proposal from 2008. I certainly didn't know enough to make this then, but I could probably make it now? (also it shows that I haven't really had any new ideas for the past ten years, yikes)

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on the similarities between Meredith Brooks' "Bitch" (wrongly attributed here to Alanis Morissette) and Gnostic poem "Thunder: Perfect Mind," found among the codices at Nag Hammadi

wow the stealth section in breath of the wild is surprisingly tedious

with the semester nearly over and most fires on my todo list extinguished i had a good full uninterrupted hour today of anxiety about how i don't know what i'm doing or what the hell i'm even talking about 😎

@enkiv2 ohhhh ok. yeah I dunno, I'd have to try it out

I don't have any tattoos but if I ever got one I think it would be the list of penn treebank part of speech tags

@enkiv2 it's literally just this so not much chance of finding arbitrary words in it, just a closed set of ~1k

watching hiking/camping videos on youtube is now apparently my jam??

@aparrish And this is why in the 24th century, Picard still telling the computer "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot" every time

@sjml yeah that was my first reaction when reading it too: "why are you doing this, ian, whyyyy"

@enkiv2 they didn't make me change the contents but they did decide not to renew my contract for that academic year 🎶