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Hey hi guess what: @desires_exe is now on Mastodon. More bot-ports to come soon!

work frustration Show more

work frustration Show more

a science fiction story in which an anthropologist studies an alien civilization whose only extant artifact is a database dump of their word vectors

religion, conservatism, the 1990s, growing up Show more

i'm here to chew bubblegum and bounce off balloons. and chewing bubblegum is not a mechanic in this game

Python, New York City Show more

hi, I reworked my old Twine tutorial for Twine 2.x catn.decontextualize.com/twine I tried to make it super friendly (but not condescending). it shows basic usage (making passages and links, exporting to HTML) plus a small useful subset of SugarCube macros. (it probably needs a copyedit pass but I needed to put it online as-is for class today.) enjoy!

"Later that year, [Ted] Nelson got permission from the publishers of Vladimir Nabokov's _Pale Fire_ to use the elaborately annotated parody in a hypertext demonstration. The idea, like most of Nelson's contributions, was rejected by the sponsors of the Brown experiment." wired.com/1995/06/xanadu/ that would have been pretty rad though

fun tool for visualizing networks created by "See Also" links in Wikipedia pages tools.medialab.sciences-po.fr/ I made this one from "Hypertext":

@aparrish There's an entire chapter dedicated to this subject in Belinda Barnet's book "Memory Machines: The Evolution of Hypertext". It needs to be better known, she's done an excellent work and I always recommend it to anyone with an interest in these matters.

This is Belinda on Twitter: twitter.com/manjusrii

This is the book:
goodreads.com/book/show/178679

interesting demo of early hypertext system FRESS, the "file retrieval and editing system," being used in a (humanities, not creative writing) poetry class in the mid-1970s youtu.be/xOFM5_n8KeI?t=6m18s

(more here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Ret which mentions that the system "used a light pen [which] could be 'clicked' using a foot-pedal" and this is totally off topic but I kinda wish that computer evolution had worked out such that foot pedals were as common an input device as, like, keyboards and mice)

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gallery of named graphs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallery_

I feel for all of the hard-working nameless graphs trying to make their way in the dog-eat-dog celebrity-obsessed world of graph theory

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