Amiga 500 Trash to Treasure - A restoration of a 30 year old Commodore Amiga A500
A four-part series looking at the painstaking restoration of a 30 year old #Commodore #Amiga A500 just like I had. I still have a lot of respect for these machines - way ahead of the early MS-DOS and DR-DOS PC's that came about at the same time with green screens and could only beep (or did PC's have EGA graphics by then).
WaveFunctionCollapse is Constraint Solving in the Wild
People have been finding all kinds of uses for WaveFunctionCollapse: minigolf courses, 3D maze buildings, poetry, and animations.
But people are still having trouble understanding how it works. That’s one reason I co-wrote this research paper on how WFC works.
@corzntin dunno if this qualifies for a registration window (or maybe it's too late), but:
~~rolling out the red carpet for bankers~~
tbc, node is in the process of making me eat shit, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
(new trello list, icymi) https://mastodon.social/media/JJp24VIVm2sQjjXThwc
@mala (I'll stop now. 😁 Nice talk.)
@mala maybe this gets to your idle suggestion that having the Black Panthers direct that early distribution might have led to a very different world…maybe one where computational freedom/agency/transparency was harnessed to address immediate social ills instead of being bottled for resale
this paper and related research showing that tabular data is more or less as old as writing itself http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.565.2159&rep=rep1&type=pdf and now I'm wondering if tabular data predates the line as a poetic unit? what if the first poet who used lines actually thought of the task as making a spreadsheet?
@mala About halfway through, I started thinking "I wonder what he would say to Adam Curtis" (good job anticipating 😁), but left even more urgently curious as to how you'd relate to his position.
If Curtis thinks that those hippie ideologues you talked about some effectively abrogated politics in their attempt to make a new world, where does that leave prefigurative efforts now and in the future?
@mala that there are analogous structures between the different theories of political and technological action/progress seemed tenuous (at least to me) 3-5 years ago, but are glaringly obvious now; thanks for making the connection explicitly
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