Duke Leto Atreides, standing over the bloody corpse of his Fremen housekeeper in the royal mansion in Arakeen: "all my Mapes gone"

gently, non-confrontationally gesturing toward the possibility of truth to power, no worries if not

Here come the buns
(dee-dah doo-dah)
Here come the buns
(and I say)
I can't lie

hello and welcome to another edition of Friday #memes, brought to you late by day of yarn dependency resolutions (1/3)

Ended up dumping some thoughts about ADHD-adjacent stuff and attention dysregulation and, believe it or not, pen plotters over on birb site while plotting something earlier:


what fool of a Bene Geserrit named it a "nerve induction box" and not "microwave glovin'"

And then a plotter+pencil -> watercolor experiment with the same original form.

The piece with just the blue in is the more pleasant to look at; the one with the red layer in is more interesting to me compositionally. Want to explore both directions some more.

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Some plotter experiments yesterday, starting from an idea of randomized systematic embeddings of trios of rectangles inside larger rectangles and then just sort of wilding out in various ways.

knife fight to the death between Mickey Mouse and Chuck E. Cheese where the soundtrack is a dynamic mashup of their respective theme songs that emphasizes one or the other based on who is currently bleeding the most

some cube variations (mostly marker, one pencil) from earlier before I got sick to my stomach about SCOTUS horseshit and quit for the day

Mapped out all the two digit transitions into the 5-cycle. Neat little features of the distribution of states; 3+ digits will introduce some more complicated issues it seems like in how to group classes of equivalent numbers together but I think there’s some hints here at the sort of shape of those equivalence classes.

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In that No Spoilers context, one question I’m curious about: whether there can be multiple distinct constants and/or loops for a given base and digit count. Is this 63954…four-cycle by definition THE answer for non-rep 5 digits, or could it be multi-modal? (Ignoring 0 as always as boring.)

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Visiting MIL, doing some literal back of the envelope calculations while they’re discussing a textile project. Wanted to see the three digit 495 result myself, and then see what emerged for five digits, which is…a loop! I haven’t read up any more on Kaprekar results yet though I saw at a glance that this and a lot of other results have already been mapped out.

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