Wrote a jazz tune about the Charleston Shoe Thieves:
Putting my hair on the line as part of MetaFilter's September fundraiser.
The site operates largely off direct support from community members and the web community at large; for every new $50 in monthly contributions we see this month, I'll cut an inch of my hair off.
Simultaneously about and not about blaseball.
Prints available for purchase:
Had a dream last night where "I" was bowhunting for game on horseback in some post-apoc survival context, and when I galloped up parallel to something to try to get a clean shot it got very video game, with the camera switching to a sort of sideways over the shoulder slomo view with an aiming reticule circle drifting diagonally toward a headshot release point.
The mystery is: did I see this slowmo shooting UI in a game teaser at some point or is my brain doing game design pitches while sleeping
...one approach to the problem of predicting complex phenomena is to forgo a formal analytical approach entirely and instead rely on simulations with a model to assess a distribution of outcomes.
One popular form of this, the Monte Carlos Santana method, involves subjecting the data to endless repeats of the song "Smooth" ft. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 until the data gives up and goes away, thereby eliminating the need to produce any results at all.
Okay, I've made a video game and it's called Gunther O'Brian's Pitching Simulator and it's a game where you try to help Gunther, who is a penguin who doesn't know anything about blaseball, throw the ball better.
Another blaseball linocut because why not. IN BLACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM, 6"x6".
New art blog post, documenting my first go at doing a multi-color reduction linocut:
Test print from a first go at linocut reduction printing today; both the blue sky and the black powerline foreground are carved from the same linocut block, in two separate stages of carving, so there's no going back after making the first clump of blue-sky prints.
I'm going to follow up in a couple days with the rest of the prints fo this once that blue sky layer dries more, but I wanted to at least try one while it was still wet today to see how it looked. Which: not bad! Pretty happy.
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