about to critically fail my saving throw against the rising urge to make an ill-advised impulse domain name purchase

how do plants choose to look like this. these patterns are so weird. what. i wanna make procgen glitch art that looks like this and say “this is fucking weird.”

not “AI research” as in the quest for artificial general intelligence, but “AI research” as in developing the equivalent of a horse for our minds

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microsocial network idea: all posts must be manifestos; all non-manifesto content will be removed

from the MÉXICA algorithm, an answer to the age-old question of how best to end a story

‪my talk is coming up at 4pm Eastern! tune in to the stream (twitch.tv/qgcon2) to learn how carefully applied procgen can help save games from solipsism & why it's actually a good thing when the animals in Animal Crossing are rude to you qgcon.com/qgcon-2018/talks/gar

unfortunately I don't think it could work as an Olympic sport – the Olympics consist of tournaments, whereas this would probably fit better in some sort of détournement

sport in which you slide down a track littered with a bunch of assorted junk and assemble a sled beneath yourself from stuff you find as you go. bricoluge

somebody once told me
two vast and trunkless legs stand
way out there in the desert someplace
next to them on the sand
with a look of cold command
lies a shattered half-sunk giant stone face

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hahaha i did not know that Messier came up with his famous list of objects because he "was a comet hunter, and was frustrated by objects which resembled but were not comets, so he compiled a list of them... to avoid wasting time on them." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_

a reminder that the things you'll be remembered for might be the things you throw away while trying to do something else

finally do I have the proper way of looking at the fediverse :icon_mrgreen:

also yes it's fully functional and I'm actually using it as my main interface right now

*waking up*
> oh, my head...
> what happened last night?
> ... is this... my code...?
> is that a query language?!
> did i write a goddamn query language

I'm happy to announce that my barebones ActivityPub server, implemented in Node.js/Express, is now open source! I intend for it to be a reference implementation for developers who are adding ActivityPub to their own services, but also it is an application server that you can build on if you want.

In other words, t's a few hundred lines of code that lets you create Mastodon-compatible accounts that can accept follow requests and post stuff to their followers.

github.com/dariusk/express-act

@maxkreminski A contrarian hypothesis: HCI excites the public and investors with futuristic new interfaces, which is enough to get them interested but don't *really* work (many are wizard-of-ozzed or very brittle), which then kicks off a round of AI people getting funding to build the missing backend tech.

(Works better in some cases than others. I think works especially well for the AI boom kicked off post-Sketchpad, which more or less turned into the AI EDAM community.)

the languages we use to communicate these individualized needs to the computer won’t necessarily look like conventional programming languages on the surface, but they will be *languages* – less expressive interfaces are insufficient to capture the full range of desired behaviors

in the absence of a “sufficiently smart machine”, it becomes obvious that a one-size-fits-all approach – “just make the computer Do The Right Thing for everyone” – won’t work. different users & different communities have different needs, & need to be able to express them somehow

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