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I like the jarringly intense whitespace in these. Often an entire half of the image is just one color (though posting them in groups like this breaks that up a little). There's an (unintended) bias toward rectangles being taller than wide, which also looks interestingly jarring.

I feel like a lot of the time with generative art your initial test images are the most interesting, because that's when accidents of early shortcuts have the most chance to surprise you.

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I'm working on something involving Hilbert curves, but before I start on it I decided to make some just-for-fun images consisting of randomly coloring subdivisions.

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Posted the PR! It is a little awkward to use right now (since it's a PR you have to use npm link to use it in an app) but it works for all the basic operations: github.com/immutable-js/immuta

Immutable-js is currently having some problems with a maintainer out on medical leave so I don't think they're taking new feature PRs anytime soon, but I might be able to get this into the immutable-js-oss fork on Github.

Here's what my test app looks like right now:

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This is step one of my incredibly circuitous plan to replace Uber and Amazon with self-governing semi-federated P2P networks.

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So this week, as a personal project, I've been creating an immutable auto-sorting list (basically, a priority queue) for JS. I'm implementing it as a fork of Immutable.js and I'm using their definition of "immutable".

It is going well. I have "add", "shift" and "pop" all working, and I made a cool debug tool that can input bulk random data and visualize the priority queue's internals, because if I'm doing this for fun, I might as well have fun with it.

I will probably PR once iteration works.

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Today I woke up and saw someone posting an article entitled "If You Are Not Happy with the State of Magic, Stop Giving Wizards Your Money"

It's about Magic the Gathering, but man. It really took me a minute.

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From Ars:

"Facebook is both incredibly firm and incredibly arbitrary about leveraging the "real name" policy in its ToS… Should [this] happen, Facebook is clear: You can kiss your purchased software goodbye. The same goes for anyone who enters a Facebook-branded VR social zone… and breaks a Facebook ToS in those spaces"

"New rules coming to the Facebook VR developer portal will soon force anyone who wants to sideload apps to either supply a working phone number or a credit card"

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I've been really excited about the potential of the Oculus Quest, but it sounds like Facebook is finally asserting its ownership in a way that could possibly snuff that potential out. At this rate Apple will monopolize the VR market almost immediately when they choose to launch a product :/

arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/09

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FOLLOWING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION, MERMAID HEAVY INDUSTRIES TAKES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PHOSPHINE GAS LEAK OF JUNE 2017 AND EXTENDS OUR MOST SINCERE APOLOGIES TO THE AFFECTED COMMUNITIES. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLEANUP EFFORT

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if you make a videogame inside your head & play it through to the end, does it actually exist?

How is this possible? The answer lies in FLOPS, or Floating Point Operations per Second.

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I just want to take a moment to appreciate Avery Brooks

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Now streaming this second: an experiment where I try to learn Prolog (the oddly AI-like programming language where instead of writing a program you describe what you want done, and the language figures out what program makes that happen) and teach it to you at the same time. This is the second in this series, but you don't need to have seen the first. My goal for today: solve a Sudoku. twitch.tv/mcc111

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