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a computational graph's gloss of CARAWAY SUCCULANT 

CARAWAY SUCCULANT: any of various strong cactus of tropical Africa and Asia or Australia

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An archive of Bruce Milne and Andrew Maine’s early 80s post-punk cassette zine Fast Forward:
https://spill-label.org/FastForward/

Neural-net generated video 

Also (e) the occasional bursts of nonsense text took me right out of the moment because they remind me of when I got DALL-E to generate memes

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Neural-net generated video 

I just watched the "AI generated" music video for Pink Floyd's Echoes, and (a) it's not "entirely generated by AI": the creator has clearly synced up prompts to match the mood of the track, (b) it's fun and (c) it's utter kitsch

youtube.com/watch?v=kGLo8tl5sx

also (d) Pink Floyd are trash, eh

Blog post: bots, Mastodon and Twitter 

A blog post about bots on Mastodon and some of the differences between running them here and on Twitter mikelynch.org/2022/Dec/03/mast

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recently it has seemed to me that the main trick of computer programming is to learning how to break your problem down into a series of subproblems that turn out to be the subject of entire careers and yearly conferences of various computer scientists

NaNoGenMo, neural-net generated imagery 

I've made an HTML version of my project, Colonnades:

etc.mikelynch.org/nanogenmo202

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it's so hard to do humor nowadays, everyone always gets offended... that's why i only make fun of cis white men, whose thick skin and rational attitude makes them impossible to upset

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I would add “say a lipogram” to Voight-Kampff rubric, but I think too many humans would also fail

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I did try this and turns out ChatGPT is not good at doing lipograms

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I keep seeing people ask "where are the shitposters on Mastodon?" and friends, this #FF is for you

@Excuse_haver @vegetablegremlin @oraclecrank @senj @breakfastgolem @killeveryhetero @ColesStreetPothole

And drop your favorite accounts in the comments, the more the merrier imo

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a neural net defines CONSULTATION 

CONSULTATION: the process of controlling your effort

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Found this extremely powerful image in a random illustration annual from 1981

I was working in the tower at the time of the collapse, but I was so engrossed in whatever I was coding that I didn't run across to the other side with the rest of the team to watch it happen

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Going through my Flickr to find a cover image from 2012 and I realised that it's ten years since UTS dropped a crane on the core of their new Engineering and IT building

Music, self-promo 

Dug up a few more old tracks from about 10 years ago, I think I made these with iPad apps

music.mikelynch.org/library/al

food, non-veg 

Chicken is in the casserole, casserole is in the oven

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A Hometown instance for fish out of water.