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Was thinking these days about how we are in some sort of dark ages now. In medieval times valuable information was physically unavailable. Now it becomes physically unreachable, closed behind rising algorithmic barriers, which acts on one's attention, cognitive biases, and informational overload.

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It turns out my sexual orientation is "matching orange Gamecube and GBA".

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Type the words "Florida Man" and the month and day of your birthday into Google.

For example, mine is Florida Man, November 12 and the result was - "Florida Man caught on video sneaking into restaurant and munching on ramen."

#FloridaMan #Florida #WTFFlorida #FloridaManChallenge

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"The ReCode Project is a community-driven effort to preserve computer art by translating it into a modern programming language (Processing). Every translated work will be available to the public to learn from, share, and build on. "

Merveilles is my only active social media account right now, but I think I'm gonna take a break from it for a bit. Hit me up by email if you need anything.

I wrote a thing about how we often see ourselves as separate from nature and how that's gotten us into the eco-pickle we're in now.

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Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) trees, native to Southeast Asia, look like something from a fairytale. Their beautiful trunks are a result of how their bark grows.

As the trees grow, they shed flakes of bark, revealing bright green, young bark underneath. Slowly, this fresh bark ages and fades though a variety of colours – blue, purple, pink, orange, and finally a dark maroon colour. This final dark coloured bark falls away, repeating the cycle.

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I got .99999999 problems, but a float ain't one

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my math professor:

- keeps saying "hell yeah, baby"

- writes "function" as "FUNction" with the corresponding emphasis and pause when he writes it

- went "eugh, robots" when someones siri went off in their pocket

- said "you see that show tidying up with marie kondo? every single one of these sparks joy in my heart" while going over a bunch of example problems

- said "we're gonna go ham on this then" while factoring a polynomial

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Alias is a teachable “parasite” that is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants

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the use of a colon can really change the meaning of a sentence

for instance, I have three toys in my desk: a Troll doll, a Koosh ball, and a Slinky

as opposed to

I have three toys in my colon: a Troll doll, a Koosh ball, and a Slinky

YouTube has sorely misunderstood me if it thinks its recommendations of Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro hold any interest for me.

There are very many things
I would like to say to you,
but I've lost my way,
and I've lost my words.

There are very many places
I would like to go,
but I can't find the key
to open the door.

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i wrote an update on my progress thus far moving my digital life away from proprietary services, focusing on streaming music. the last part of the post is simple instructions for streaming music from nextcloud to one's smartphone. friendly feedback always welcomed!

What's the best / most ethical place to find good instrumental music? I'm trying to find good focus music, and I've discovered that ambient drone stuff usually works best for me (though I'm open to suggestions if you think something else works even better). I'm aware of, which is pretty good; and, of course, I could easily find stuff on YouTube or Spotify; but I want to use sites that aren't ad-driven. Recommendations?

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2005 -> 2011

No matter where you're starting out, you can learn! You've got this. 🤘

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tired: computer science
wired: computer séance

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