@dualhammers @neauoire

Is it this one about the wisdom of crowds, guessing the weight of an ox?

@neauoire I'm still 100% confident in the web stack. Please reach out if you folks need any sort of port support, sport.

...Wait. Ports! Shoot! I left Verreciel on the back burner a month ago, didn't I? I'll try and wrap that up this week 😅

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Hey Merveilles Town!

I just wanted to share that I'm launching my own newsletter: Errata Exist.

I'll be writing about things like software development and self improvement.

If that sounds interesting, you can subscribe to it here: buttondown.email/maxdeviant

Shout out to @ian for inspiring me through their newsletter!

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Youtube isn't interested in keeping videos forever. Or even for a long time. They'd rather not keep old videos at all.

New terms of service add a clause to terminate your access "if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable."


All my Shader effects so far.

Time for me to submit my webring PR and move on to other projects, I think! 😃

@flip it’s a fair d24, too, from the look of it. Good for choosing a random hour to do something

@Fugue @neauoire

Mervin Vailles
"Lost Together," 2052

mixed media and generative adversarial networks

Here Vailles leverages a neural network trained on panicking rodents to juxtapose broad, earthen paint strokes with flecks of discarded plastic, to convey the desperation of late stage capitalism: bleak, myopic, and obsessed with unsustainable distraction.

"[The algorithm] arranges the flecks into endless lists of 'posts' and 'comments', which was the custom at the time," Vailles remarks.

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Started training a bot that tries to analyze and identify hate-speech on Twitter.

A few things became quite apparent after only a few days:

1. There are huge networks of (seemingly) fake accounts that like and retweet each other's posts. Someone is operating this at a _massive_ scale.

2. Reporting and banning fake accounts seems futile. You're fighting a hydra that spawns new accounts quicker than one can report them.

3. I'm feeling sick to my stomach just browsing through the logs.

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Speaking of rainbow shapes, check this out! 🌈🔬

Nerilso G. Bocchi and Romeu C. Rocha-Filho, at the Federal University of São Carlos, have translated my reproduction of J. F. Hyde's spiraling Periodic Table into Portuguese, and made it into a


to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev's table. 🍾

And they did a super good job too! One of them has got SERIOUS vector graphics chops. It was probably a pain in the butt to do! I'm super impressed.


Honestly I think I need to revise the shape on the right, everyone keeps asking me what "RA" stands for.

That's what the pros in the graphic design industry call a "failure"

@neauoire so we’re talking about programming orca to move the mouse around in sunvox?

Like I’m interested but probably very confused 😆

@neauoire What needs mouse picking? 👉🐁 I presume this is for the non-web-stack orca?

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"So i just came out to my dad abt being #nb, and he said something really wise about names, i think.

He said “Gifts are not obligations. You give things to people, and you hope they like them. And your name was a gift from us to you. If it doesn’t work for you anymore, you’re not obligated to keep it.”

and i just thought maybe other people could use hearing something like that."

#lgbt #gender

I mean, yes, I’m broadcasting some serious white privilege here, and travel sucks for lots of people in lots of ways, air travel especially.

But I like the feeling of being Diet Rez. Rez On A Chip. No worries except what’s on the itinerary, no baggage except what I can carry.

A sleek reprieve.

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