jm + jwz   4

"HTML email, was that your fault?"
jwz may indeed have invented this feature way back in Netscape Mail. FWIW I think he's right -- Netscape Mail was the first usage of HTML email I recall
netscape  history  html  email  smtp  mime  mozilla  jwz 
12 weeks ago by jm
jwz on Inceptionism
"Shoggoth ovipositors":
So then they reach inside to one of the layers and spin the knob randomly to fuck it up. Lower layers are edges and curves. Higher layers are faces, eyes and shoggoth ovipositors. [....] But the best part is not when they just glitch an image -- which is a fun kind of embossing at one end, and the "extra eyes" filter at the other -- but is when they take a net trained on some particular set of objects and feed it static, then zoom in, and feed the output back in repeatedly. That's when you converge upon the platonic ideal of those objects, which -- it turns out -- tend to be Giger nightmare landscapes. Who knew. (I knew.)


This stuff is still boggling my mind. All those doggy faces! That is one dog-obsessed ANN.
neural-networks  ai  jwz  funny  shoggoths  image-recognition  hr-giger  art  inceptionism 
june 2015 by jm
The Duct Tape Programmer - Joel on Software
'He is the guy you want on your team building go-carts, because he has two favorite tools: duct tape and WD-40. And he will wield them elegantly even as your go-cart is careening down the hill at a mile a minute. This will happen while other programmers are still at the starting line arguing over whether to use titanium or some kind of space-age composite material that Boeing is using in the 787 Dreamliner.'
duct-tape  jwz  funny  joel-spolsky  hacking  coding  overengineering  architecture-astronauts  from delicious
september 2009 by jm

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