Are we learning yet?
"A work-in-progress to catalog the state of machine learning in Rust / It's ripe for experimentation, but the ecosystem isn't very complete yet."
rust  programming  machinelearning 
6 hours ago
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post
"For 40 years, as politicians have told us to eat more vegetables and take the stairs instead of the elevator, they have presided over a country where daily exercise has become a luxury and eating well has become extortionate."
health  obesity  food  culture  uspol 
3 days ago
Unix is not an acceptable Unix | Affording Play
"The original designers of Unix viewed the “simplicity” of text streams as an advantage. Consequently, they declined to impose any structure on the data that was to pass between programs. This decision, intended to banish inessential complexity, instead managed only to push essential complexity further downstream. [...] Even the earliest version of Unix was ultimately only a particular, flawed implementation of the Unix philosophy. If we want to encourage more widespread acceptance of the philosophy, we should not try to defend the implementation by downplaying its flaws." (via https://eldritch.cafe/@enkiv2/100752583219102878)
linux  unix  computing  interface  ui  history  culture 
3 days ago
Sheet Music Singer - YouTube
this is good but I don't think he's being critical enough about the songs he's choosing to put online---cw the racist stuff but still singing along with them :(
music  culture  history  racism 
5 days ago
Implementing system fonts on Booking.com — A lesson learned.
-apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, “Segoe UI”, Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif
fonts  typography  design  type  web 
10 days ago
"They're, well, notebooks — things I find amusing, outrageous, strange or otherwise noteworthy; notes towards works-in-glacial-progress; hemi-demi-semi-rants; things I want to learn more about; lists of references; quotations from the Talking Heads where appropriate. If you can help with any of these, I'd be grateful; if you can tell me of anything I can profitably prune, I'd be even more grateful." (via robin sloan on mastodon)
notes  culture  research 
10 days ago
The Art World’s Health Care Crisis -ARTnews
"[A]rtists, much like freelance or app-service workers, are often particularly in need of consistent health coverage.... Artists are often among the first to use new industrial materials in ways they were not intended—meaning that a material’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) may not have applicable guidelines for use, or may not yet include key safety information simply because it isn’t yet known. The most famous case of this is the loss of Eva Hesse at 34 to a brain tumor that most art historians believe was caused by her use of fiberglass, latex, and polyester resins. [...] In New York, where many artists live and where real estate is prohibitively priced, I regularly hear of artist friends improvising when it comes to fabrication conditions. Even the immersive installation by the young, trendy artist that you see at a respected gallery was likely fabricated with hazardous materials in spaces without ventilation...."
art  healthcare  culture  politics 
14 days ago
Home - Use & Modify
"This is a personal selection of beautiful, classy, punk, professional, incomplete, weird typefaces. Open source licenses make them free to use and modify. This selection is the result of deep search and crushes. This selection is yours."
typography  fonts  opensource 
15 days ago
Welcome to SensusAccess | Sensus Access
"SensusAccess is a self-service, alternate media solution for educational institutions. SensusAccess allows students, faculty, staff and alumni to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible and less tricky formats. We call that Inclusion Technology."
16 days ago
Why “women + nonbinary” is not a good idea | Bogi Reads the World
'“[W]omen + nonbinary” [...] conflates nonbinary people with women, when many nonbinary people are transmasculine / nonbinary men / etc. …leading transmasculine nonbinary people not to submit. [...] [As] a better alternative [...], I tend to recommend “marginalized genders / sexes.” This includes all trans and intersex people, while also including cis non-intersex women. It also includes nonbinary people in general.'
language  gender  lgbt 
18 days ago
On Emergent Centralization · Field Notes
"Email is a perfect example of an ostensibly decentralized, distributed system that, in defending itself from abuse and spam, became a highly centralized system revolving around a few major oligarchical organizations. The majority of email sent to today is likely to find itself being processed by the servers of one of these organizations. [...] How we design systems to defend themselves from emergent centralization is, I think, an open problem."
network  culture  socialmedia 
18 days ago
Postmodernism didn’t cause Trump. It explains him. - The Washington Post
"[I]f we bother to understand Baudrillard’s thesis — that our impressions of the conflict have been warped by media framing and agitprop — it’s clear that the real enemy of truth is not postmodernism but propaganda, the active distortion of truth for political purposes. Trumpism practices this form of distortion on a daily basis. The postmodernist theorists we vilify did not cause this; they’ve actually given us a framework to understand precisely how falsehood can masquerade as truth."
language  philosophy  politics  culture  postmodernism 
19 days ago
Bindery.js · Introduction
"Bindery.js is a library for designing printable books with HTML and CSS. At its simplest, Bindery flows content over multiple pages. From there, the designer can create running headers, spreads, footnotes, tables of contents, indexes, and more. Bindery also provides print options like bleed, crop marks, and booklet ordering."
print  design  css  html  books 
27 days ago
S2 Geometry | S2Geometry
"This makes it possible to build a worldwide geographic database with no seams or singularities, using a single coordinate system, and with low distortion everywhere compared to the true shape of the Earth. While the Earth is not quite spherical, it is much closer to being a sphere than it is to being flat!"
geography  spheres  geometry  earth  programming  latlong 
28 days ago
simon remiszewski
"I am interested in experience. In the mediation of experience through technological process. In the metaphors and myths used to construct and direct these technologies. In promises and ideals, and their associated realities. I am interested in methods of appropriation and subversion. In repetition and re-contextualization. I am interested in truth, and in faith. In the algorithmic and infrastructural processes that inform living in the world."
artists  newmediaart  netart 
28 days ago
Moroni for President (2018) - IMDb
this looks extremely interesting but I can't find a way to sign up for information about screenings?
watchme  lds  culture  lgbt 
29 days ago
Odd Numbers — Real Life
"Scholars like Noble and Eubanks need to be at the center of future conversations about algorithmic accountability. They have exposed deep problems at the core of the political economy of information, in data-driven social control. They diversify the forms of expertise and authority that should be recognized in the development of better socio-technical systems. And they are not afraid to question the goals — and not simply the methods — of powerful firms and governments, foregrounding the question of to whom algorithmic systems are accountable."
machinelearning  algorithms  ethics  culture  politics  data 
4 weeks ago
"a flexible, high-performance distributed execution framework" (designed specifically for training machine learning models)
programming  machinelearning 
5 weeks ago
Repeat yourself, do more than one thing, and... — programming is terrible
'As Sandi Metz put it, “duplication is far cheaper than the wrong abstraction”.' <-- this is the best programming advice ever
5 weeks ago

* Neutralize the autocorrect mentality
* Question forty-five years of advice against expressiveness in the text of code
* Play against the compulsiveness of programming
* Embrace the chaos of JavaScript
programming  text  poetics  javascript 
6 weeks ago
Vox Product Accessibility Guidelines
thorough (to my eye at least), lots of practical instruction
accessibility  design  development  web 
6 weeks ago
Where Vim Came From
"The answer, as is so often the case, begins with that ancient crucible of computing, Bell Labs." via enkiv2 on masto
history  unix  vim  text  poetics 
6 weeks ago
"The manager half-jokes that engineering schools should teach a course in engineering archaeology, where students are given a pile of 30-year old documents and asked to figure out what's going on. I like the idea."
technology  culture  history  archaeology  organizations 
6 weeks ago
"Poemage is a visualization system for exploring the sonic topology of a poem. We define sonic topology as the complex structures formed via the interaction of sonic patterns — words connected through some sonic or linguistic resemblance — across the space of the poem."
writing  poetry  visualization  dh 
6 weeks ago
speedrun - PocketCluster Index
"A toolkit to help you deploy and manage your machine learning experiments to be well-documented and reproducible."
machinelearning  programming 
6 weeks ago
Proteus Project: NOMLEX
"NOMLEX (NOMinalization Lexicon) is a dictionary of English nominalizations developed by the Proteus Project at New York University under the direction of Catherine Macleod. NOMLEX seeks not only to describe the allowed complements for a nominalization, but also to relate the nominal complements to the arguments of the corresponding verb. The complements of the nominalization are described in terms of the COMLEX Syntax verb subcategorization patterns of its associated verb."
nlproc  linguistics  english  language  poetics  datasets 
7 weeks ago
The Classical Language Toolkit (CLTK) — Classical Language Toolkit documentation
"The Classical Language Toolkit (CLTK) offers natural language processing (NLP) support for the languages of Ancient, Classical, and Medieval Eurasia."
dh  text  language  nlproc  poetics  history 
7 weeks ago
Campus free speech problem: left-wingers being fired for their opinions - Vox
'“Our data also include many incidents, generally less well-publicized, where lower-profile scholars, speakers, or students who could be considered to be on the left have been silenced or shut down,” he writes.'
education  politics  culture  firstamendment 
7 weeks ago
Draw This. – Dan Macnish
"a mash up of a neural network for object recognition, the google quickdraw dataset, a thermal printer, and a raspberry pi. [...] At the same time, I explored the quickdraw dataset, and mapped the categories available in the dataset with the categories recognisable by the image processor."
machinelearning  cameras  drawing  ekphrasis 
7 weeks ago
git-arr - A git repository browser
"git-arr is a git repository browser that can generate static HTML instead of having to run dynamically. It is smaller, with less features and a different set of tradeoffs than other similar software, so if you're looking for a robust and featureful git browser, please look at gitweb or cgit instead."
git  web 
7 weeks ago
It’s Basically Just Immoral To Be Rich | Current Affairs
"Note that this is a slightly different point than the usual ones made about rich people. For example, it is sometimes claimed that CEOs get paid too much, or that the super-wealthy do not pay enough in taxes. My claim has nothing to do with either of these debates. You can hold my position and simultaneously believe that CEOs should get paid however much a company decides to pay them, and that taxes are a tyrannical form of legalized theft. What I am arguing about is not the question of how much people should be given, but the morality of their retaining it after it is given to them."
capitalism  culture  politics  morality 
7 weeks ago
The conventional wisdom about not feeding trolls makes online abuse worse - The Verge
'The biggest mistake we ever made with trolls was making the question of abuse about how to placate and fix them instead of how to empower the people they hurt or manage your own well-being in the face of them. Like so many abused people, we thought the solutions involved walking on eggshells and not provoking them back. But instead, we must acknowledge “that we are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about who we pretend to be.” And that means acknowledging the awful, terrifying power of jokes and the immunity we seek in “not being serious.” This is exactly why people troll in the first place. Because deep down, they know it’s serious, and that’s exactly why it makes them feel powerful.'
internet  culture  politics 
7 weeks ago
A Spectre is Haunting Unicode
"The core ghost characters: 妛挧暃椦槞蟐袮閠駲墸壥彁"
type  characters  text  poetics 
7 weeks ago
"Meshroom is a free, open-source 3D Reconstruction Software based on the AliceVision framework. [...] Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. It infers the geometry of a scene from a set of unordered photographs or videos. Photography is the projection of a 3D scene onto a 2D plane, losing depth information. The goal of photogrammetry is to reverse this process."
photogrammetry  images  cv  3d  vr  ar  opensource 
7 weeks ago
Groundhoggoth: Sole
"You have left the world behind on an almost-fully automated, one-person spacecraft, with the mission to scout the galaxy and see what's out there. Your craft will navigate you to places of interest and record everything it can via its sensors: your job is to provide the human touch by means of a commentary on how each discovery makes you feel.

"You can play this game as a daily blog, via text, audio or video: each day represents a different discovery as your spacecraft takes you to another remote part of the galaxy and invites you to record your own feelings about what you are experiencing. The game rules below exist to support you in creating that content, not to proscribe you from doing what you want with the game."
games  narrative  writing  text  poetics 
8 weeks ago
Baba Is You
fascinating-looking game (windows only unfortunately) in which the component types of the game world are represented as in-game objects and subject to change by forming assertions in arranging those objects
games  language 
8 weeks ago
Web Design Experiments by Jen Simmons
fantastic css layout ideas and concepts
css  design  layout 
8 weeks ago
The Stanford Question Answering Dataset
"Stanford Question Answering Dataset (SQuAD) is a reading comprehension dataset, consisting of questions posed by crowdworkers on a set of Wikipedia articles, where the answer to every question is a segment of text, or span, from the corresponding reading passage, or the question might be unanswerable."
nlp  datasets  nlproc  machinelearning  corpus  text  language  poetics 
9 weeks ago
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