"a flexible, high-performance distributed execution framework" (designed specifically for training machine learning models)
programming  machinelearning 
3 days 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
7 days 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 
8 days ago
Vox Product Accessibility Guidelines
thorough (to my eye at least), lots of practical instruction
accessibility  design  development  web 
9 days 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 
9 days 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 
10 days 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 
12 days ago
speedrun - PocketCluster Index
"A toolkit to help you deploy and manage your machine learning experiments to be well-documented and reproducible."
machinelearning  programming 
13 days 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 
14 days 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 
14 days 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 
15 days 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 
15 days 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 
16 days 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 
16 days 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 
18 days 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 
20 days 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 
20 days 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 
22 days 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 
26 days ago
Web Design Experiments by Jen Simmons
fantastic css layout ideas and concepts
css  design  layout 
26 days 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 
29 days ago
Irving Finkel Teaches Us Cuneiform - YouTube
actually seeing someone doing it makes it so much more clear!
writing  history  mesopotamia  cuneiform 
5 weeks ago
"a platform for media artists to safely and easily develop and deploy multimedia installations"
hardware  programming  art 
5 weeks ago
"The Intimacy of the Command Line"
"When I first saw code being executed into a black terminal, I started to feel a familiar sensation: I was transported to the dark empty space of a theatre. The dim light and velvet curtains made me forget everything. An entire planet lives behind those curtains. When my world begins to burn down around me, this is where I find refuge."
commandline  unix  poetry  poetics  performance 
6 weeks ago
Star Trek: Vulcanology: Vulcan Language Dice From "Unification"
the syllabic nucleus of the vulcan language. not sure why THIS prop in particular haunts my forever dreams
conlang  scifi  startrek  language  text 
8 weeks ago
Adam Greenberg
"Each poem has been assembled using only language from the names of companies found in the Fourtune 500 list from 1989"
poetry  text  poetics  appropriation 
8 weeks ago
Epistemic Sunk Costs and the Extraordinary, Populist Delusions of Crowds? — Crooked Timber
"[P]eople don’t like to be made to look ridiculous. The media is constantly getting blamed for disrespecting voters in Trump Country. But Trump himself makes it the case that there are really only two options. Either Trump is the greatest US President – the only one with the genius to penetrate the Matrix of Canadian lies – or else he is, at best, totally ridiculous. There really isn’t a third way, so take your pick. And tomorrow it will be some other damn thing. As a result, there is no way to conceptualize the red-blue divide except as a red pill-blue pill divide, so to speak. The reason Trump talks constant lies is, in part, to ensure the debate frame can only be: which side is constantly lying? He can’t grow his base that way, but he can lock it in."
politics  rhetoric  psychology  culture 
9 weeks ago
Seven Tips for Mass Effect Andromeda Insanity Mode | discordian bliss
essential tipz—basically didn't have to interact with any of these systems to complete the game on "hard" difficulty
videogames  masseffect 
9 weeks ago
Google AI Blog: Realtime tSNE Visualizations with TensorFlow.js
this is pretty amazing—realtime tsne in the browser. wondering if their technique could be adapted more generally for nearest neighbors calculation? (or if that's where it came from in the first place?)
tsne  javascript  dataviz 
10 weeks ago
MWITM (Man / Woman In The Middle) - lauren mccarthy
"Instead of sending text messages to each other directly, all of our texts were intercepted by a server. [...] The [software] had the ability to: modify a message as it is being sent or received, reply to a message instead of modifying or relaying it, and initiate new conversations.... Through this process we hoped to sync our different communication styles and develop a better relationship and conversation. We used this system, updating the code for the MITM and WITM, for a period of six months."
talk  language  conversation  art  text 
10 weeks ago
Paper-reading log
what mark j. nelson is reading
10 weeks ago
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