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I post about my cats more than anything, I think.

I’m a machine learning (specifically neural net architectures) and music technology researcher. I do a lot of work with movement analysis and motion capture.

I normally keep the work of my photographer alter ego, Veronika von Volkova, separate, but on mastodon I post everything in one place.

You can read more about my research (and how Veronika fits in) in these interview chunks from a few years ago:

It’s Pekoe’s birthday!!! 💞🎉💞
This was the closest I could get to her sitting still today.

She’s a whole year old. Such a fancy kitten. 💞💞💞

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Sorry I’m not around right now. I’m having to limit my screen time due to some health issues but I’ll be back when things improve a bit. Hopefully that will be soon. 💙💙💙

I haven't had a migraine-free day since Wednesday, and I'm having a bit of trouble keeping up. So if I'm not terribly responsive here that's why.
(I'm doing pretty okay mood-wise though, so that's definitely something.)

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Yo #LatinxsCreate i work in a bunch of creative fields but they mostly fall under writing and drawing, with some comics because that’s just a habit now. Everything I create comes from growing up Latinx in a very rural area with a racist white mom, so I like monsters and sorrow.

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Tried to text "Je t'aime" to my gf but my keyboard was still in English so it autocorrected to "Jesus time"

Coleus in bloom.
I’ve seen these little blossoms visited by small bees and a few other pollinators.

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Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.

So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc

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hey everyone writing code: you can't get around this. code does not exist in a noble mathematical void which absolves you of accountability. any system which people touch is tied into the fabric of society, and should be scrutinized for potential to do harm.

How to make a racist AI without really trying

"... the sentiment is generally more positive for…

@June I also thing this is pretty cute and it has pockets!

Anyhow! I will stop spamming you with links. I was just doing a bit of online browsing and tunics made me think of you. ^.^

@June Hey! Are you still contemplating tunics? A Montreal designer I like has a fair chunk of theirs on sale:

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Hey, everyone! I'm still available for sketchy and colourful icon portrait commissions!

- $50 CAD each (~$39 USD) (Payment accepted through Square)
- 2500 x 2500 px. high res JPG file to make your own resizes
- Procreate time-lapse video of your avatar being created

If you're interested, please get in touch! Email would be best: rheall [at] gmail [dot] com

Thank you! (Boosts hella appreciated!)

Loulu is trying his best to pay attention to your story.🖤

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looking for cathome Show more

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more