Everyone at work, buying something on a budget number: "Please put this purchase on budget X and project code Y."

Me, ordering something on behalf of someone else: "I'll need a budget number and project code from you."

Them, almost every goddamned time: "Please use budget X."

Behold for Crush - Hather Under Husband Falls Series, Book 1, by Cora Kennedy

Folk-punk 4-string banjo player acquaintance: What should I wear to play bluegrass Queen covers?

In my head: a 5-string banjo and fingerpicks?

Oh, I fucked up a merge conflict resolution. That'll do it. Hooray, it works again!

Oh, I bet there's a missing translation in an element that's everywhere. I always forget to run the translation health checks when I upgrade, and it bites me almost every time.

Er. I upgraded oulipo.social to 2.7.0 just now and I'm not getting any errors in the logs, but when I load the interface I get a flash of the layout and then everything disappears.


This is at least the third time that when I put a playlist on shuffle for my morning commute and then resumed it for the evening commute, my phone just started playing the songs I'd heard in the morning in reverse order. That can't be right.

A poem for our cat, whose name might as well be "hey, no!":

My name is No,
and wen it's day
and all the food
has gone away
but they just came in
thru the door,
I see a treat upon the floor.
They watch me lik
with disbelief.
They say my name;
I eat the leaf.

"I constantly go back and forth between being terrified that the people running the country are morons and being reassured that no matter their worst policies, at least they're morons." -- zachlipton, metafilter

Tangled to You - Marrying the Rescuemen Series, Book 3, by Avanda Freette

Software used was Torch-RNN (github.com/torch/rnn), and it's trained on a corpus of romance book titles from the King County and Seattle Public Libraries.

I made another bot. This one is a neural network trained on 30,000 romance book titles. Its "creativity" setting ranges between .5 and .95, since those were producing funny (to me) titles.


Look at these amazing matchbox designs I’ve stumbled upon

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings! Welcome to my blog - I hope to update it every day!

Posted by kingozy May 6, 2002 11:04:21

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I wonder how many other bots are powered by @acb's dada engine? I'm guessing not a lot, but it's a pretty good tool for that.

I made a bot: botsin.space/@WarehouseWorker

It toots four times a day about the things you find as you go about your rounds in the Warehouse.


Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more