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This is our community on Campfire.site .

alpha.campfire.site/fire.cfm?i

Feel free to join and make a post.

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A Markov bot that's continuously trained on the federated timeline of a really big instance (e.g. .social) :thaenkin:

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Wanna watch a weird old soviet film? Aelita: Queen of Mars is very strange and fun. the first 2/3rds are just following the daily lives of some people in the soviet union AND THEN THEY GO TO MARS AND IT GETS WILD

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aelita

It's all on wikimedia commons surprisingly.

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On the up side, I can now derive some Bayesian hypothesis testing logic from scratch just by thinking hard about it.

On the downside, I loathe most everything that's happened to give me this power.

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Is Mastodon just the same hundred or so people?

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...Huh. Does anyone know of any galleries showing the progressions of famous artists, going all the way from when they first started and were really bad, all the way to the masterpieces that made them famous? That would be amazing to see. XD

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PSA: stop automatically lumping nonbinary people in with women. We understand that you're trying to be inclusive by acknowledging that we exist, and that's cool, but treating us as just a subcategory of women is thoughtless and lazy.

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I might have said this in the past once, but Mastodon could really use a timeline that an instance's community can curate.

Federated is good for discovery, but not for curation.

Small, specialized instances work very hard to try to curate their Federated timelines.

They probably don't want all that work destroyed by a single user with a few hundred (or thousand!) followers to import.

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Hey, pro tip: if you have a large amount of social clout, and you use it to bring users to a social media platform, MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND THE EXISTING SOCIAL NORMS FIRST. This is especially true of Mastodon, where every server has its own norms - including the flagship!

PLEASE DO NOT tell people to "join Mastodon!" without telling them that there are existing behaviors in place that they'll be expected to adhere to, like spoiler/content warnings.

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I'm training a neural network to generate new knitting patterns, in partnership with a bunch of folks at Ravelry.
This is "Mystery lace", test-knit by DataSock. ravelry.com/discuss/lazy-stupi

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From time to time I get hit by a wave of "I hate technology. I hate everything. I don't want to live on this planet any more." When that happens I remove one thing from my blog — one bit of unnecessary bloat that my blog doesn't actually *need*. Over the years these have included:
- jQuery
- embedded Twitter feed
- dynamically loaded sharing buttons
- web fonts
- comments

On the weekend I took a hacksaw to it again and finally removed Font Awesome and got rid of the static sharing buttons because I refuse to endorse BookFace or Birdsite (even indirectly). That means it's now just a static website that consists of HTML and one CSS file. There's no JavaScript or fonts to download, and only a couple of images (not counting those used in specific posts). I considered experimenting with a more minimalist layout, but paradoxically that would often involve adding web fonts and JavaScript back in the mix so I think it's happy as it is for the time being. www.stjo.hn/
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I wrote ~64s of music based on a song I heard in a dream, which I guess means I probably subconsiously ripped it off from somewhere

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#SpaceSettlements is about the design project that resulted in these public domain paintings. These were the products of a 1975 Summer Study sponsored by NASA (and, indirectly, by Stewart Brand. More on that later) settlement.arc.nasa.gov/70sArt

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The principle people involved were Gerard O'Neill, who had been working on these concepts for six years already, and two painters/designers, architect Rick Guidice, and space science illustrator don Davis.

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On the periphery of the story I'm telling, are all sorts of people from the worlds of design, science fiction, science, and counterculture: like Rachel Carson, Carl Sagan, Larry Niven, Jane Jacobs, Bucky Fuller, and Le Corbusier. #SpaceSettlements

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The introduction tells the story of the project's inception, which goes right to the book's core questions: How, and why, do we try to make "new" space? And who is this new space *for* anyway?

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Ch. 1 of #SpaceSettlements, "Topology: Future Primitives and the Shape of Space" is a primer on the many different ways that "space" away from planetary surfaces disrupts our preconceptions about space in general, here near Earth where we're used to being.

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#mastoadmin s! looking to grow your instance?

if you haven't already, you can sign in at instances.social/ to give the instance list more information about your server.

specifically, they recently added these category tags, which will bring up your instance in the relevant category on joinmastodon.org/

it's a great way to help expose the fediverse's true size and diversity and build confidence in decentralized social media!

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mi volas legi libron kaj spekti dokumentan filmon kaj ludi moveblan ludon kaj ankaux dormi. nun mi sidas. 🙇