Wednesday, 21 February 2024
quote [ systems designed to reflect and magnify curiosity will tend towards decentralization, towards resistance against the gravity of power even if they aren't consciously counterposed, ideologically, against the power itself. The premise of the genre system was that genres are communities, and so most of its algorithms tried to use fairly simple math to capture the collective tastes of particular communities of music fans. ]
Interesting thoughts by the canned maintainer of Every Noise at Once – now a former Spotify employee – on music recommendation algorithms.
quote [ With little enforcement or legal culpability, social media helps wildlife trafficking thrive in plain sight. ]
Shark's jaws lock on your spine
Tuesday, 20 February 2024
quote [ Traditionally, tin or aluminum is meant to commemorate the 10th wedding anniversary. Known for their resilience and inability to rust, they symbolize the durability of your marriage. But if you want to give—or receive—a bit more glamorous of a gift, you might prefer the more modern 10th-anniversary theme of diamonds. ]
Since the last ten years have beaten the spark out of me, I've asked chatGPT to write you a thank you letter. Be sure to thank the handful of folks you see with subscriber badges, they're the ones keeping the site online.
quote [ Over the past four centuries quadrillions of ants have created a strange and turbulent global society that shadows our own ]
ant music' 'ant music'
Monday, 19 February 2024
quote [ If we want the indie web to flourish, the very first thing people need to get used to is actually browsing the web again. ]
Well said, that. John Hoare of the Dirty Feed blog.
thumb via Clawmarks
quote [ Air Canada appears to have quietly killed its costly chatbot support. ]
Outside Air Canada's gate
Sunday, 18 February 2024
quote [ With all the lavish attention given to the appearance of text, Broussard still managed to famously misspell his own name on the title screen ]
Tagged "art" due to being about digital typography.
The quote reminds me of the hastily fixed a Street Fighter cabinet title typo by messing around with spritemaps.
quote [ By analyzing reports of people who got off track, researchers are advancing the science of “lost person behavior.” ]
The search and rescue of the person I knew
Saturday, 17 February 2024
Eight Decades Ago, a Ship Vanished Into the Depths of Lake Superior. Why Did the Captain Remain Aboard?
quote [ The wreck of the S.S. Arlington has finally been found—but it provides no answers about Captain Frederick Burke's final moments ]
on the rocky banks of Lake Superior
Friday, 16 February 2024
quote [ In the northern highlands of Peru lies the historic city of Cajamarca, where the great Inca empire met its demise. It was on this soil that Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro orchestrated the downfall of Inca ruler Atahualpa, capturing him and confining him to a modest chamber adjacent to the grand plaza. In a desperate bid for freedom, Atahualpa promised to fill the chamber once with gold and twice with silver, stacked as high as his outstretched hand could reach. ]
Walk in the room
Holdin the ransom
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