nyc bike(share) tales, pt 2
and then not one but TWO citibike racks near my destination were completely filled, so I had to circle around downtown brooklyn to find one with an empty spot. normally my bike commute is ~3mi, ~20min but today it ended up being like ~5mi, ~40min :( oh I forgot to mention there was a headwind the whole way and the plastic sheet that protects the upper back wheel on most of those citibikes sorta acts like a sail you have to constantly tack against
nyc bike(share) tales
the citibike rack nearest my apt was empty so I had to use the next nearest—adding 0.5mi to my route; no big deal but also got nearly sideswiped by an aggro delivery truck AND a cyclist wearing noise-cancelling headphones (?!) in the span of 15 seconds; DeKalb was a wunderkammer of Things That Can Block Bike Lanes (fedex, cement truck, cop car, ambulance, idling uber); willoughby was (as usual) a pothole-filled mountain bike challenge course but with 9-to-5ers trying to park
I am glad that Tokyo Mirage Sessions got a Switch port. apparently I am one of like seven people to have played it on the Wii U and I remember my time with it fondly! gameplay-wise it's essentially a Persona game, so recommended if you're into that kind of thing http://www.nintendolife.com/reviews/nintendo-switch/tokyo_mirage_sessions_fe_encore bonus on the switch is being able to skip the repetitive battle animations, though by the end of my Wii U playthrough I had convinced myself that these were not "useless filler" but in fact "meditative"
code and notes for the SFPC Code Societies workshop that I wrapped up last night, entitled "Computational exploration of magical and divinatory language" https://github.com/aparrish/comexmadivla including automated random word squares, magic words through noise applied to phonetic hidden states, oracle card vectorization, tarot t-SNE, etc.
current scholarship seems to favor a hierarchical relationship between pokémon types and the classical elements https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/960099-pokemon-heartgold-version/51378189 although even this author finds that one type ("normal") can't fit into this taxonomy, and I'm inclined to think there's a many-to-many relationship wherein some types belong to more than one classical element and others may fall altogether outside of the classical conception altogether
we all seem to agree that it can be used to make "statements" but what are the other potential illocutionary forces of fashion? can you ask questions, make requests, greet, apologize, congratulate? this started as a joke idea in my head but actually now i want to read a full analysis of fashion through the lens of speech act theory
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