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game boy color repair/mod 

final little touch on this build: i replaced the stock red power led with a white led, to better match the color scheme

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Love this collection of thoughts about "AI art" as a genre, from the always thought-provoking Robin Sloan:

robinsloan.com/lab/notes-on-a-

> AI artists are genre artists, too. Our genre is: “I see what you did there.”

That echoes something I say often, which is that AI art benefits from a "bots say the darndest things" effect.

Anyway, I love Robin's comparison to synthesizers. I think about synths a lot. I see SpeedTree as a kind of synth, for example. I hope we get there with GPT-*

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update on this. the feelings of bewilderment and vague repulsion have evolved into: outright despair

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Every rapper needs someone in their crew to manage their Jandek rarities portfolio and monitor Discogs for good deals. And that person should be me.

game boy color repair/mod 

with apologies to ranjit (who wanted me to use the original translucent case), i decided to put the formerly corroded board into the fancy boxy pixel shell with the fancy backlit aftermarket screen. doing the custom case install was easy breezy compared to the work i did repairing the board. this thing is incredibly luxurious and i love it and i love knowing that i put so much work into it! just a really fun and satisfying project all around!

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game boy color repair/mod 

the headphone jack is still pretty crackly, and you have to jiggle it to get both channels to work. but: it DOES work, and reliably switches to the speaker when the headphones are unplugged, which is more than it was doing this morning. (at this point i think the only fix would be to replace the jack)

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game boy color repair/mod 

decided to put new battery contacts in so i could use it in this case. here's a video of it working! since the "it's aliiive" post: i bypassed the voltage divider contrast potentiometer (with some regular resistors i had on hand) to make the stock screen work reliably; i replaced the volume potentiometer and the big capacitors; i fixed like five broken traces around the speaker and headphone jack; and i installed new button contacts (froggocustoms tactile switches!)

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game boy color repair/mod, video games consumerism 

damn it looks so cool in the translucent case with all of my repair work showing. reconsidering whether i should put this board in the boxy pixel case!

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We should have one day where we reassess all the "Stevens" and "Stephens" and reassign them to the spelling that is correct for them. For example, I am confident that Steven Soderbergh is actually a Stephen

Émile Zola shows how to respond when people say they prefer your band's early albums: "I still have at home some works that are much more remarkable... I even have my first penmanship notebook, in which the vertical lines already had a literary merit quite superior to that of my latest novels" (quoted in Genette's _Paratexts_, p. 355)

now i'm thinking about all language models as essentially a form of recommendation algorithm. "if you liked that sequence of tokens, you might also like: ' the'"

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"we're going to take your blog post and break it up into byte pairs then republish those byte pairs in algorithmic order, interspersed with and alongside other people's byte pairs. cool with you?"

"no"

"too bad!"

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thinking about machine learning models as a form of extremely out-of-order serial publication

i have discovered a new musical instrument: cat chasing her tail in a wooden box. here is althea performing a solo

game boy color repair/mod, video games consumerism 

oh also I'm going to put clicky button switches on the corroded board, which I think could be cool with the aluminum case. ON THE OTHER HAND, there may be as-yet undiagnosed problems with the corroded board, which would suck to deal with on my "daily driver" (which is what I'm hoping the modded gbc will be, at least for a little while). decisions!

this is the boxy pixel case I got btw: boxypixel.com/collections/game (it is VERY cool)

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game boy color repair/mod 

now the question: do I put this corroded motherboard that I brought back to life into my expensive boxy pixel case (with the fancy aftermarket screen), or do I use the motherboard that didn't require any restoration? I've already had to perform some of the steps necessary for the boxy pixel mod on the corroded board, in the process of fixing it (i.e., desoldering the battery terminals), and I think I'd like knowing that my frankenstein's heart beats in the fancy case

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game boy color repair 

oh my god y'all. it's aliiiiive

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hi frens, random celebrity here, i'm selling non-editable spreadsheet cells because a marketer told me this is what cool techie kids do to invest, the cells have an image url in them, give me money now

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