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Uptown broad
Swappin' places in a deal with God
Runnin' up that hill to get her guy
Gonna tell him where the bullet lies

@erinbee someBODY once told me
the hill was made for running
if you wanna make a deal with god
she was looking kinda hazy
in her dress all white and lacy
in the shape of an arc on the dance floor

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-*

Emacs, to the tune of Paper Planes 

All I wanna do is C-k C-k C-k C-k and a C-x C-c and take your money

"Mr. Musk’s lawyers at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom" --- there's no way that's a real law firm

lol never mind! 

Someone beat me to it, the bot exists here, though I can't tell if it filters stuff or CWs certain posts or what botsin.space/@oldroadside

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Question about bot/archive ethics, racism mention 

There's a collection of old roadside photos that I am turning into an automated bot to go here on fedi. There is definitely some racist imagery in there. I can do a keyword thing to catch when much of the racist imagery appears.

I am wondering: is it better to simply not show the racist imagery and present a sanitized version of history, or to put the racist imagery behind a CW so people can opt out but also it doesn't ignore the racism?

I made a Library of Congress news updates feed anyone can follow here

@loc

(the feed on its profile will look blank to you until new items come in, and it seems like it updates a few times a month)

I'm quoted again in the Wall Street Journal about how Elon Musk's status as an "outlier among outliers" means his experience of Twitter is likely filled with a lot more spam and unusual engagement than even the average celebrity's.

wsj.com/amp/articles/elon-musk

Non paywalled: archive.ph/2022.06.05-123038/h

PUNK SHREK (GAY) THE PLAY promo/flyer 

PNW folks: introducing PUNK SHREK (GAY) THE PLAY

Me, @peacelovememes, @liminal_snail, @onion_slutz_drive_me_nutz, @ursula and many others have been working for the past year or more on this ridiculous, horny, punk, revolutionary piece of theater based on some movie called Shrek.

Join us on July 1st - 3rd in Olympia, WA as we celebrate all things Shrek through this incredible, collaboratively-written play.

*Masks required*
Showtimes: 8:30pm July 1, 2 & 3. Matinee July 3 @ 2:30pm.
@ Mantis House.
Limited seating! Bring chairs! Bar Available. Fundraiser for community members. RATED R.

I will be playing Fiona on the evenings of the 2nd and 3rd.

And fuck 12.

git pro tip 

@darius Yes! One of my faves, which means I've been bitten by an important nuance:

-S will not find diffs that only *modify* lines involving that variable, because it shows diffs that "change the number of occurrences of the specified string".

If you want to find those cases, you want `git log -G` instead, since it returns "differences whose patch text contains added/removed lines that match".

Heads up that -G takes a regex vs -S taking a substring (altho you can make -S regex with --pickaxe-regex). Fortunately they're right next to each other in `git help log`, which actually has a nice little example showing the difference between the two as well.

git pro tip 

(of course it doesn't have to be a variable, this works for any string in the diff)

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git pro tip 

`git log -S some_variable_name` returns all commits where `some_variable_name` is in the diff (either removed, added, or modified)

super useful for tracking down regressions where you know the variable that's the culprit

Okay so I was upset that none of my lettuce seeds have sprouted but looking up more than just one source for optimum soil temperature when sowing makes me feel better about it - seems like the very cold wet spring here means my first round of seeds must have taken too long to germinate and rotted in the ground. Feels weird to sow lettuce on May 31 but I guess I'll be doing that today (since the weather FINALLY turned for real)

You've heard of "number go up" but have you tried "number stay about the same but everyone is chill and has a pretty good time"?

Timon and Pumbaa are like, what if Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dad?

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