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I wasted 3-4 days of full-time work on researching different Reinforcement Learning frameworks. I didn't realize that and (and successor ) are two completely separate frameworks.

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How much exercise does it take to burn off those Thanksgiving calories? 

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My girlfriend and I just peaked:

"Where's the sugar, sugar?"

- "Next to the honey, honey"

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snark 

I'm at a colleague's place who has google now (spying) decices installed.
I gotta say, despite my heavy privacy concerns, they work really well.

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Me, looking at this figure in the book I am reading: "Oh, I guess they left the USA out of the study"
Also me: *looks again* "Oohhhh"

I have the socialist song "The Internationale" stuck in my head since days (!) now.

I blame the Fediverse.

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2020 will be the 20th anniversary of the free office suite (OpenOffice.org was announced on July 19, 2000) and the 10th anniversary of LibreOffice (announced on September 28, 2010)! Help us make a cool logo to celebrate: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

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Our wiki has many "FAQ" (Frequently Asked Questions) pages, helping LibreOffice users to get more out of the software. Recently, our community has worked on making the pages easier to translate – and you can help too! blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

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For Valentine's day, I decided to get my wife some beads for an abacus. It's the little things that count.

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So did Al Gore ever apologize for the internet or?

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Where have all the assmen gone
And where are all the gods?

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As I was thinking about the costs of conventional wisdom and unexamined societal defaults, "The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising" landed:

thecorrespondent.com/100/the-n

This explains the insane, expensive, poisonous unexamined beliefs about #advertising's (non-)efficacy.

“all the traffic that had previously come from paid links was now coming in through ordinary links. … Annually, eBay was burning a good $20m on ads targeting the keyword ‘eBay’.”

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The billionaire mindset 

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over the past few years I have made a whole bunch of tutorials for creative coding with p5.js and put them here: creative-coding.decontextualiz I made them primarily as notes for me to follow along with when I'm teaching, so they're sketchy in some parts (and very out of date in others). but some (non-student) folks have told me recently that they found the tutorials useful, so I'm sharing here in case they might interest the fediverse!

(btw text is BY-NC licensed and the code examples are all CC0)

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