Annales: Details

This was the first time I submitted a NaNoGenMo entry which aimed at being readable, in contrast to my previous efforts, Everywhere Dense and Neuralgae, which were really abstract. Annales is a generated parody of a very ancient genre, the chronicle, which tells history as a sequence of reigns, deaths …

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Congratulations, Nerds

If you don’t like the state (read: if you don’t like paying taxes or welfare) its backing of money will seem monstrous to you. Returing to a real physical substance as a store of value is politically infeasible because we know what the banking system was like in …

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Cabin Fever

MWHALE IN THE WHALE AND BERED OF THE WHALE IN THE WHALE.

"The whale seemed the ship had been the side of the stranger of the ship would be seen the artain in the sea, and the whale was the ship was a sudden and sounding and head of the …

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Neuralgae Updated

I've updated the algorithm behind neuralgae. It's still the same basic principle: render a deepdraw image based on some random categories, feed the results back through the classifier, and then repeat with the new categories. But the draw part of the cycle now uses the weights from the classification stage …

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Neuralgae on Twitter

I've made my first Twitter bot. It posts a new image and accompanying text from my Neuralgae NaNoGenMo project, six times a day, modified slightly so that it fits within the character limit. One of my goals with Neuralgae was to generate something which was in some sense readable, and …

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The Algorithm

The fourth and last in a series of posts about how we think about coding and functional programming. The first three are The Homunculus, State and Immutable and pure

An algorithm is a procedure or formula for calculating a result, an idea which predates the invention of the computer by …

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