pretty sure graduating and starting a job in a pandemic is pretty much speedrunning burn out

shitpost 

early perl programmers often spent days harvesting line noise from their modems to extract enough purified material to write their scripts.

Output from yesterday's plotter experiment: variations on accumulations of self-avoiding random walks.

Silica Gel Pack
This is not a snack of honor
no highly edible substance is commemorated here

Mathematics and group theory in music
Article by Papadopoulos, Athanase
In collections: Music, The groups group
The purpose of this paper is to show through particular examples how group theory is used in music. The examples are chosen from the theoretical work and from the compositions of Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), one of the most influential twentieth century composers and pedagogues. Messiaen...
URL: arxiv.org/abs/1407.5757
PDF: arxiv.org/pdf/1407.5757v1
Entry: read.somethingorotherwhatever.

been taking a lot of pictures of empty subway stations. the system keeps on trundling on during covid, even to the point of empty trains running up and down the lines.

The failed pixels in camera sensors on ISS make it look like space is full of RGB stars.

The signs as iterated prisoner's dilemma strategies:

Aries: PAVLOV
Taurus: TWO TITS FOR TAT
Gemini: MAJORITY
Cancer: EATHERLY
Leo: ALL C
Virgo: CHAMPION
Libra: TIT FOR TAT
Scorpio: GRIM TRIGGER
Sagittarius: SUSPICIOUS TIT FOR TAT
Capricorn: TIT FOR TWO TATS
Aquarius: ALL D
Pisces: TESTER

there should be a mastodon instance that federates on a delay equal to the light distance from earth to mars, so it is as if that instance is transmitting from the red planet

imagining some sort of web challenge game "lettrist art or sprite sheet" etc

food 

A little while ago, @brion asked if anyone had ever made a Biblically-Correct Angel Food Cake.

I couldn't find any, but having watched several seasons of Great British Bake-Off during the pandemic I felt that I, too, could do ridiculous things with cake.

Happy Easter!

RT @[email protected]

The difference between WhatsApp and Signal (both end-to-end encrypted) in the new App Store privacy section is stark

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Dev14e/status/1339

yea i've a hive mind (shakes head; ants tumble out)

Took my new camera out. new to me at least, this camera is twice my age. now to develop the rolls and hopefully not botch it again!

wow, I completely dropped of the face of the world for a good while.

Moon photo! pretty proud of how it turned out given it's a phone picture with a clip on lens

people say "gender is a spectrum" but then they think of it like a point along a gradient, or like a HSL value in a color wheel

i would like to posit that if gender is, in fact, a spectrum, then individual genders are not single points or even contiguous blobs but rather are more like this

this weeks mood: desperately typing "how to be trans at work" into the internet and crying.

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