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We’re watching Star Trek Discovery (only halfway through Series One - no spoilers) and one of the things I am very much enjoying is the call-backs, not only to Star Trek, although I love those, but to other things as well. Case in point, in Episode 9, ‘Into the Forest I Go’, Lt Stamets (Anthony Rapp) tells Dr Culber (Wilson Cruz) that he’ll go to see ‘La Boheme’ with him. That was awesome.

I'm afraid most all of you are missing out on this German pastry delicacy known as "Little Mountain Peaks" (also called "mountain climber" or "shrapnel" in some parts of the country):

cocoa, buttercream, waffle floor & shortcrust mixed together, covered in dark chocolate. So yummy 💕

Birds perch on the wire
Beneath them the ground is white
I move a few steps

Happy feast day of Saint Burrito of Ely, in whose honour we moderate the Lenten fast and breakfast on cappucino or latte, and dine on burritos with cheese.

Ah crap. I think I just random-reference-d myself into writing a fanfic where Dr. Stephen Strange and Dr. Hugo Strange are actually long-lost brothers or something like that.

I blame @vtel57 .

Way back on Jan 23, @AspiringLuddite wrote a toot about manuscript fragments used in bindings of early print books. Here's another example: this one of an Irish translation (probably via Latin) of an Arabic work:
atlasobscura.com/articles/iris

So, not only the coolness of finding an old manuscript, but also an example of how much knowledge travelled across the world. "All cultures were isolated from each other" Nope.

I moved an old scratching perch to a new spot, and suddenly, The Lion Kings.

theverge.com/2019/3/10/1825813

<< During a talk at SXSW, an audience member asked Ocasio-Cortez about the threat of automated labor. “We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work,” she said in response. “We should be excited by that. But the reason we’re not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don’t have a job, you are left to die. And that is, at its core, our problem.” >>

I've launched a roleplaying game Patreon, to develop and publish my Dynamic Balances game engine and game worlds for it. The starting world is early medieval, low magic, neopagan, with queer content built in from the inception. #rpg #patreon #games #gaming #ttrpg
patreon.com/wanderingbeekeeper

so we have a student who we asked to train a VAE to generate memes. he was showing us his newest model, which has problems with mode collapse, and was only outputting one thing over and over again (I swear I am not making this up):

"one does not simply make memes"

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Medievalist

Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.