Gender-swapped online Henry V coming up in a month or so.
More data to follow, but here's a promo ...
So, fifteen-ish years ago, I did an #SCA Coronation feast from late Roman sources, mostly Apicius. A few days ago, Legonium, a Latin by way of Lego Twitter account - https://twitter.com/tutubuslatinus - posted a comment about Moretum, attributed to Virgil, which I had made for that feast. As it happened, I had some home-made cheese handy, and plenty of celery leaf in the garden. The garlic wasn't mine ...
I like gin, so an idea from Jeff to infuse it with tea for a honey-lemon cocktail got my attention. I set up two for sampling this morning: lemongrass and lavender gins
I just opened them for a whiff and they already smell strikingly herbal and delicious. Especially the lavender.
I forget how to tag here, and I don’t know why pic is sideways when it’s upright on camera, but there ya go. Mm.
Mark Ormrod, bio/obituary #medievalist
It's only been a month or so since Mark died, and it seems like longer. Corona-time, I suppose.
I did not know him well, but he was always kind to me, even before I went to York. He visited Columbia some time after I graduated and had been accepted to York, and gave he some good advice on where to look for lodging near York.
His work speaks for itself. The bio below is from the University of York.
"I’m not sure how to feel about the fact that telling a neural net to pretend it’s a smaller, more-confused neural net is now easier than actually training the smaller neural net."
welcome to the future I guess
Rather than collect 1000s of supervillain bios, train a neural net on them, and style-transfer them all to be about AI, I just had GPT-3 generate the resulting blog post.
I collected my favorite AI supervillains and illustrated them.
@Jrad - welcome!
Not me, but I approve. They paid to cover a fine cause by removal of a Confederate statue.
I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".
A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.
Source in Japanese:
*Businesses warn they won't participate in Trump's payroll tax plan*
> The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Retail Federation and the National Association of Manufacturers urged policymakers to return to negotiating a coronavirus relief package.
An interesting article of interest to #sca rapier fighters ...
Actor/writer/musician/UNIX guru/cook/medievalist and more. http://www.aspiringluddite.com
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.