The Recurse Center, month 2

2019-06-02 / Sebastian Morr / CC BY-SA 4.0 / software, art, life, tech

Continuing my check-ins from the first month! Putting all of these together, I’m astonished on the variety of stuff I worked on. (Also, the Recurse Center is very neat, and you should all go!)

2019-05-03

Hey everyone! I really needed some time off :exhausted:, but I’m back, and I feel kind of re-energized at this point. Oof.

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2019-05-06

Hello, lovely people! I spent this weekend reviewing talks for Enthusiasticon, walking through East Village, digital painting (I really want to do this more!), and making Biangbiang Noodles (fun fact: The Chinese character for that dish has 58 strokes!)

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2019-05-07

Hey all, how are you today? :sunflower:

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2019-05-09

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2019-05-13

Hello~ everyone! :octopus:

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2019-05-15

Hey there, lovely people! I’m getting more input than I can process currently, which is an interesting feeling, and I think I’m fine with that! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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2019-05-20

Hey everyone! :wave:

Very exciting to see so many new friendly faces in the space! Looking forward to get to know you in the next week(s)! I have some catching up to do! Last week was “Never Graduate Week”, and participated in my second “Capture The Flag” event, so a lot of this check-in is about that:

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2019-05-21

Good morning! :sunny:

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2019-05-22

Hey, y’all! Not feeling great today. I’m having a bad headache since Tuesday morning, that makes it hard to focus. That sucks, but I expect it to go away in a day or so.

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I’m going to take it easy today. Ideas include:

2019-05-23

I’m better today, my headache is almost gone! :fireworks:

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2019-05-28

Hey folks! :rainy: :rainbow:

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2019-05-30

Moin! (That’s a generic, casual greeting in northern Germany. An appropriate response would be: Moin!)

Tuesday:

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My father was not dead. He had stopped breathing. There was a look of pain on his face, but he did not know what was wrong.

I took the dagger and set it against his chest. He lay there, and I let him die. I took the dagger and put it in the water.

Two men came at my father. I went to them and they came to me. I had them all tied to the tree. I had them all tied up. I had them all killed.

After 200 steps, it had already learned about the names of characters and places in the book. After 1000 steps, I didn’t really see improvement anymore. Generated text range from realistic conversations, to mythical background stories, to action-laden fights.

Here’s two characters from the book discussing the composition of a song about in-world places and objects, smoothly transitioning between dialog and poetry. This blew my mind:

“Nahlrout,” I mused. “How is it similar to that?”

She looked at me. “How really? Surprised the hell out of me.” She laughed. “How do you propose we compose the chorus?”

“I could compile a crescendo,” I snapped. “I know an excellent rhyme or meter that would make the most sense.”

She rolled her eyes. “I could, perhaps.”

“In any case, it will serve you right. The second movement of the chorus is:

“On the road to Tinuë

Through Tinuë

I stopped at an inn to get refreshment

And decided to walk to the Eolian

To see if my nahlrout had worn off.”

Today:

2019-05-31

Hey lovely people! :green_heart:

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