Link Post - A Specific New York Minute

MikeNM

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July 19, 2018

Coil Magazine - Harry Marks on New York at dawn in NYC. I love these love letters to a city. It reminds me of Kerouac's October In Railroad Earth. Something the captures the feeling of being in a place and taking it in rather than just something to do when you're there.

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Python Learning Diary - Area Calculator

The author is not responsible for any flashbacks to math class horrors.

MikeNM

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July 19, 2018

The quest for Python continues. This time the road leads all the way back to geometry class. (Ironic as I spent a day this weekend in a high school cafeteria training for a volunteer project.) I have done a lot of hacking around on PowerShell scripts for work, so my appetite for hobby coding hasn’t been as zealous the last few weeks. I did . . .

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Link - Automation and Jobs

You can't work here Dave

MikeNM

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July 18, 2018

Technology Review - A new report promises that Automation is going to create new jobs as it replaces existing ones, if not more. Though as I understand it the problem has never been that AI will cause permanent unemployment problems, but like any disruption displace people near the end of their careers who are not as easily retrained. Like . . .

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Link Post - App Magic App

That was the least bad Bowie Pun I could come up with.

MikeNM

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July 17, 2018

Mental Floss - If you didn't live in a town where the traveling Bowie exhibit stopped, it is now being turned into a smartphone app.

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Link Post - Social Fasting

MikeNM

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July 16, 2018

Disco Posse - I used to think that most of these media diet trend stories were idiotic. But considering that both Facebook and Twitter are nigh unusable because of all the idiots clicking share before thinking, I agree that a break might be necessary. Intermittent fasting isn't a bad way to approach this. Not using it as just an idle time . . .

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Link Post - 35 Best NES Games

Your daily dose of feeling old.

MikeNM

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July 16, 2018

Polygon - Part 1

Polygon - Part 2

Jeremy Parish of Retronauts fame rounds up the best NES games still worth playing on its 35th anniversary.

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Link Post: AI Time Wasting

Teaching AI To Beat Text Adventures

MikeNM

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July 16, 2018

The Register - Microsoft makes a Text Adventure for AI's. I'll be impressed when an AI can figure out how to get the Babel Fish.

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