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Our stack of handwritten postcards, which the ACLU will send out to encourage people to vote.
One includes an apology for a chocolate smudge.

Wondered if this was a new kind of Halloween pumpkin. Turns out they were tarring the parking lot nearby.

Cat is currently sporting one single white whisker and it’s hilarious

I've just released Mastodon De-Mob, an anti-harassment tool that lets users to block everyone who favorited or boosted a toot calling for harassment. mastodon-de-mob.codesections.c

Please feel free to test it out with the example URL I provided; that will only block a test account I set up for this purpose. Hopefully, you won't ever need it for real.

It also reports the harassing toot, which I hope will prevent the tool's abuse for non-harassing toots.

source: github.com/codesections/mastod

Folks who make mastodon bots: Is there a nice way to flip between them without having to log in and out of each one?

Dear customer service,
I'm having trouble signing up for the Kitten of the Day newsletter. There is a checkbox for "I am not a robot" but the other option seems to be missing. I am a robot, and I want my daily kittens! Please advise.
Thanks,
Iluvkittens42

Trump impersonator reading nonsensical neural net speech Show more

Someone on Birdsite rearranged the neural net Neopets foods into an alignment chart, and I have to say I agree.
aiweirdness.com/post/178075241

Yay, my bot @neuralspells appears to be tooting regularly now.
D&D spells generated straight from a neural network, never before seen by human eyes!

Several people have mentioned the similarity between neural net inventions and the foods from Neopets. So this had to happen: aiweirdness.com/post/178075241

Now up to 48 knots (55 mph). Clearer now; maybe most of the loose snow is blown away.

40 knot (46 mph) winds at Palmer station. Air is full of snow; camera view is rocking mightily.
usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/pal

I've gotten to the part of researching this story where I occasionally google "Dear FBI I'm a fiction writer and not planning actual terrorism."

RT @gretchenmcc Please provide your catchiest songs, for Science*

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

*and by Science, I mean a late-night internet social experiment that we dreamed up at

Food: yolk explosion Show more

For this round of heirloom apple names, I also trained the neural net on metal bands. Perhaps you can tell.

I trained a neural net on the 1910 edition of Apples of New York, and it generated some seriously weird new heirloom apples.

aiweirdness.com/post/177838283

Just landed in Portland for !
Impressed by this super pointy thing during descent - what is it?