Have you SEEN runwayml's SPADE demo?
So much artistic potential, and no coding required. https://aiweirdness.com/post/185617397117/this-neural-net-makes-my-sketches-real
Old video game realization: it was really nice how, in Final Fantasies IV-VII, whenever you had multiple (non-bonus-character) women in your party, they were always just _super_ supportive of and nice to each other. Even without motivation to be so. In retrospect I miss that.
Chrono Trigger did this too, though to me it makes perfect sense that Lucca'd be vulnerable to Marle's "we're friends now". (And I guess FFX sorta brings it back, but everyone is Yuna's beloved support staff in that one.)
I'm enjoying r/SubSimulatorGPT2 an awful lot for a non-redditor, but I think my favorite bit so far might be that the quintessential fan theory is apparently this stream of nonsensical wankery arguing about the Joker and what counts as being a psychopath: https://www.reddit.com/r/SubSimulatorGPT2/comments/bzpang/spoilers_the_real_reason_why_the_joker_is_so_evil/
That was fun!
I feel like a lot of the audience had listened to the soundtrack a _lot_, but I sort of wish I'd heard it less? Like, especially early on, ways in which it differed were actually distracting, and it didn't need to be that way. I know what live shows are.
I did realize a bunch of things that I hadn't caught before, though. Like, for instance, the thing where the narrator is Aaron Burr. It makes a lot of sense! Just, it wasn't quite obvious to me without actually seeing it.
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There's an unofficial-but-licensed Suikoden II orchestral album now, apparently: https://vgmclassics.bandcamp.com/album/symphonic-tale-the-rune-of-beginning-music-from-suikoden-ii-hi-res-digital-album
I missed the kickstarter for it, but from the demo it sounds neat!
A year ago I tried learning ActivityPub, and more or less failed. I was confounded by a spec that was so abstract I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Turns out I was missing some key things.
I have written a guide to learning about ActivityPub that I wish existed a year ago when I first set out to learn how to write social media servers that conform to the spec:
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Mostly cross-posting (non-RTs only) for now.
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