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= equal
≑ very equal
≣ exTREMEly equal (more bars = more equal)
β‰… very nearly equal
≃ pretty equal
β‰ˆ equal enough
∼ not totally unrelated

I'm so tired. How do people manage to work so hard every day? Are you all on simulants?

For anyone exploring Haskell, never use Template Haskell and never use any library written by Michael Snoyman. Don't use lens either. This will save you many hours of pain.

Do Glitch and Notion feel like this generation's HyperCard to anybody?

For US people, Colin is hiring PhD students. Looking for people from different backgrounds and no GRE required:


Been catching up on juliacon and stancon talks from this year and gotta this is kind of work that fills me with hope and joy.

Now reading:

Neural Datalog through time: Informed temporal modeling via logical specification.


David Blei is teaching his Foundations of Graphical Models course totally online. Anyone can audit it!


New online course on Human-AI interaction focused on making publishable user studies:


Who the hell runs the @arxivstats account? Why is it always posting papers that are *years* old?

I want the new hotness!

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Explaining Latent Factor Models For Recommendation With Influence Functions - arxiv.org/abs/1811.08120

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fungi from a hike 

Hiked the Pate Hollow trail this weekend and found these pretty mushrooms.

I want to thank @bgcarlisle @Cyborgneticz @cxli and all the presenters, moderators, volunteers for making something really awesome with

It really feels like it captures the best of what the fedi can be and I loved every bit I participated in.

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How would do a rc script for ACME that does goto-line number? I'm not sure where I can find information on the ACME bindings via rc? Any tips would help πŸ™ cheers


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For would anybody be interested in being a scribe for my talk? Just somebody to write what is being said as we can't provide closed captioning.

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Reminder: Springer has released a lot of digital textbooks for free in the last few months, and their special offer is ending on July 31st. There is no need to sign up to download the PDF and ePub files.

This lovely page has the full list of available titles: hnarayanan.github.io/springer-

I don't know who needs to hear this but having youtube, facebook, twitter, and mastodon blocked on my work computer has really helped me a lot.

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