There is a setting within a story that I have never read that regardless has an outsized impact on my thoughts. It is a world where there are only cars and they apparently go about their days smashing into each other like an oversized BeamNG Drive (but implied with real cars). I think about it every so often.
They re-allocated the lanes recently. Also featuring an interesting option lane method, plus "1500m" and "1700m" (not spaced), the largest numbers I've seen yet. #hkrsgn
Let's consider the bad side of art. Like, instead of examining expertise, demonstrate the poor, the unskilled, the painful.
In one sense, it is like dissecting 300 Elo chess games. In another, it is to find the piece that is as revolting to as many as possible. I think it is possible to find objectively bad art, unlike objectively good art.
The goal is to laugh, but also to reflect, about things that we have discarded on our path to excellence.
I wrote about how I write things. gemini://isoraqathedh.pollux.casa/gem-org-odt.gmi https://isoraqathedh.pollux.casa/gem-org-odt.gmi
"Always bet on text" is a good philosophy that I *almost* buy, except for one thing:
I'm yet to find any reasonable plaintext representation of graphs. Text can do trees just fine, but trees are inherently limiting. If there's no efficient notation for DAGs and graphs with cycles - i.e. structures that can't trivially be flattened without duplicating nodes - then text itself is heavily limited as a tool for thought.
Anyone knows of any interesting work in this space?
These diagrams seem to be popular. #hkrsgn
A work is 𝒩-fragile if one is more interested in distorting the names and proper nouns that appear in the work than the work itself. It is mostly orthogonal to the work's quality or enjoyability.
If the desire to mess with the names starts during warching or reading (&c.) then it is 𝒩-ultrafragile. The opposite is 𝒩-robust.
A sign for pedestrians, and a sign for cars. #hkrsgn
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