Fascinating Algorithm: Dan Tepfer's Player Piano Is His Composing Partner : NPR

I get it. On a subatomic level. I understand this. When he talks about learning to dance on a new planet.

But it needs to go further.

Apply machine learning and not only static simple algorithms?

Decrease latency between keyboard input and algorithmic output?

Apply styles? Harmonize? Randomize?’

Want one. But better.

Tepfer sees jazz as the pursuit of freedom within a framework — a premise that underlies his work with improvisational algorithms and a Yamaha Disklavier. He unpacks the project in this video.

Source: Fascinating Algorithm: Dan Tepfer’s Player Piano Is His Composing Partner : NPR

Exhaust-ed

kitchen with over-the-range microwave and vent tube extending up into ceiling

Today we installed an over-the-range microwave that we had special ordered from Lowe’s almost a month prior. Most of the time was waiting for it to arrive. We really wanted a unit that had a mute button. Why must microwaves beep incessantly? (Plus don’t get me started on the awful UI. Can’t GE hire a UI/UX Engineer to fix the damn interfaces on these things?!)

Gigabit over DOCSIS 3.1

So for the second time, Comcast said they wouldn’t run fiber to my house. But I did get a DOCSIS 3.1 modem. Here are the preliminary results:Speed Results: 850.88/35.23 Mbps; Latency 9 ms

Facts don't matter, this is news!

Can the AP colossally fuck up the facts any worse than it has? Their story says: Tesla says its keenly awaited Model 3 car for the masses will go on sale on Friday. This is just fucking wrong. Elon Musk said in this twitter post: Expecting to complete SN1 on Friday SN1 = Serial Number 1. The first production vehicle. Nowhere does he say that they’re going on sale this Friday. He says they expect to complete the first production vehicle on Friday. He goes on to tweet:

Camusflauge

In all ways that matter, we are alone.

We may walk with others

We may laugh with others

We may talk with others

We may cry with others

These externalities do not define us

They reflect us.

Who cares to know another soul

To express earnest interest in the inner workings of an( )other?

For some this is not reality

But it is mine

And for that it is all of yours.