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Spotify family mix to combine everyone’s favorite songs in your house

This is so cool of Spotify to do! A family mix. Last year, we signed up for the family plan on Spotify. When we were all on my plan, the love of Disney soundtracks by my three-year-old daughter was screwing up my song recommendations. Everything in my recco list was being dominated by Disney. Plus, …

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so many tweets with zero replies

Responding to every tweet for one day

All those tweets in the world with no reply. People putting their thoughts and observations out into the world. But then left hanging. Is anybody reading? Or do most people on Twitter post tweets, and not read tweets? What if for one day, you responded to every single tweet in your stream? Ok, that might …

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Giving up tweeting for one week

I’m thinking about giving up tweeting for one week, and instead write out all my thoughts and reactions on my blog. So far this year, I’ve been having a lot of fun blogging more. In the past decade when I have an idea, I would head to Twitter and blurt it out. Now, writing out …

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The better date format: YYYYMMDD, DDMMYYYY, or MMDDYYYY?

Do you ever put the date in your filename on your computer? If so, what date format do you use? Take today, January 9, 2020. Here’s some ways you could date your file: “Jan 9, 2020” “1-9-2020” “9-Jan-2020” “09-01-2020” “2020-01-09” “20200109” I love dating all my files and folders on my computer using the last …

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Using Machine Learning techniques on babies

Programs like deepart.io are so fascinating. You give the program a photograph and an artwork, and then it transforms the photograph to look like the style of the art. A photo from my parents wedding combined with Juan Gris’ “Portrait of Picasso” generates a cool result. That’s a deep learning algorithm called neural style transfer. …

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Adorable painting of puppy and kitten in Google Arts & Culture

Every day my Chrome browser displays a different work of art. The Chrome extension Google Arts & Culture powers the selection of what art is shown from their collection. The artwork ranges from very well-known artists like Van Gogh and Monet to lesser-known artists. It seems most of the art is from lesser-known artists—which I …

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Google image results for: art

Go to images.google.com and search for: art. That’s it—just one word: art. What do you think you would get? Images of the Mona Lisa or other famous paintings? Google gave me images of splashy colorful art. What results did you get? Please take a screenshot and reply to this tweet: As we know, Google personalizes …

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Linked Open Data Cloud

Indexing the world’s art

When I look at my 63 art projects, it seems like a lot. Lots of art across a variety of things.  Yup, I just shared my complete list of art projects—both projects that are public, and the projects that are in concept stage. Barely anyone knows about this work. Barely anyone makes work like this. …

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