neato link

https://blog.cr.yp.to/20190430-vectorize.html – an introduction to vectorization.

now a trick would be to translate this kind of language to an advertisement for peopleshader.com, which might allow people to vectorize their DMs, tech support guides and responses to forum posts. explaining what a shader is, or what they are useful for, is difficult, when pulling out of the context of computer graphics to the context of overwhelming social media.

neato link

https://writing.markchristian.org/2012/01/17/ridiculously-simple-string-formatting-in-javascript/ – ridiculously simple string formatting in javascript. replaces the object’s prototype .tostring method, so might mess with existing code, but being able to format the properties into a string with %propertyTags% in it is a pretty elegant solution.

neato link

https://learnforeverlearn.com/bandits/ – thompson sampling multi-armed bandit in javascript, with decent visualisation.

this could be mistaken for the fabled “expected utility maximizer” that economists and old-school ai researchers are sometimes on about. it may be interesting to network a bunch of these together, or attach different utilities to different lever pulls, to direct ad-hoc experimentation in new domains.

Author: Mike Godfrey

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