October 15th, 2021

Happy Friday!

I hope you’re all doing as well as you can be. We’re slowly seeing things get better. We can do this.

And now it’s also links time!

Alana Jones-Mann

Alana Jones-Mann

“designer / baker in los angeles”

Discovered via an L.A. Times story about a cake designed from a Persian rug!

Extremely precise design work, in cake frosting!

Her work is incredible! And also looks delicious.

What Does A Million Pennies Look Like?

What Does A Million Pennies Look Like?

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Note: it goes well beyond one million. It’s an interesting graphical representation problem.

A team of computer scientists and musicologists have finally completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony

A team of computer scientists and musicologists have finally completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony

…Using Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning.

I’m a few weeks late to this but it is honestly fascinating.

It is purely speculative how close this could be to what was actually in Beethoven’s head at the time, but sytlistically it’s definitely on to something.

Related: OpenAI Jukebox (featured here previously.)

A Very Long Baguette

A Very Long Baguette

A customer has ordered a 16ft baguette. You and a partner (or you, performing as both players) must deliver it in one piece from the kitchen, which is several rooms away.

Suuuuper challenging. Probably much more fun with a friend. (Even more challenging for one player.)

Hey that was the Friday Links!

We’re halfway through October today, and there are only 15 more shopping days until Hallowe’en!!

Happy Friday. Have a great weekend!

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