Weekly Website Wednesday: Talk to Transformer

Talk to Transformer is text generator based on the GPT-2 machine learning language model. It generates coherent paragraphs of text from a user’s initial input. The results can be quite funny. For example, “You can survive in this kind of placeā€¦” generated on a machine-learning layer was actually one of the funniest paragraphs I’ve ever seen. And even better is its ability to tell you if it’s correct or not.

I recommend trying it out, you never know what might be humorous about it.

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Weekly Website Wednesday: Shrekfest

It’s Shrekfest, the annual celebration of all things Shrek in Madison, WI! Live Shrek music! Shrek games! Shrek onion eating contest! And Shrek beer, because it’s flippin’ Wisconsin!

One time, when I was in Madison, WI, I was accosted by a drunk Santa Claus at 3am.

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Shrek is love. Shrek is life.

Weekly Website Wednesday: What Bird Did That?

What Bird Did That: The Art of Ornithological Dejecta is a wing of the Museum of Non-Primate Art. Specifically, it deals with the art and culture of bird poop.

It turns out that the structure and artistry of bird poop art pieces varies wildly from bird species to bird species. It’s a whole art style that we humans have ignored!

This is all very serious and not a joke at all.

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Weekly Website Wednesday: Plastic Living

You know how I like ancient websites that are still around? Well, Plastic Living started in 1998 and is still being updated today. It still has that early internet aesthetic, though, so I LOVE it.

Plastic Living is a website that catalogues the history of plastic products. I like plastic, because through plastic humans have achieved near-immortality. The pharaohs really should have filled their tombs with plastic. When I die, plasticize my organs before sticking them in the gaudiest canopic jars that money can buy.

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