then we hiked back around to the top of the falls - there's a huge, beautiful covered bridge over the river. barn swallows live in the rafters so we got some good looks at them and their amazing nests
we saw a pretty sick waterfall too
(High Falls, Dupont State Forest NC)
warblers I think or know that I heard this weekend:
- Hooded Warbler
- Northern Parula
- Black-throated green warbler
- Chestnut-sided warbler
- American Redstart
Warblers I actually laid eyes on this weekend:
developers: man it really seems like software has been going downhill for the last 15 years
me: CAPITALISM INCENTIVIZES SHORT TERM SUCCESS OVER LONG TERM STABILITY
developers: it just feels like there is no end to the bullshit
me: CAPITALIST INVESTMENT INCENTIVIZES GRIFTING OVER ACTUAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
developers: why is everything so buggy and resource intensive
me: CAPITALISM INCENTIVIZES MARKETING-FRIENDLY FEATURE CHURN OVER USABILITY
hey all, here's a new computer thing I made! it's called the Nonsense Laboratory, and it's a series of weird little tools for manipulating the spelling and sound of words with machine learning: https://artsexperiments.withgoogle.com/nonsense-laboratory/
it's part of a series of projects launched yesterday showing the outcomes of the Artists + Machine Intelligence grant program, which you can learn more about here: https://experiments.withgoogle.com/ami-grants
my favorite engineering prof just shared this thread about teaching a grad class on mutual aid, and then those students trying that out.
there's also a pair of phoebes nesting on the back of our house again! and i still haven't checked the second birdhouse this spring; i think we chose a poor spot for it when we put it up last year, but maybe someone will find it and use it this year.
oh worm is it #BirdFriday or something? i haven't been posting about it much i guess, but we sure have 'em. the hooded warbler in the woods across the street is back, there appear to be mockingbirds nesting in a tree across the street, and there's a pair of chickadees in our little birdhouse again.
and wednesday on my run i got a good close look at a brown thrasher in a kind of unexpected spot. couldn't take a picture because i still mostly run along a busy road 😬
🦀 Zoologische Ergebnisse einer reise in Niederländisch Ost-Indien.
Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1890-1907.
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