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I am a former artificial intelligence philosopher. As much as academia is for me a PhD was not. These days I am using my past experience in poetry and AI writing to create concrete poetry.

You can see all of my/the computer's work at -
The "quarterly reports" are PDFs of every concrete poem of mine posted online in the three months stated.

I post concrete poems on Masto (and birdsite) every Thursday using the hashtag in the fediverse.

I've promoted this instance EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. one of my pieces is published, in every single book I put out, every single journal I am printed in.

And I have to give it up, and maybe find somewhere else.

cybre no longer wants me to post my concrete poetry here.


cybre continues to 500 error my image uploads. I am about ready to jump

so if I upload multiple images and the last one doesn't load, I have to delete all of them and reload cybre in order to load the images. FUCK. I mean, seriously?

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if you text me at 6:30am it better be this

nirvana (specifically Kurt Cobain) 

Nirvana probably had a greater affect on me than any other band. But now, thirty years later, I can say that the greatest thing Kurt Cobain did (and is greater than 99.999% of what humanity has accomplished) is his expression change from his "friend of the guy who is threatening you" look after singing the line "Nature is a whore" to his "Hello I am happy to sell you a waterbed today" look after singing "bruises on the fruit" in the "In Bloom" video.

if cybre kaks out on a media upload I have to reload the page to upload media. I really, REALLY hate this.

there is this simultaneously weird and frustrating gap in the Inkscape documentation about Open SVG fonts.

I know they work, I am looking at them. but how to I manipulate them within the program? I'm not interested in fiddling with the xml

it is really strange that "chips" mean very different types of fried potatoes in American vs British English.

...yet "fish and chips" came into the american lexicon without a second thought.

Can someone tell me WTF is going on with Ralph Middlebrooks' trumpet? I have never, *ever* seen a trumpet like that before.

Music of the Now: Ohio Players, "Love Rollercoaster, Fire" (live at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY, 14 Dec 1975)

food store 

it was a fun surprise today when we found out the lady who runs our favorite panaderia is from the same place as my wife

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