Four short links: 27 November 2018

Four short links: 27 November 2018

Open Source, Interactive Fiction, Evolving Images, and Closed
Worlds


  1. Open Source is Not About You
    (Rich Hickey) — As a user of
    something open source, you are not thereby entitled to anything at
    all. You are not entitled to contribute. You are not entitled to
    features. You are not entitled to the attention of others. You are
    not entitled to having value attached to your complaints. You are
    not entitled to this explanation.
    Tough love talk. See also

    this statement
    by the author of the event-stream NPM module,
    who passed maintenance onto someone who added malware to it. If
    it’s not fun anymore, you get literally nothing from maintaining a
    popular package.
  2. Ganbreeder — explore
    images created by generative adversarial networks.
  3. 2018 IFComp Winners
    — interactive fiction is nextgen chatbot tech. Worth keeping up
    with to see how they stretch parsers and defy expectations of the
    genre.

  4. The Architecture of Closed Worlds
    (We Make Money Not Art) —
    One of the most striking lessons of the book is that it is
    extremely difficult to create a miniaturized world without
    inheriting some of the problems of the surrounding world. No matter
    how much control was exerted on the synthetic habitats, no matter
    how ambitious the vision, the breadth of engineering and human
    ingeniosity, the results were marred by surprisingly mundane
    obstacles: gerbils outsmarting the machine, bacteria loss,
    fingernails and skin infiltrating collectors, or simply the
    difficulty of implementing behavioural changes.
    The physical
    version of online social networks that are shocked to discover
    their userbase includes pedophiles, racists, stalkers, murderers,
    nutters, and malicious folks.

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