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In the course of writing Pinafore, I am apparently going to re-implement every damn thing ever, because my standards are way too high and I have too much free time

2nd CFP: CIKM 2020 Workshop on Entity Retrieval and Learning (EYRE '20) sites.google.com/view/eyre20

"Hackers are abusing Google Analytics so that they can more covertly siphon stolen credit card data out of infected ecommerce sites..."

arstechnica.com/information-te

Good to read Sakai's reply to Fuhr’s Guidelines for Information Retrieval Evaluation:

sigir.org/wp-content/uploads/2

De personeelsdienst neemt ook wel eens personeel aan. Fokke & Sukke 2/2

Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar

Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong

Things we will do:
- Survive
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more

Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
- That

Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you

(Oops:
- I did it again)

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live -- John F Woods

New post: How to pay your rent with your open source project

Including Ghost, Discourse, Matrix, Gitlab and other great, sustainable open source products.

plausible.io/blog/open-source-

Of course, if you let people make security groups to specify what they want, you will always have a main switch that you do not tell anyone about to nullify that immediately. Four hours later...

Hey @ingo, can you enlighten us on the source of this beautiful diagram on the BIRDS site:
birds-ws.github.io/birds2020/a

:-)

Well this is all kinds of awesomerrifying: GPT3 as natural language interface to the Unix shell: vimeo.com/427943407/98fe5258a7

I've been previewing the new @OpenAI API, and honestly despite myself I was a bit nervous when I typed "go ahead and try it." It's that good.
aiweirdness.com/post/620645957

Clean Pete "Geweldig Bestaan" ("Wonderful World" hertaling).

Ook zo een prachtig liedje.

open.spotify.com/track/7ydSJhu

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The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.