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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)

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

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

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

- 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.

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:


Well this is all kinds of awesomerrifying: GPT3 as natural language interface to the Unix shell:

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.

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

Ook zo een prachtig liedje.

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The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make 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.