gokigen

texts, systems, experiences

It finally happened about a week ago now. I’ve clinged on to my backpack (stuffed with clothes to cover my body, meaningless papers to cover my ‘identity’, books and devices to fulfill my hunger for information) until fuel-burning monster birds finally carried me off where I intended to end up. Now I’m victoriously lying on the floor of a six-mat-sized room trying to blend in with it — I meant my current environment. The “Moon city” I’ve read about as a child. And I feel like one.

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How do I do? Last week until I'm leaving my a home-area (aka spawn location) for good half-a-year-or-more. Today I've run some kilometers just to grab free headphones on a giveaway from a generous stranger and to sell some books to another generous strangers. Also, my medical treatment is coming to an end – so now I officially survive and live as a creature more healthy than I was before. Biologically speaking, of course – still that may do as an achievement, unless I do anything more productive this month. But I hope I do!

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As I'm spending my last days in the capital visiting relatives, doing laundry selling things and from tomorrow finally trying to get cured, life's quite balanced and carefree. Current occupation: reading Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five and humming songs without lyrics. My activities are limited by insomnia and skin issues, yet that is no reason not to share potentially good information.

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Not so much happening right now — I’ve got back into the ‘reader’ state of being so in my mind there are books, movies, poems and sweet chaos.

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While the name sounds like something from the era of Modern and work unions, this project of Mozilla is really something I’d imagined when thinking about languages and computers. Basically this is an ever-growing set of CC0-licensed texts and recordings of the human voices in many of the earth’s languages — also targeting to cover the existing middle-aged male (english) speech recognition bias with a more balanced approach in algorithm.

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I’ve gotten a nice plastic macbook and reviving it refreshed my emotions towards software and (including but not limited to) apple’s decisions on how to distribute it.

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Preface: Not that long ago I received a couple of textbooks and learning materials as a RAR archive with black-and-white TIFF and decided I surely could do better.

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