November 3rd, 2003

beartato phd

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omg i should like go to sleep lol

According to Naive Bayes, the following three are among the top 0.5% most toolish posts to livejournal out of a sample of about 700, where the positive training set consisted of posts containing at least one occurrence of "lol": tool tooler toolest

The words at the bottom of the pipe, those most predictive of "lol"ness looked like

...
 hafta     |  2.723534236713889076763
 soup      |  2.723534236713889076763
 response  |  2.946677788028098832530
 hah       |  3.128999344822053458740
 answered  |  3.128999344822053458740
 hoe       |  3.128999344822053458740
 liquid    |  3.128999344822053458740
 mei       |  3.128999344822053458740
 miserably |  3.128999344822053458740
 rusted    |  3.128999344822053458740
 upload    |  3.128999344822053458740
 wowthats  |  3.128999344822053458740
 lol       |  5.791587171847506190818
and the top looked like
   word    |            l             
-----------+--------------------------
 fucking   | -2.128496027205728089158
 blah      |  -2.10477950058841204704
 brought   | -2.096747328891147788000
 want      |  -2.08048680801936748141
 bit       | -2.012664211680606384059
 boy       | -1.920856662427483587542
 believe   | -1.730813059539618656126
 favorite  | -1.607199103572442002080
 list      | -1.553131882302166234278
 seems     | -1.553131882302166234278
 seen      | -1.553131882302166234278
 awesome   | -1.524961005335469912360
I am terribly amused that the word least correlated with "lol" was "fucking". You heard it here first, kids. It's a scientific fact you're less likely to get laid if you use silly AOL acronyms. I mean, look at all those digits! Can you argue with them? All at once? I thought not.
beartato phd

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Got some solid research writing done today, and made quota for NaNo.

I thought there was a horrible mismatch lurking in the definition of substitution extension, but upon closer inspection, it looks okay. I finished the hard case of soundness tonight. I'll try the other four or five tomorrow. They should be easy.

Up to 5292 words, 192 over my 1700/day goal, but tom7 and heather are still beating me. None of the three characters have met each other yet, and have engaged in a grand total of, like, two lines of dialogue, which occurred between character number three and some off-screen extras. Plenty of monologue, though, internal and external. Sooner or later I will have to make them collide. Maybe around the 10,000-word mark, I think. That gives me a few more days to set things up.

After KGB, cajoled rjmccall into doing some improv piano duet shit. Quite fun. There's something to be said for always straining to play rhythms as complicated as you can, or maybe even a bit beyond your abilities. I think it's much more fun and exciting to play in that way, as well as to play against someone with that style (which seemed to be yours, John, hope I'm not misrepresenting you) than a more conservative one.

During some other expermentation on the keyboard at home, discovered I really love the sound of a bVI-V transition in the ninth and tenth bars of the blues. Trying to work out some sort of sometimes-bIII-for-IV substitution to go along with it, but nothing good has come to me yet.