At the end of last year I wrote this little program that generates random images and posts them to Twitter, and then uses Twitter interactions as input to a genetic algorithm’s fitness function, recombining “fit” images for the next generation: https://github.com/bi1yeu/generation-p
There’s a lot to love about Clojure, but one of my favorite things is the speed of feedback that comes from repl-driven development.
‘But, how to decide what constitutes a “good” image to breed? Well, how about using Twitter retweets and favorites for scoring?’
This past December I had the same exact idea, and I also wrote my genetic algorithm twitter art bot in Clojure: https://github.com/bi1yeu/generation-p
Not tech related, but I donate $30/month to GiveDirectly. They give cash directly to the poorest people in the world.
I have been using spacemacs for a few years with a custom config that I’ve slowly built. I made a couple half-hearted attempts at switching to vanilla emacs, but each time I realized that I rely on a massive amount of spacemacs functionality that I’d need to recreate.
Similar project: https://laurenhallden.com/lonelyproject/
This is so fun, thanks for making it!