2010-07-02

00:21 <jtbandes> ZOMG diaspora is coming to PDX, thanks for making me notice that donpdonp
00:23 <jtbandes> Oh, is that a closed event? fail
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02:43 <@jtbandes> Got a bit of @geoloqi work in before bed...
08:02 <@geoloqi> Great discussion last night on the #geoloqi IRC channel.
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09:13 <donpdonp> diaspora is coming to pdx?
09:23 <donpdonp> thx
09:25 <donpdonp> where is that huge whale to eat up the fail whales
09:25 <donpdonp> he'd have a feast now
09:36 <donpdonp> whats jtbandes's first and last name
09:37 <donpdonp> aaronpk: are you interested in attending the conf?
09:37 <aaronpk> yea
09:40 <donpdonp> aaronpk: k. new addition at the bottom of the invite list :)
09:41 <donpdonp> i'll leave it for someone official to switch the N to a Y
09:43 <aaronpk> hey cool good idea
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10:30 <Schuyler> is there a plan for the long term sustainability of geoloqi? I ask purely out of curiosity
10:31 <Schuyler> what is the "business model", as it were? Pure commons-based, or is there a commercial or non-profit goal/intention?
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11:27 <aaronpk> Schuyler: we're going to figure that out soon, but right now we're focusing on development
11:39 <Schuyler> I'm interested in the possibilities
11:39 <Schuyler> also, what is the codebase behind Loqi?
11:39 <Loqi> buttwipe
11:39 <aaronpk> hey loqi, be nice
11:39 <Schuyler> chatterbots are a major long-term side interest of mine
11:39 <aaronpk> aaronpk smacks loqi
11:39 <Schuyler> probably THE major side interest
11:39 <aaronpk> hehe, mine too, as you can tell
11:40 <Schuyler> :-)
11:40 <aaronpk> Loqi is mostly PHP
11:40 <Schuyler> clearly I need to put my thoughts on this down on paper
11:40 <Schuyler> I've been threatening myself with doing so for about a year now
11:40 <Schuyler> would value yours and Amber's feedback, I think
11:41 <Schuyler> are there any NLP wits? or is it all smart regexes?
11:41 <Schuyler> are you working from any theoretical disposition, or is it more ramblingly patched together?
11:42 <Schuyler> how old is the codebase, how large, what are your motivations, etc.? I have a million questions
11:42 <aaronpk> mostly regexes. I started trying some NLP stuff but didn't get very far
11:42 <Schuyler> #bots on irc.perl.org has basically died from its peak about eight or so years ago
11:42 <aaronpk> a collection of which have been built up over 2-3 years
11:42 <Schuyler> I still lurk there, but there's not a lot of energy in that group
11:43 <Schuyler> also, I gave up on Perl :-)
11:43 <aaronpk> thank goodness
11:43 <Schuyler> says the man who's writing bots in PHP :-P
11:43 <Loqi> Loqi grabs Schuyler's tongue
11:43 <Schuyler> Schuyler pokes Loqi
11:43 <aaronpk> aaronpk gives Loqi a cookie
11:43 <Loqi> Loqi grabs the cookie
11:45 <Schuyler> I studied linguistics in university
11:45 <Schuyler> but I have harbored a Pygmalion impulse basically my entire life.
11:45 <aaronpk> oo, me too a tiny bit
11:45 <Schuyler> probably the result of being both a computer and a language geek *and* an only child
11:46 <aaronpk> some gems from the irc bot from a couple years ago: http://nerdle.tumblr.com
11:46 <Schuyler> as of yesterday I contemplated giving voice to my new beanbag couch, which has grown seemingly organically and with monstrous personality
11:47 <Schuyler> it continues to grow.
11:47 <aaronpk> nice!
11:47 <Schuyler> that's lovely
11:48 <Schuyler> yes, the couch is like a koi, it has expanded to fill our living room
11:48 <Schuyler> somewhat threateningly
11:48 <Schuyler> I think it may have been a little hypomanic of me to order the 8' model
11:49 <aaronpk> lol. well clearly making it talk will justify the size
11:49 <Schuyler> was one of my earlier experiments
11:50 <Schuyler> must document the impulse, I have what feels like a graduate thesis in cyborg anthropology waiting
11:50 <Schuyler> which is why I'm here, actually, not for the geo
11:51 <Schuyler> although geoloqi is totally headed where anselm and I inter alia fantasized years ago but lacked the technology resources then to build
11:51 <Schuyler> so I am excited to see it unfold and take direction.
11:52 <Schuyler> that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
11:55 <aaronpk> lol, nice
12:28 <Schuyler> does Loqi have any kind of online training, thinking similar to infobot?
12:28 <Loqi> buttwipe
12:29 <Schuyler> Schuyler gives Loqi a levorotatory smoke shifter
12:29 <Loqi> Loqi cuts the levorotatory smoke shifter
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16:22 <aaronpk> loqi, should I have a coffee or a beer?
16:22 <Loqi> Loqi :)
16:22 <aaronpk> both?
16:27 <aaronpk> let's try that again
16:28 <aaronpk> loqi: should i have a coffee or a beer?
16:28 <Loqi> you should have a coffee
16:28 <aaronpk> sweet, thanks loqi
16:28 <Loqi> you're welcome
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