Mechanical Turk and the ENIAC Girls

Amazon’s ‘Humans as a Service’ model in Mechanical Turk represents a return to the origins of computing (as described by Light), rather than an innovative new form of labor.

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Cook-A-Cookie, 2 Years Later

Today, Facebook reminded me of a post I made 2 years ago:

For our EXP 0024 class, Melissa, Alex and I coded an AWESOME WEBSITE WEHRE[sic] YOU TAKE A SURVEY ABOUT WHAT KIND OF COOKIE YOU LIKE AND THEN GET A CUSTOM RECIPE TO BAKE!
CHECK IT OUT!!!
#cookacookie!!!
Disclaimer: it looks like a 4th grader made it… #aesthetic

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Tuples All the Way Down

I am making progress on my astro chart python program. It turns out, my whole issue in my last blog post, involving the line breaks, is completely moot! Here is what my solution looks like now:

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Breaking Bad

I am in the process of making a little python program that can be used to grab an astrological birth chart. It does not actually create the birth chart– my friend built an Android app for making birth charts, and he said the geometry sucked. My end goal for this is to write an Alexa skill that allows a user to say “Alexa, what’s my rising sign?” and Alexa says, “Jimmy, you are a rising Libra. May God help you.” for Amazon’s little university free Echo promo thing– so I don’t really feel like dealing with geometry right now. I want something a little quicker.

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