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Podokesaurus Holyokensis Is The State Dinosaur of Massachusetts

The governor of Massachusetts has officially signed a bill for declaring Podokesaurus holyokensis the official state dinosaur (if we want to be pedantic, one of the official state dinosaurs, the others being the black-capped chickadee and the wild turkey). This came about after state rep Jack Lewis started an online poll last year asking the […]

Automatically Choosing Desktop Wallpaper With Music, Revisited

In early 2017 I wrote a silly Python script called Wall of Sound that chose desktop wallpaper for you from Flickr which was based on the lyrics of the currently playing song. Why? Well, why not? Music has always inspired visual art[1], and while machines can’t really interpret art, perhaps a few algorithms can help […]