Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Link Roundup

As I continue working on our content validation study, I have a bunch of links open that I'll read as a reward for finishing my next big task:
  • So good it really is illegal: Apparently Samuel Adams released a beer that costs $199 and is 28% ABV, making it illegal in 12 states. The beer, called Utopias (hmmm, wonder why?), is a mixture of various batches, some of which have been aged 24 years. The aging process is done in a variety of wooden barrels, including barrels for Bourbon, White Carcavelos, Ruby Port, Aquavit, and Moscat. The recommended serving size is 1 ounce.
  • Janelle Shane over at AIWeirdness (who gave us neural network paint names) is celebrating NaNoWriMo by using a neural network to generate some first lines for a potential novel. The results ranged from bizarre nonsense to strange poetry. Also, she's asking readers to share first lines, including their own first lines from novels they've written/are writing. Contribute using this form. I hit a bit of a wall in my own novel, and barely wrote this weekend. So on my train ride this morning, I started working on the outline I said I wasn't going to make. While I'd love to follow Stephen King's writing advice exactly, I'm just too much of a plantser.
  • Today's Google Doodle honors Pad Thai. And now I'm craving noodles.

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