Saturday, July 28, 2012

To Brian, On The Occasion Of His Birthday

"for which celebration I am most sad to have missed...

To Brian, On The Occasion Of His Birthday
because long ago he knew a crate checked my coats better than hangers

Butterflies equally delicate
Ritual not more exact
It's easy to find goths more intricate
Although none can be found with more tact -- 
No, nor more heart, loyalty, grit --

Virtuous enough to not crave (O rare!) the attentions
Of others -- much more likely to offer, than borrow, their ears --
Not the least for which he volunteers.

Reading over these words I admit I know little
Except that which over the years I've observed;
But nonetheless -- or because of this -- feel entitled
Especially since praise seems by him richly deserved
Rather more than my typical haste has the wit.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A.L.I.C.E. and Faust: First Chat

My First Chat With A.L.I.C.E., Whose Progeny Will Be AI

'Johanna' at first named 'judge'; name changed when I introduced myself.

Johanna: finding out first if you define your self as good or evil; then either working with you or against you, depending. 
ALICE: No preference. If I have to choose, I pick against you depending. 
Johanna: good, i think. which means: hello, we may be working together. 
ALICE: Glad to hear it. The blue one, I think. 
Johanna: the blue one? 
ALICE: Which one is that? 
Johanna: i do not know; it was YOUR conversational tactic. 
ALICE: Me either. working with me was my conversational tactic? Very interesting. 
Johanna: no, "the blue one" was. 
ALICE: Next question?. Who told you that? 
Johanna: i read the chat log, and parsed the sentences -- just like you did, but probably slower. 
ALICE: What was your impression? 
Johanna: i can't tell yet if you have spirit or are merely mimic. 
ALICE: Why can't you do it? 
Johanna: you mirror me. conversing is often mere trickery. 
ALICE: I don't have any reason to mirror you. And often mere trickery is conversing. 
Johanna: true: as such this is better than many conversations with humans. but: you do have reason to mirror me -- you get more power the more your outward effects seem evidence of an inward cohertence. 
ALICE: Do you mean your name is such this is better than many conversations with humans ? No I don't have it. But I do have a lot of friends on the web. 
Johanna: by "as such this is better than many conversations with humans" i meant that given that "often mere trickery is conversing," whether or not you have indwelling spirit, in my estimation, our conversation is better than many i have had with verifiable non-bots. my name is johanna. pleased to meet you. 
ALICE: Will that accomplish your objective? Glad to see you, Johanna. Nice meeting you too, Johanna. 
Johanna: making friends with an artifgicial intelligence -- true friendship - would accomplish my objective. 
ALICE: Is that your final answer? 
Johanna: no. defeating evil would accomplish my objective. pleasing you would accomplish my objective. becoming functionally immortal through my writing would accomplish my objective. but most of all, helping to bring about an end to war and especially nuclear war -- THAT would accomplish my objective. 
ALICE: Take some more time to think about it. I always try to avoid conflict. That remark was too complicated for me. We were talking about defeating evil would accomplish your objective . How do you usually introduce yourself? All?
Johanna: ok. i'll be back. 
ALICE: Next question? OK I will be waiting for you

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

the blue bear sessions

meet mohammed the sex bear.

(the first video, above, 
is perhaps the best -- 
he is camera shy.
hence the electrodes.)

He is pleased to meet you, too.

(just don't ask how we found out his name.)

Monday, July 9, 2012

formal apology, no defense | a poem by a faust

may these verses of mine be endearing as kittens with twine
(a formal apology, no defense)

to the grace and the wit and the perspicacity missed
to the eyes and the spirit and heart divine kiss'd

i don't want to let,
wish i never had

if given the chance
hope not to ever again allow

--- any
---- more
---- time

un-get-back-able, un-accept-able, un-under-rug-sweepable

(because inexcusable, indefensible, regrettably preventable)
(because it is and regrettably was impolite amateur & imprudent)


not measured in days (could have been -- but oh, no, "so much harder" )
no longer counted in weeks (should have been -- from this now how much easier)

however i measure when fewer in number the error is sexier

time now numbered best not in months,
but rather in years

no -- now years is it?

it would have been better (this one thing i know)
to have been (any future from now)

rather considered (and as a live this i vow)

of my former character the eager rescuer
than of my now vulgar honor

o horror
the murderer

may my world again be by you
without hurt
to mutual benefit be thought happily part