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matthewconroy

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I'm a mathematics teaching professor in Seattle. I taught discrete modeling for a bunch of years, but I'm back teaching calculus currently. I spend a lot of time making sound and visual art, often algorithmically.

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matthewconroy, (edited ) to ilaughed
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I just released a new video piece. I called it INK because there's a lot of ink in the video and "Ink" looks so small. Sounds composed with Csound using a python script I wrote to analyze the individual frames of the video. I hope you like it!
https://vimeo.com/932750036

#video #art #csound #ink #visualArt #soundArt #shortFilm

phonner, to ukteachers
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Texas will use AI to grade free response questions on standardized exams for reading, writing, science, and social studies this year.

"For $50, students and their parents can request a rescore if they think the computer .. got it wrong."

https://www.texastribune.org/2024/04/09/staar-artificial-intelligence-computer-grading-texas/

matthewconroy,
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@phonner This is disgusting.

matthewconroy, (edited ) to random
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Another ride to the Seattle waterfront. What big boats they have there! Plus, pilings!
#cycling #bike #SEAbikes #Seattle

matthewconroy, to random
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For decades, I've experienced pain in my teeth after warming up inside after being out in the cold for a while (e.g., 30 minute walk). (The "cold" doesn't even have to be very cold: low 50s F can do it to me.) The pain can be pretty severe, and last for hours. I've mentioned it to numerous dentists, but none have had anything helpful to say. Today, I finally found a paper describing the phenomenon. It's nice to know people know it's a thing, at least. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5736355/ #teeth #pain #dentistry

matthewconroy,
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@alisynthesis My current dentist is fantastic; I've not had a chance to discuss this phenomenon with them. Cheers!

average_ebiker, to cycling
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It's been 18 months since I got an e-bike and I just recently purchased my first "acoustic bike" - a 1986 Shogun road bike from a neighbor on Craigslist!

I had a great time doing the lake Washington loop yesterday but I totally wasn't expecting the 520 bridge to be closed...

Ended up having to extend my ride to i90 - it was the longest bike ride of my life!

Feeling very accomplished with myself but mostly just sore beyond belief

#SEABikes #BikeTooter #Seattle

My road bike against the "Leaving Seattle" sign on the burke gillman trail
My bike at the intersection of 5th ave and S King street in the CID
My road bike on the Elliot bay trail with the Puget sound in yje background

matthewconroy,
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@average_ebiker Ha! I did the same thing yesterday! That's awesome that it was your longest ride ever: congratulations!

matthewconroy, (edited ) to transit
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Another weekend ride around part of Lake Washington. This time, I was surprised to find the 520 bridge closed to bikes, so I had to extend the ride about 50%, making it the longest ride I've done in a while. Strava says I burned 1338 calories! (The picture looks very similar to the one I took last weekend, but if you look closely you'll see the cormorants are all facing the opposite direction.) #bike #cycling #seattle #SEAbikes

matthewconroy, to random
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thorn, to random
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test test 1 2 3 who can see this?

matthewconroy,
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@thorn I see it. Hello!

glassdelusion, to portland
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Saturday April 13, 2024, fam: Maybe the dumbest thing ever: We loop the Ladd Circle 500 times. It's the Ladd 500! Do it backwards, do it blindfold, just remember how dumb this is and go with it.
https://www.shift2bikes.org/pages/ladds-500/

matthewconroy,
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@glassdelusion This sounds great!

listenfaster, to random
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Sometimes the creativity drives me to overthink in the wee hours. Big insomnia night last night! https://www.listenfaster.com/main/93/

matthewconroy,
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@listenfaster Where are you moving to?

matthewconroy,
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@listenfaster I'm glad you liked the book. Yes, most people I show it to end up saying something about coloring books; I hope your niece has a good time with it. I hope your move goes well!

Timteachesmath, to random
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matthewconroy,
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@Timteachesmath Very nice!

matthewconroy, (edited ) to random
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Me:This is one of my favorite spots to stop on rides. Today this was about half way around the loop of the north end of Lake Washington.
Cormorants: On the other side of that sign, it doesn't say nothin' !

davidsuculum, to random
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I watched a movie of the Marx Bros tonight. Besides the humour, Chico and Harpo were masters playing the piano and the harp, respectively.

matthewconroy,
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@davidsuculum For sure, Chico's playing is usually my favorite part of their movies.

Stratski, to random Dutch
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Pic of the day: my dad, about 77 years ago.

matthewconroy,
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@Stratski Great picture!

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matthewconroy,
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@voiceofunreason I expected it to put the drink down on that nice green ring. Nice hashtag!

cour13r5, to random
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at the end of our session today, my therapist said she felt so pumped that she needed to go for a run. pretty sure i get an A+ in therapy for the day.

matthewconroy,
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@cour13r5 Sounds like she should pay you...

ben, to random
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Cars are for cucks

matthewconroy,
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@ben And how are you today?

ben, to random
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Siri. Where's my wife? Where's my car? Siri! SIIIRIIIIIIIII

matthewconroy,
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@ben You have a car???

DuchessOfSnork, to random
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Tonight I drove to the second nearest Ulta and bought a new blow dryer. This was a big win, considering how I've been doing the last few days.

Now I'm sitting in a restaurant and just got misgendered by the server as I was typing this. And now I want to crawl under a rock and die. Or murder people with a fork.

matthewconroy,
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@DuchessOfSnork I haven't had a McD apple pie in probably 35 years...I remember them being pretty tasty. I hope they helped you feel better. I'd not heard of the Loneliest Whale: thanks for mentioning it! Cheers!

trs, to random
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matthewconroy,
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@trs I feel a bit sick after reading about that massacred family.

ben, to random
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It is your God given right to drive drunk

matthewconroy,
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@ben Who else would give it?

18+ garland, to random
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Rainy afternoon platelet donation. The couch in the donor center was so warm and comfortable, I had a hard time staying awake!

matthewconroy,
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@garland Thank you for donating!

artemis, to random
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I think I may start reading (and and , et al) again, because I suspect I will really vibe with the themes of social alienation in a crushingly indifferent world.

is the most thematically appropriate stuff I can think of for this apocalypse.

matthewconroy,
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@artemis I started reading The Idiot again recently. Last time was 20+ years ago. It seems like a good choice so far. Cheers!

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