He-Man HEYEAYEA: A Meme in 4 Acts

This is my favorite meme by far. Act 1 (1993): Linda Perry sings “What’s Up” Act 2 (2005): Slackcircus’ passionate cover of “What’s Up” featuring He-Man and Friends Act 3 (2012): Vostroyan loops He-Man HEYEAYEA for 10 hours Act 4 (2013): Sarah gets a He-Man Heyyeyaaeyaappy Birthday cake The End. Advertisements

The Starcraft AI Contest

I don’t usually post non-original work, but this was too good not to share.  A group from Berkeley won the Starcraft AI contest by building a truly formidable computer player – one with some absurd tactics.  Here’s my favorite video from their post: Sparky the Wonder-Drone (the lone purple drone played by Berkeley’s ‘Overmind’ AI)…

Chatbot: Scholar Edition

Ok here’s one that could probably be built in Python in less than a day, especially by recycling some code from my man Hamilton Ulmer’s hilarious rhymeless poem generator.  Here’s the idea for the chatbot: I create a list of GChat friends to ‘prank chat’. When one of those friends updates his status message (to something…