Yours truly in a yellow jacket on Cypress mountain

Hey, I’m Dima.

  • I’m currently working on my master’s degree in Language¬†Technology at the University of Helsinki.

  • I’m studying remotely from home in Vancouver, Canada, and am looking for part-time software work.

  • My area of interest in NLP is BERTology, specifically probing BERT for its knowledge of troponomy.

  • I also like writing fast programs in languages like Go and Rust, along with static HTML webapps.

  • My only claim to fame is deepfriedmemes.com, but I’ve written other neat programs as well.

  • And got listed on a US patent along the way.

  • …check out my cozy post-rock music too.

Pages

Handy Linux One-Liners

Some shell one-liners I find useful on Solus

IPA vowel practice

Small webapp to get an ear for IPA vowels

Projects

Deep Fried Memes

Webapp to “deep-fry” memes with JPEG compression and filters.

demotif

AI-powered demotivator generator.

discord-notify

Companion daemon for Ripcord (shareware Discord client) for better notifications.

IsOn

Hybrid Icelandic + Old Norse morphological analyzer.

Kindlewick

Tool for generating Kindle dictionaries from Wiktionary definitions.

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Thoughts

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RSS seems so out of place in the modern web.

  • No ads, no algorithms deciding content for you - you subscribe to what you want.
  • No brain-numbing infinitely scrolling views - you get a measured portion.
  • Largely decentralized, no habit tracking.

Maybe it’s time to implement that on here, in solidarity if nothing else.

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Revolving doors stress me out.

There’s a very narrow window to hop in and out of them, and it feels like if I miss that window, I’ll be turned into a fine pink mist. The non-drafty aspect is nice of course, but aren’t airlocks cooler?

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How do you measure the deadness of a subreddit? By the median age of its top posts.

Check it out: codepen

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We need really notation to indicate cognates inline with text. Originally I thought of “<>”, to mirror the way etymologies are written (world < *weraldiz) but my friend Henkka proposed “::”. That looks nicer, and reminds me namespacing in Rust and C++.

The Swedish word hjul (:: wheel) sounds like jul (:: yule).