Jay Scott

My personal website. I expect it’s bigger than you expect it is.

“In so much of science we're forced to tell kids about how things would work, assuming they were spherical and in a vacuum; but the Moon and planets are spherical and in a vacuum.”
— Emily Lakdawalla (old quotes)

My name is common; if you need to disambiguate, use Jay J.P. Scott.

self portrait, January 2000 ME

my big stuff

The Daily Whale Serious satire for thinking beings, made fresh daily. 13 June 2024: nonstabilizerness

Poems My collected poems. Latest: The Age is Hilarious, added 11 February 2024.

Revolutionary Girl Utena analysis As I try to figure out the dense, complex, original, disturbing, and classic 1997 anime. Last new article 9 June 2024

Starcraft Brood War AI blog BWAPI bots playing a game in which humans remain far superior. Recent posts are few. My own bot is Steamhammer, which plays zerg.

my little stuff

Planet Wars 2010 and followup My entry in the 2010 game AI contest, with post mortem and newer bots I wrote afterward.

Machine Learning in Games A resource for artificial intelligence researchers and game programmers. Long out of date, but of historical interest.

Albuquerque on Earth A science fiction book in progress. Last update 23 April 2016

Authorial Intent A poetry-writing program unlike any other.

Ouxu A fun artificial language of my design.

Lojban A sophisticated artificial language (designed by many).

infrared photographs Five IR photos. Maybe someday I’ll get around to showing off my ordinary pictures too.

SWAPA Extracts SWAPA is a place I write stuff. Here are many pages of stuff I’ve written on random topics. Last update August 2021

Markybot Will extraterrestrial life be proved to exist? Nobody knows, but the Foresight Exchange “idea futures” market has some insight. I wrote Markybot, an autonomous FX trading robot, which competes against human traders for profits. Its trading model is out of date, and lately it has been slowly losing money.

silly terms of service Terms of service agreements are often silly. I’ve collected a few examples.

Jay Scott <jay@satirist.org>
Terms of Service
this page last updated 19 June 2023