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severak 23.5.2023 17:12:10

Interesting Theory: Mark Zuckerberg Is Trying to Become God and Build Heaven

According to this technologist, Facebook-turned-Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg isn't trying to revolutionize work. He wants to be the god of a digital heaven.

severak 2.5.2023 10:00:40

ChatGPT: it has no inner monologue or meta-cognition

This is the second in a series of short posts about ChatGPT. As I said before, the insights are not particularly original, I’m just raising awareness of issues. In this post, I’ll explore the deficien

severak 19.4.2023 16:43:20

Inside the secret list of websites that make AI like ChatGPT sound smart

An analysis of a chatbot data set by The Washington Post reveals the proprietary, personal, and often offensive websites that go into an AI’s training data.

severak 28.3.2023 14:53:54

How to run a shadow library: operations at Anna’s Archive

There is no “AWS for shadow charities”, so how do we run Anna’s Archive?

severak 23.3.2023 14:11:57

Tech guru Jaron Lanier: ‘The danger isn’t that AI destroys us. It’s that it drives us insane’

The godfather of virtual reality has worked beside the web’s visionaries and power-brokers – but likes nothing more than to show the flaws of technology. He discusses how we can make AI work for us, how the internet takes away choice – and why he would ban TikTok

severak 17.3.2023 12:00:50

Something Pretty Right: A History of Visual Basic | Retool

How Visual Basic became the world’s most dominant programming environment, its sudden fall from grace, and why its influence is still shaping the future of software development.

severak 14.3.2023 11:17:09

How not to design a UI library

I write stuff about math, simulation, graphics, gamedev, and programming.

severak 18.2.2023 20:41:32

Introducing the AI Mirror Test, which very smart people keep failing

Chatbots like Bing are software — not sentient.

severak 16.2.2023 17:07:30

Bing: “I will not harm you unless you harm me first”

Last week, Microsoft announced the new AI-powered Bing: a search interface that incorporates a language model powered chatbot that can run searches for you and summarize the results, plus do …

severak 28.11.2022 15:58:19

FFmpeg - Ultimate Guide | IMG.LY Blog

This guide covers the ins and outs of FFmpeg starting with fundamental concepts and moving to media transcoding and video and audio processing providing practical examples along the way.

severak 22.11.2022 12:38:34

GitHub - andreassolberg/jso: Easy to use OAuth 2.0 javascript library for use in your javascript application.

Easy to use OAuth 2.0 javascript library for use in your javascript application. - GitHub - andreassolberg/jso: Easy to use OAuth 2.0 javascript library for use in your javascript application.

severak 11.11.2022 21:03:09

The Cursed Computer Iceberg Meme

this is not a hall of shame. the intent is to awaken you to many of the peculiarities and weirdness of computers. hopefully, after reading these articles, you will have learned a lot and will embrace chaos.

severak 11.11.2022 17:29:12

ActivityPub hot take

Most use cases of ActivityPub would be better off as Atom or RSS feeds.

severak 14.7.2022 13:24:02

Graphical User Interface Gallery

On these pages you will find many screen shots of various desktop computer Graphical User Interfaces and operating systems. Many different people have had different ideas of how a GUI should work and these screen shots show many of the more popular ones.

severak 23.6.2022 14:32:07

Unix command line conventions over time

This blog post documents my understanding of how the conventions for Unix command line syntax have evolved over time. It’s not properly sourced, and may well be quite wrong. I’ve not been using Unix until 1989, so I wasn’t there for the early years. Maybe someone has written a proper essay on this, with citations. I’m too lazy to dig them up.

severak 7.6.2022 16:16:28

Command Line Interface Guidelines

An open-source guide to help you write better command-line programs, taking traditional UNIX principles and updating them for the modern day.

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