sorry about that, i wasn’t making a strange face because of what you said on the team sync meeting, but because i’ve been watching my own camera the whole time, and at all times i am nothing but a horse discovering his own reflection --henry ✷
Covid is gone 😷, but I had to deal with a lot of sickness-related stuff last week, therefore not a lot happened except the usual work stuff. I updated my local Mastodon instance to version 4.1.1 and it went surprisingly smooth. Just like all the others I played around with GPT-4 and found it to be a bit better (more knowledge about details, working better as a world model).
For django-cast I tried to add htmx support but got stuck fixing bugs introduced by the week before last week's theme-switching feature - details are in the release notes for django-cast 0.2.9. Django-cast was also featured in last week's Django News newsletter 😎. This comes a little bit early but at least it's pushing me to create some proper installation documentation 😬.
- The EU's new Cyber Resilience Act is about to tell us how to code
- Docker is deleting Open Source organisations - what you need to know | I switched away from docker for my own projects in mid-2021 and never looked back, seems this bet is paying off now...
- Science and Technology links (March 11 2023)
- Weeklog for Week 10: March 06 to March 12 | Johannes
- Weeknotes March 12 - 19 | Bithive
- Week 11: GPT 4 & new Python tooling | Oliver
Mastodon / Twitter
- Having a single user (or in my case three-user) #mastodon instance has some annoyances, but a couple of clever hacks have really improved the experience. Quick thread | Howto follow hashtags if you are on a small instance like me - found it useful!
- English Nursery Rhyme (ca 1764) | Spot on
- descript - a new way to make video and podcasts | Hmm, editing using the transcript is a nice idea, but the audio enhancement is not good (compared to auphonic for example) maybe I look again in a year 🙂
- Learn How to Support Apple Devices | Lots of nice tutorials for the Apple ecosystem
- Riskante Zeiten – Sicherheit weiter denken (Sein und Streit) | Interesting
- Welche Einsichten verdanken Sie der Psychoanalyse? (Das philosophische Radio)
- Rick Rubin (Design Matters) | Great episode
- Yoshua Bengio: large language models, higher cognition, causality, working memory, responsible AI (The Robot Brains Podcast) | Fantastic episode! Is reducing the world to a few discrete parameters (like words in a sentence) a way of regularization? Maybe that's how the brain subsystems manage to avoid a combinatorial explosion while communicating. Reminds me of software: Splitting up the functionality in modules so that there's not a combinatorial explosion of code paths is the hard problem here, too (ok, this idea needs some more thought but I just wanted to get it out of my head...).
Out of Context Images
Couldn't go outside much due to covid. Sometimes I think some higher being put a sticker like that below (reading "please ignore the dog") on my back.