“Captioning All My YouTube Videos with AI,” n.d. https://thesquareplanet.com/blog/ai-captioning/
“Let’s Make the Indie Web Easier,” n.d. https://gilest.org/indie-easy.html
I fully agree. We need something better than Hugo or WordPress. Something that allows you to get the website in.zip and upload it to an FTP server.
We should open the web to everyone, not just developers.
“What Is Nightshade? Why Does It Work, and Limitations,” n.d. https://nightshade.cs.uchicago.edu/whatis.html
Basically, artists put their image through this application, and the result is the same image for the human eye but another image for AI during training. I really like such offensive ways, especially that copyright opt-outs are not taken seriously by the industry.
We should all make a repository of such images, host it somewhere, and mark it as SOTA so companies that benefit from free artist work can make AIs that cannot generate anything.
“Data Model Debt Is Forever,” n.d. https://emmanuelgenard.com/software-design/2024/01/19/data-model-debt-is-forever/
agree that design is super important, but personally, I don’t believe that you can predict everything, and it’s worth knowing the software cons from the beginning. This way, you don’t make future promises that cannot be fulfilled.
I also like how the author compared bad design failover as an issue that is spread over time. You don’t have to worry about it immediately. It’s the same with good software design. Usually, you don’t benefit from it immediately. Especially since it takes time to write good software.
“You (Might) Only Need a Microcontroller (and a Server) for Computer Science,” n.d. https://snats.xyz/pages/articles/all_you_need_is_a_microcontroller.html
This whole project reminds me of stuff I did with ESP8266 during my university years. HTTP servers, modem simulators with bash, and AT commands Good old times. All these sleepless nights \textless3
“Darvinism vs Creationism: a Debate on Truth & Evolution with Wendy Wright,” n.d. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6T2WMz0UtwzdFe1KT5B6xW?si=uc0FepHPS6OydfodvRFsag
“Component-Level Art Direction with CSS Container Queries,” n.d. https://www.sarasoueidan.com/blog/component-level-art-direction-with-container-queries-and-picture/
Currently, it’s not possible. Picture tags can change images to different ratios when viewport width changes, but not the width of the container the image is in. Now there is a proposal that should allow that.
What is also interesting is that you can change the image to a different one when the resolution changes, but the alt text stays the same.
“Google Search Really Has Gotten Worse, Researchers Find,” n.d. https://www.404media.co/google-search-really-has-gotten-worse-researchers-find/
“Commitlint,” n.d. https://commitlint.js.org/#/
“Rust and C Filesystem APIs,” n.d. https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/958072/b08250c903a1097b/
It was an interesting read, even though I did not fully understand why there is a need for file structure to be passed.
What is super interesting, though, is how the Linux kernel community reacts to ideas that do not comply with backward compatibility. Here, the person arguing said, "Then we shouldn’t merge any of this or even send it out for review again until there is at least one non-toy filesystems implemented.". Spicy right? I love how Linux kernel developers care about the quality of their code and not about others feelings.
In the end, Rust developers implemented other APIs, and it looks like everything was agreed to be merged.
This is a really interesting story to read if you would like to commit Rust to the Linux ker
“High-Speed 10Gbps Full-Mesh Network Based on USB4 for Just $47.98,” n.d. https://fangpenlin.com/posts/2024/01/14/high-speed-usb4-mesh-network/
The author compares different solutions, starting from cheap rack servers to mini PCs. Next, he suggests using different ways to connect nodes and ends up setting it up with USB4 and NixOS.
It was a really interesting read. I liked how the author was really hyped over the whole project
“Pro Tip: Skies Are a Source of Light,” n.d. http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2024/01/pro-tip-skies-are-source-of-light.html?m=1
“An Atheist Scientist & A Religious Scientist Discuss Evolution,” n.d. https://open.spotify.com/episode/607U8Hb4b5RIF4f7GvhOqx?si=JvtvlsEgQz-z6Vzt16vPIA
The whole talk is really interesting, but also quite shallow. It shows that Father George does not really understand that he cannot pick only good things from his religion and reject everything else that does not fit his beliefs.
So, for example, he says that the Catholic Church is divided and there are many opinions in it. Some of those opinions do not follow the words of the Pope or Bible.
This is simply wrong. If you don’t accept the Pope’s words as the only source of truth, you are not a Catholic believer. I know that it’s hard to accept. I learned about it like 4 years ago, but it is like that. Other religions have special ways to deal with people who add or change words in holy books.
“Review of ‘The Elements of Typographic Style’ by Robert Bringhurst,” n.d. http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2024/01/review-of-elements-of-typographic-style.html?m=1
I really liked the comparison of right typography usage to poetry. "Typographic design should contain qualities of rhythm and proportion, resembling music or poetry."
“Lessons Learned. You Learn a Lot during Thirty Years.,” n.d. http://theprogrammersparadox.blogspot.com/2024/01/lessons-learned.html?m=1
There is one thing about which I disagree a bit. It’s about splitting components into different repositories. The author suggests that clear dependencies of the system should be in the same repository, and I personally think everything that can be identified as a standalone entity, like the UI library and APIs, should be in different repositories. This way, it’s harder to couple up dependencies.