I spent a very long time incorrectly thinking that obsolete abstractions were tech debt.
This week I finally finished working my way through this book. The very short summary is that its good, if you're new to Rust or want to dive a little deeper into it, check it out. https://www.zero2prod.com/index.html A few more thoughts: * Working with Rust is
I've spent the last two weeks in Japan. Mostly in big cities like Tokyo. In being here there's something that stands out in stark contrast to my every day experience living in a small to mid sized city in Australia (Brisbane). While no place is perfect I have come to
Somebody lied on the internet. Happens every day. Yet, for some reason there’s a great temptation to engage. A temptation to step in and correct the lie. I’d say this is equally as true when the lie is obvious. I see this most on Twitter but it happens
Major tech companies like Google, Meta and OpenAI have spent a large part of this year releasing what they call new foundation models. The world seems to be in a race to be the go to model to build new models and products. Despite all of the hype (or perhaps
Author: A. C. Grayling Format: Audible Category: Science - General I am currently looking to move house and in preparation I've been trying to read books that have been on my shelf too long. These are books I have been meaning to get to for years. Often gifts or books
Format: Audible 32 Hours Author: Christopher Paolini Genre: Science Fiction Christopher Paolini, famous for the Eragon series, has taken a step into science fiction with the novel To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. The story follows a story of humanity expanding beyond the bounds of earth and coming face
This week has been all about AI sentience. This begs some deeper posts but I will touch on the high-level ideas here. It all started when a Google employee made a call that LaMDA was sentient. LaMDA is an AI that creates chatbots. After several conversations, the employee felt the
From The Web This week, there was an interesting look at how DALLE-2 handles internal representation. This thread from Giannis Daras looked at what he called DALLE-2's secret language. DALLE-2 has a secret language. "Apoploe vesrreaitais" means birds. "Contarra ccetnxniams luryca tanniounons" means bugs or pests. The prompt: "Apoploe vesrreaitais
In one way or another, I have been writing code for the last two decades. If I am being honest with you, dear reader, I can't pinpoint the exact time I wrote my first software, but it is close enough to twenty years to take some poetic license with this.