Working with Environment Variables (Tech Note)

Here’s a quick cheatsheet on setting and reading environment variables across common OS’s and languages.
Jan 5, 2023

Enchanted Rose 2.0 with Falling Petals

Revisiting the Enchanted Rose project four years later, this time with an open-source build based on Raspberry Pi.
Jan 1, 2023

Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Web Server with Its Own Wifi Network (Tech Note)

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer is great for building “Internet of Things” devices. This technical post describes the steps to get your Raspberry Pi to broadcast its own local network and bridge to an Ethernet network if available. There are other guides showing how to do this on the Internet, but they are often woefully out of date, leading people down real rabbit holes.
Dec 28, 2022

Sifting Through the FTX Rubble

The sudden collapse of the world’s second biggest cryptocurrency exchange in November 2022 shocked the crypto world and left more than a million creditors hanging, with the 50 biggest being owed a staggering $3.1 billion.
Dec 12, 2022

Engines of Wow, Part III: Opportunities and Pitfalls

This is the third in a three-part series introducing revolutionary changes in AI-generated art. In Part I: AI Art Comes of Age, we traced back through some of the winding path that brought us to this point. Part II: Deep Learning and The Diffusion Revolution, 2014-present, introduced three basic methods for generating art via deep-learning … Continue reading “Engines of Wow, Part III: Opportunities and Pitfalls”
Dec 3, 2022

Engines of Wow: Part II: Deep Learning and The Diffusion Revolution, 2014-present

A revolutionary insight in 2015, plus AI work on natural language, unleashed a new wave of generative AI models.
Dec 2, 2022

Engines of Wow: AI Art Comes of Age

Advancements in AI-generated art test our understanding of human creativity and laws around derivative art.
Dec 1, 2022

I’m Winding Down HipHip.app

After much thought, I’ve decided to wind down the video celebration app I created, HipHip.app.
Nov 10, 2022