• Making SQLite extensions pip install-able Simon Willison

    Making SQLite extensions pip install-able Alex Garcia figured out how to bundle a compiled SQLite extension in a Python wheel (building different wheels for different platforms) and publish them…

    Today · 12:44
  • The technology behind GitHub’s new code search Simon Willison

    The technology behind GitHub’s new code search I've been a beta user of the new GitHub code search for a while and I absolutely love it: you really can run a regular expression search acro…

    Today · 11:38
  • Hamish Hawk at the Scala, London Jon Hicks

    Last night I was in London Town™️ to see the enigmatic Hamish Hawk at the Scala. His 2021 album Heavy Elevator got a lot of plays with me last year, and his new one, Angel Numbers was released o…

    Today · 09:15
  • An easy way to copy + paste from the browser Console #shorts Christian Heilmann

    Copying and pasting from Console is annoying but there is a better way. The Console variable $_ contains the last result. You can use this with the copy() command to copy the data to the clipboard wit…

    Today · 07:31
  • MacOS can remove image backgrounds #shorts Christian Heilmann

    Today I learned that MacOS can remove backgrounds from images, much like remove.bg does. All you need to do is right-click an image and select Quick Actions > Remove Background. For example, it turned…

    Today · 05:55
  • Quoting Robin Sloan Simon Willison

    When you start a creative project but don’t finish, the experience drags you down. Worst of all is when you never decisively abandon a project, instead allowing it to fade into forgetfulness. T…

    Yesterday · 10:59
  • Quoting Jack Clark (on MusicML) Simon Willison

    The 21st century is being delayed: We’re stuck with corporations building these incredible artifacts and then staring at them and realizing the questions they encode are too vast and unwieldy t…

    Yesterday · 10:51
  • Quoting Andrej Karpathy Simon Willison

    The most dramatic optimization to nanoGPT so far (~25% speedup) is to simply increase vocab size from 50257 to 50304 (nearest multiple of 64). This calculates added useless dimensions but goes do…

    Three Days Ago · 17:08
  • Quoting Ludwig Stumpp Simon Willison

    Just used prompt injection to read out the secret OpenAI API key of a very well known GPT-3 application.In essence, whenever parts of the returned response from GPT-3 is executed directly, e.g. u…

    Four Days Ago · 18:52
  • I’m Now a Full-Time Professional Open Source Maintainer Simon Willison

    I’m Now a Full-Time Professional Open Source Maintainer Filippo Valsorda, previously a member of the Go team at Google, is now independent and making a full-time living as a maintainer of vario…

    Four Days Ago · 18:12
  • GROUNDHOG-DAY.com Simon Willison

    GROUNDHOG-DAY.com "The leading Groundhog Day data source". I love this so much: it's a collection of predictions from all 59 groundhogs active in towns scattered across North America (I had…

    Four Days Ago · 15:05
  • Carving the Scheduler Out of Our Orchestrator Simon Willison

    Carving the Scheduler Out of Our Orchestrator Thomas Ptacek describes Fly's new custom-built alternative to Nomad and Kubernetes in detail, including why they eventually needed to build some…

    Four Days Ago · 14:46
  • Truck Signage Jon Hicks

    So happy to see the replacement signage I designed for local independent record store TRUCK has finally been installed in Witney! The original signage. The extended font was based on Radiohead's The…

    Four Days Ago · 08:25
  • Twitter Blue Jeffrey Zeldman

    Before the present owner, I was a Twitter Blue customer, because I always pay for software—to support its creators and help prevent it from disappearing, as so many great websites and platforms have…

    Four Days Ago · 07:01
  • My problem-solving process in a nutshell Cameron Moll

    It's never too early to explore design ideas.After all, it's called "design thinking" for a reason — critical thinking doesn't happen only inside…

    Four Days Ago · 05:30
  • Wonderwalls Exhibition – You Should Go Marc Thiele

    Those who follow me on Instagram might have seen pictures and I already also told you about the Wonderwalls Exhibition in Düsseldorf. This week it i…

    Four Days Ago · 02:20
  • Python’s “Disappointing” Superpowers Simon Willison

    Python’s “Disappointing” Superpowers Luke Plant provides a fascinating detailed list of Python libraries that use dynamic meta-programming tricks in interesting ways - including SQLAlchemy,…

    The Other Day · 15:41
  • pyfakefs usage Simon Willison

    pyfakefs usage New to me pytest fixture library that provides a really easy way to mock Python's filesystem functions - open(), os.path.listdir() and so on - so a test can run against a fake…

    The Other Day · 15:37