This week has been about a TPC tunnel tool, a painting tool, OpenAI, HTML images, SQL query analysis and the Chromium architecture.
An article going through a NYT piece on OpenAI, and effectively ripping it apart, sometimes with obvious exasperation:
GPT-3 can’t “compose nonfiction”. Nonfiction by definition is factual writing about the world. But GPT-3 has no access to facts, only to strings in its training data.
The article serves as a good piece to help balance out all the hype around Artificial Intelligence.
An article on using SQL queries as a source for observability or insight for future system optimisations.
# Life of a Pixel (video)
A talk on the Chromium architecture, going from plain content (HTML, CSS, JS, images, etc), to rendering, layout computing, rastering and finally displaying pixels on the screen.
An open source painting tool for concept art, textures, illustrations and comics.
A simple TCP tunnel in Rust that exposes local ports to a remote server, bypassing standard NAT connection firewalls.
An guide on how to make the most from images in HTML.