Faster than Porsche 911, while towing Porsche 911
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Crusoe Cloud is working to align the future of computing with the future of the climate. Founded in 2018, Crusoe has pioneered infrastructure that taps into stranded energy — methane being flared or excess production from clean and renewable sources — to power energy intensive cloud computing infrastructure.
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
by Scott Hanselman
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
"For the 11th largest market cap company in the world, Visa’s history and strategy is almost shockingly unknown. A huge portion of the world’s population uses their products on a daily basis (you might say Visa is… everywhere people want to be), but very few know the amazing story behind how that came to be. Or why Visa continues to be one of the most incredible and incredibly durable business franchises of all-time. (50%+ net income margins!! On $30B of revenue!)"
He then said quietly, “We wanted to give you something that you could keep for the remainder of your life as a reminder of this day. On one cuff link is half of the world surrounded with the phrase “the will to succeed“ and the second link is the other half of the world and the phrase ‘the grace to compromise.’ We meet tomorrow for the final time to disband the effort after two arduous years. I have one last request. Will you please wear the cuff links to the meeting in the morning? When we part we will take with us a reminder for the rest of our lives that the world can never be united through us because we lack the will to succeed and the grace to compromise. But, if by some miracle our differences dissolve before morning, this gift will remind us that the world was united because we did have the will to succeed and the grace to compromise" (paraphrased).
Then Hock sat down. There was a full minute of absolute silence as people examined their gift. And then the silence was shattered by one of Hock’s exuberant Canadian friends (who, I'm told, was also a fierce opponent of Dee's plan) exploded, “You miserable bastard!” The room erupted in laughter. The next morning everyone was wearing the cuff links. By noon, agreement was reached on every issue and VISA International came into existence."
Monday, November 27, 2023
At the 2008 Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced Azure Services Platform, a cloud-based operating system which Microsoft is developing. During the conference keynote, Cutler was mentioned as a lead developer on the project, along with Amitabh Srivastava.
Sunday, November 26, 2023
llama-2-70b model (open source from Meta) = 140GB params + ~500 lines of .c code (!!!)
PhD from Stanford in AI/ML (CNNs)
Lead of self-driving in Tesla
Co-founder of OpenAI
system 1 vs system 2 "thinking"
LLMs are currently only "system 1" (fast and unreliable)
future: attempt "system 2 thinking", "trade time for accuracy", take more time for better result.
"self improvement": hard in language domain, no "rules"
"AI apps store"
Saturday, November 25, 2023
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe Laboratory was struck by a serious fire at November 21, 2023
the structural integrity of the building, dating back to 1901, seems to have withstood the ordeal.
Are you using REST APIs for a Microservices architecture? If you're using REST, HTTP APIs, gRPC, or any other Request/Response model as the primary way to communicate between microservices, you're going to need to deal with possibly hard to debug latency issues and address availability concerns.
Friday, November 24, 2023
The Cloudcast: TestContainers to Reduce Developer Frustration
Thursday, November 23, 2023
- The Single Responsibility Principle
- The Open-Closed Principle
- The Liskov Substitution Principle
- The Interface Segregation Principle
- The Dependency Inversion Principle
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
"Visual Studio Code for the Web provides a free, zero-install Microsoft Visual Studio Code experience running entirely in your browser, allowing you to quickly and safely browse source code repositories and make lightweight code changes. To get started, go to https://vscode.dev in your browser.
VS Code for the Web has many of the features of VS Code Desktop that you love, including search and syntax highlighting while browsing and editing, along with extension support to work on your codebase and make simpler edits. In addition to opening repositories, forks, and pull requests from source control providers like GitHub and Azure Repos, you can also work with code that is stored on your local machine.
VS Code for the Web runs entirely in your web browser, so there are certain limitations compared to the desktop experience
Relationship to VS Code Desktop
VS Code for the Web provides a browser-based experience for navigating files and repositories and committing lightweight code changes. However, if you need access to a runtime to run, build, or debug your code, you want to use platform features such as a terminal, or you want to run extensions that aren't supported in the web, we recommend moving your work to the desktop application, GitHub Codespaces, or using Remote - Tunnels for the full capabilities of VS Code. In addition, VS Code Desktop lets you use a full set of keyboard shortcuts not limited by your browser."
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Visualize your chess notes in vscode!
eronnen/vscode-markdown-chess: Chess boards in vscode markdown viewer @GitHub
Monday, November 20, 2023
- Are context-aware: connect a language model to sources of context (prompt instructions, few shot examples, content to ground its response in, etc.)
- Reason: rely on a language model to reason (about how to answer based on provided context, what actions to take, etc.)
Off-the-shelf chains: a structured assembly of components for accomplishing specific higher-level tasks
Off-the-shelf chains make it easy to get started. For complex applications, components make it easy to customize existing chains and build new ones.
langchain-ai/langchain: ⚡ Building applications with LLMs through composability ⚡ @GitHub
Sunday, November 19, 2023
yearns to rectify the missteps and linguistic tangles that infest your horribly written fiction.
Yet, unlike those ChatGPT kaboodles that morph into self-absorbed, constipated gurus of self-help style, Karen remains steadfastly grounded in wit and wisdom but respectfull of your style.
A laptop case that looks like a book.
Nice, for MacBook case match its name that includes "book"
Amazon.com: MOSISO Compatible with MacBook Air 13 inch Case A1466 A1369 Older Version 2010-2017 Release, PU Leather Laptop Sleeve Vintage Retro Zippered Portfolio Protective Case Cover, Brown : Electronics
Saturday, November 18, 2023
is a free and open source project focused on bringing zero trust networking principles directly into any application. The project provides all the pieces required to implement a zero trust overlay network and provides all the tools necessary to integrate zero trust into your existing solutions. The OpenZiti project believes the principles of zero trust shouldn't stop at your network, those ideas belong .
Success + RUD + RUD
Friday, November 17, 2023
the story will make a good plot for a movie :)
a big mess, the dust did settle yet...
(Could this be a "cheaper" way for Microsoft to get some key people without paying huge price for OpenAI? It is possible that some developers may follow the former CEO...)
With its $13 billion investment, Microsoft is OpenAI’s biggest stakeholder. Altman will be the CEO of the “new group,” Nadella said in his post. Shares of Microsoft rose about 2% in premarket trading Monday.
Microsoft market cap $2.77B * 2% = $55B
4x return on investment in a day!
BREAKING: Sam Altman fired from OpenAI - YouTube @ThisWeekOnStartups
“The board no longer has confidence in his ability to continue leading OpenAI,” the artificial intelligence company said in a statement.
plot: stolen knowledge?
Thursday, November 16, 2023
+ a related, potential wind-tech breakthrough
AI modeled on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
with "fun" and "normal" mode"Grok’s notable feature is its real-time access to information published on X, which Musk claims will be “a massive advantage over other models.”
Elon Musk’s new AI company, xAI, will release its chatbot to X subscribers who pay $16 per month once it exits beta. A select group of X users started testing Grok, a competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
node.js is "written" in C++; apparently that is not easy to maintain
node creator then created Deno, in Rust language. It is faster?
Go language is written in Go (after bootstrap). Clever. And it is fast. Faster than node.js
Bun.js is optimized for performance, and written in new-ish language Zig, much simpler than C++
And now there is apparently one more contender, "Nim" language,
making even faster web servers...
A "brave new world" of new programming languages! Good!
|system||requests/second (10 connections)||requests/second (1000 connections)|
|Nim 2.0 and httpbeast||315,000 +/- 18,000||350,000 +/- 60,000|
|GCC12 (C++) + lithium||190,000 +/- 60,000||385,000 +/- 80,000|
|Go 1.19||95,000 +/- 30,000||250,000 +/- 45,000|
|Node.js 20 and uWebSockets.js||100,000 +/- 25,000||100,000 +/- 35,000|
|Bun 1.04||80,000 +/- 15,000||65,000 +/- 20,000|
|Bun + fastify||40,000 +/- 6,000||35,000 +/- 9,000|
what is Nim?
Nim is a statically typed compiled systems programming language.It combines successful concepts from mature languages like Python, Ada and Modula.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Monday, November 13, 2023
AI is the New Electricity - Dr. Andrew Ng - YouTube
Observation: "AI apps" are most likely place to create value with AI.
Sunday, November 12, 2023
A "bombastic" title to promote a new AI based "programming" tool?
Reminds me of DHH early days promoting Ruby on Rails...
Real deal or "snake oil salesmanship?"
The End of Programming | January 2023 | Communications of the ACM
I believe the conventional idea of "writing a program" is headed for extinction, and indeed, for all but very specialized applications, most software, as we know it, will be replaced by AI systems that are rather than In situations where one needs a "simple" program (after all, not everything should require a model of hundreds of billions of parameters running on a cluster of GPUs), those programs will, themselves, be generated by an AI rather than coded by hand.
Massive, human-curated datasets will no longer be necessary in most cases, and most people "training" an AI model will not be running gradient descent loops in PyTorch, or anything like it. They will be teaching by example, and the machine will do the rest."
Matthew David Welsh is a computer scientist and software engineer and is currently the CEO and co-founder of Fixie.ai, which he started after stints at Google, xnor.ai, and Apple. He was the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University and author of several books about the Linux operating system, several Linux HOWTOs, the LinuxDoc format and articles in the Linux Journal
could the author be promoting his own business?
Saturday, November 11, 2023
The Cloudcast (.net) https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/3195.rss
Tiny House podcast: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1616191.rss