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Recent Posts

  • Revenge of the Stochastic Parrot

    Sun, Oct 01, 2023
    Read time: 31 min.
    Alright, you knew this was coming. I knew this was coming. Even the LLMs probably knew this was coming, and they’re idiots. It took a bit longer than I’d hoped, but I’m finally ready. So buckle up. It’s time to shit on new technology. (TECHNICAL) PROBLEMS Now, full disclosure, my examples here wi...
  • Stochastic Parrots

    Tue, May 30, 2023
    Read time: 22 min.
    I complained about what a pain my last post was to write because AI kept moving too quickly. So naturally I decided to write about large language models (LLMs). You’ve probably heard of them, but you might not know it.
  • AI Art

    Tue, Mar 14, 2023
    Read time: 23 min.
    Well, I’m a little late to the party, but I’m finally getting around to writing about AI art. This post has been…a while in the making. Frankly, I’ve had trouble keeping up with all the research I’ve needed to do on it, since everyone keeps saying new stuff about it.
  • Into the Fediverse

    I’ve seen a lot (-ish) of talk about Mastodon on the Internet lately, thanks to the latest dipshittery perpetrated by the Musky One. A few years ago, some now-forgotten controversy spurred me to look into alternatives to Twitter.
  • The Constitution

    Thu, Sep 08, 2022
    Read time: 18 min.
    For some reason, people have been talking about the Constitution a lot lately. But when you get down to it, what do you really know about the Constitution? ORIGIN The Current U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 and ratified in 1788.[1] I say “current,” because it served as a sort of do-over on ...
  • Freeeeeeee Books

    Fri, Aug 12, 2022
    Read time: 1 min.
    Who loves FREE books? Answer: everyone. Except losers. But for all the non-losers out there, you can head over to Vampires and Robots this weekend to pick up any number of free books…or at least, any number lower than about 44…including my books. But there’s a catch! The free books only last for t...
  • Book Recommendations

    Tue, Aug 02, 2022
    Read time: 1 min.
    Do you enjoy books, but suck at finding them? Are you a fan of novels like mine, but recently noticed that I only have two of them? Well, that’s too bad, but at least I can help you find something else to keep you occupied while I work on my next one.
  • Memorial Day

    Mon, May 30, 2022
    Read time: 5 min.
    Happy Memorial Day! Somber, Reflective Memorial Day! Merry Memorial Day? Memorial Day! [1] Okay, by now you know the drill. What is this holiday? Where did it come from? Where will it go? Why do I have “Cotton Eye Joe” stuck in my head? WHAT IS IT? To begin with, Memorial Day is a federal ...
  • Up All Night

    Thu, Apr 28, 2022
    Read time: 7 min.
    Gilbert Gottfried died this month. I’ve never been the type of person to dwell on celebrity deaths–sure, it’s sad, but it’s still the death of someone I don’t know, and people I don’t know die every day.
  • Tech for Ukraine

    Mon, Mar 21, 2022
    Read time: 2 min.
    A few weeks ago now–February 24th, to be specific–Russia invaded Ukraine. Naturally, if you have a television or a computer–and under the circumstances, I suspect you have at least one of those–you’ve probably figured that out at this point, but if not (or if you just want a bit more context), this...