Stable Diffusion Learns Ariel's Face
Matt Haughey posted a quick how-to on teaching Stable Diffusion a specific face; I followed it and had SD create some pictures of Ariel. It's extremely easy to follow and generates really remarkable results - and quickly, each of these took less than 15 seconds to make (after the initial
Google Civil Twilight
Dear users, [ ] MAJOR [ ] MINOR Google service which you [ ] DEPENDED ON TO DO YOUR JOB [ ] BUILT MAJOR PARTS OF YOUR WORKFLOW ON [ ] LIKED A LOT [ ] HAD BEEN MEANING TO TRY OUT, DAMMIT [ ] HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF will be discontinued [ ] LITERALLY TOMORROW [ ] IN SIX MONTHS, AND YOU CAN EXPORT YOUR DATA
The Last Artisans
HERMAN uh grew up watchin' mah pappy make modems with just a chisel an' hacksaw. course, things're different now... BG MUSIC drawn-out harmonica NARRATOR Herman McCowski is one of the last modem artisans in Tennessee. Modems are his life. HERMAN The hell is this! Herman picks up an Ethernet cable
Communicating with a KRUSH Flip Clock dot matrix display
If you've bought a KRUSH Flip Clock dot matrix display, and you want to display your own arbitrary data on it, here's the information you need: Connect a serial cable through a rs485 adapter to the blue and white wires. Connect at 57600. The clock is composed of two chunks:
I've been playing with neural-style, a deep-learning algorithm that lets you apply the texture/style information from one image to the content of another image. If you'd like to play with this on your own, and you're comfortable with AWS, you can use the following script. First, start an ami-ffba7b94
How long does Ariel's commute take, and does it matter when she leaves? Ariel grabbed her data from Moves. Here I'm going to see how time-of-day affects her commute duration. Side note: Kudos to Moves for excellent export facilities. Absolutely wonderful. They give you the data in every format and
What Makes You Think I'm Inside?
Ariel is reading Hofstadter’s Le Ton Beau de Marot and wrote her own version of the poem: Liza dear, peer to peer, hello world! Here unfurled: Jacquard’s loom. Chinese room you’re inside. Do not hide - Please recupe! Close your loop and proceed. Like form-feed , without jams.
Facebook photo tags export
A few months ago, I scanned a few thousand old family photos and uploaded them to Facebook. Family members and friends came out of the woodwork from all over the world and helped tag them, identifying faces I barely remembered from childhood or had never known at all. I wanted
Real Estate Disclosures
I'm starting to keep track of what the MLS Disclosures for a house should have REALLY said. DISCLOSURES: Architect basically phoned it in. DISCLOSURES: If you have a shred of soul in you it will be eradicated by taking one step into this home. DISCLOSURES: There is probably a reason
Generation gap: How communication modes are perceived by different ages.
up to 30 30 – 50 50 and up phone call What’s a phone call? Rude. Interrupting, presumptuous. Polite. email Rude. Long-winded, waste of time. Polite. Rude. Impersonal. text/tweet Polite. Rude. Brusque, impersonal. What’s a text?
I'm trying to define a new [silly] calendar, because there aren't enough of them yet. My calendar, so far, is specified: epoch (orthodox) is the moment the leading edges of the dinosaur-killing asteroid touched the surface of the earth. As this is somewhat difficult to define, for practical purposes we'll