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Week of April 19,2024

what i thought was interesting this week: vannevar bush, suzume, killua v tanks, fan fiction anime metal, travis scotts fall, ai music, neat ghost feature learned by mistake, more!

Books

Pieces of the Action
An inside account of one of the most innovative R&D eco…
The Status Game: On Human Life and How to Play It: On S…
For centuries, philosophers and scholars have described…

Movies

The Peasants (2023)
Peasant girl Jagna is forced to marry the much older, wealthy farmer Boryna, despite her love for his son Antek. With time, Jagna becomes the object of envy and disdain with the villagers and she must fight to preserve her independence.
When You Finish Saving The World (2022)
Evelyn and her oblivious son Ziggy seek out replacements for each other. As Evelyn tries to parent an unassuming teenager at her shelter, Ziggy fumbles through his pursuit of a brilliant young woman at school.
Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.
Hans Zimmer: Hollywood Rebel (2022)
An in-depth look of the 40 year journey, from post-war Germany to Hollywood royalty, of Hans Zimmer, the man who’s become the dominant force in the world of movie soundtracks. His film credits include The Lion King, Rain Man, Pirates of The Caribbean, Gladiator, The Dark Knight Trilogy, 12 Year A Slave, The Thin Red Line, The Da Vinci Code and Dune.
Falling in Love (1984)
During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married and Frank has two little kids, they meet more and more often, their friendship becoming the most precious thing in their lives.
Whiplash (2014)
Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
The Disaster Artist (2017)
An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.
Baby Driver (2017)
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
The Impossible (2012)
In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.
Suzume (2022)
Suzume, 17, lost her mother as a little girl. On her way to school, she meets a mysterious young man. But her curiosity unleashes a calamity that endangers the entire population of Japan, and so Suzume embarks on a journey to set things right.

Images

Hamilshit: An American Poosical
neat ghost feature learned by mistake

Music

Videos

Tweets

Ball Is Life!

almost friday tv is better than most studio productions

Videos

Images

this is going to happen a lot going fwd
the isagi dickriding is reaching unforeseeable heights

below images from here

Music

Tweets

Movies

The Theory of Everything (2014)
The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (2023)
A rich man learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes. He sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling.
Molly’s Game (2017)
Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

Books

The Heart of Tantric Sex: A Unique Guide to Love and Se…
After many years of exploration, Diana Richardson found…

Arise

textFit is goated, figma to reality

Movies

The Accountant (2016)
As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
The Pig, the Snake and the Pigeon (2023)
The arrogant, third most-wanted criminal in Taiwan, decides to get rid of the top two competitors and crowns himself the most-wanted criminal before dying.

Books

Who Wrote the Bible?
A much anticipated reissue of Who Wrote the Bible?—the …
The Only Skill that Matters: The Proven Methodology to …
In the next ten years, every knowledge worker on earth …
“Pure O” OCD: Letting Go of Obsessive Thoughts with Acc…
Let go of the struggle and obsess less. With this uniqu…

amazing book for those without ocd, required reading for fellow sufferers

Music

Code

GitHub - comfyanonymous/ComfyUI: The most powerful and modular stable diffusion GUI, api and backend with a graph/nodes interface.
The most powerful and modular stable diffusion GUI, api and backend with a graph/nodes interface. - comfyanonymous/ComfyUI
GitHub - achristmascarl/three_body: ✨ rudimentary simulation of the three-body problem
✨ rudimentary simulation of the three-body problem - achristmascarl/three_body
GitHub - STRML/textFit: A jQuery-free component that quickly fits single and multi-line text to the width (and optionally height) of its container.
A jQuery-free component that quickly fits single and multi-line text to the width (and optionally height) of its container. - STRML/textFit
GitHub - nat-n/poethepoet: A task runner that works well with poetry.
A task runner that works well with poetry. Contribute to nat-n/poethepoet development by creating an account on GitHub.
GitHub - orbstack/orbstack: Fast, light, simple Docker containers & Linux machines for macOS
Fast, light, simple Docker containers & Linux machines for macOS - orbstack/orbstack

Commits

index updates to match static · bramses/quo-host@27af91f
podcast co host with automagic quote surfacing and realtime highlighting. great for youtube! - index updates to match static · bramses/quo-host@27af91f
Update README.md · bramses/quoordinates@ea5a42e
Use OpenAI Embeddings to visualize Kindle Highlights from Readwise! - Update README.md · bramses/quoordinates@ea5a42e

Images



just for a moment, let's live in our past

Videos

Websites + Blogs

Benjamin Franklin and the French Women
OpenAI customer story: Harvey
Harvey partners with OpenAI to build a custom-trained model for legal professionals.
Embedding projector - visualization of high-dimensional data
Visualize high dimensional data.
Why does a remote car key work when held to your head/body?
I was trying to unlock my car with a keyfob, but I was out of range. A friend of mine said that I have to hold the transmitter next to my head. It worked, so I tried the following later that day:…

Tweets

me fr

The Role is for Grandson

re-finding an old song i liked a lot, fym rasengans don't work on him?

Movies

99 Homes (2014)
After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)
When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
The Conversation (1974)
Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client’s brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco’s Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger.

Books

The Every
When the world’s largest search engine/social media com…
Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming
Peter Seibel interviews 15 of the most interesting comp…
Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can …
A National Bestseller!“Read this book to connect with y…
The Sabbath
Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God’s …
Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of …
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “If you’ve ever wondered how…

Images

basically this
lmao

Music

Videos

Code

GitHub - clerk/clerk-nextjs-demo-app-router: Auth starts here with the official Next.js starter utilizing the app directory
Auth starts here with the official Next.js starter utilizing the app directory - clerk/clerk-nextjs-demo-app-router
GitHub - mljs/kmeans: K-Means clustering
K-Means clustering. Contribute to mljs/kmeans development by creating an account on GitHub.

Commits

Update Gitignore and OpenAI model version · bramses/quo-host@e6ab317
assembly para and timestamps json, log zip show
Add flask dependency and fix return statement in _transcriber.py · bramses/quo-host@cf8477a
podcast co host with automagic quote surfacing and realtime highlighting. great for youtube! - Add flask dependency and fix return statement in _transcriber.py · bramses/quo-host@cf8477a
Add book cover image retrieval and update functionality · bramses/quoordinates@25fc463
Use OpenAI Embeddings to visualize Kindle Highlights from Readwise! - Add book cover image retrieval and update functionality · bramses/quoordinates@25fc463
Add dependencies and update clustering algorithm · bramses/quoordinates@e2ac7a4
Use OpenAI Embeddings to visualize Kindle Highlights from Readwise! - Add dependencies and update clustering algorithm · bramses/quoordinates@e2ac7a4

Tweets

MapGPT is doing numbers

and so is my GCP account

Code

GitHub - chearon/dropflow: A CSS layout engine
A CSS layout engine. Contribute to chearon/dropflow development by creating an account on GitHub.
GitHub - AndrewMayneProjects/GPT-4-Vision-Robot-Lab: This project is a web-based 3D scene that allows you to control a robot and detect items using GPT-4 with Vision. The robot can be moved using a virtual D-pad or by entering instructions in a text input field.
This project is a web-based 3D scene that allows you to control a robot and detect items using GPT-4 with Vision. The robot can be moved using a virtual D-pad or by entering instructions in a text…
GitHub - raphaelsty/knowledge: Open-source personal bookmarks search engine
Open-source personal bookmarks search engine. Contribute to raphaelsty/knowledge development by creating an account on GitHub.
GitHub - PrefectHQ/marvin: ✨ Build AI interfaces that spark joy
✨ Build AI interfaces that spark joy. Contribute to PrefectHQ/marvin development by creating an account on GitHub.
GitHub - ynqa/jnv: interactive JSON filter using jq
interactive JSON filter using jq. Contribute to ynqa/jnv development by creating an account on GitHub.
GitHub - theirstory/gliner-spacy: A spaCy wrapper for GliNER
A spaCy wrapper for GliNER. Contribute to theirstory/gliner-spacy development by creating an account on GitHub.
GitHub - davabase/whisper_real_time: Real time transcription with OpenAI Whisper.
Real time transcription with OpenAI Whisper. Contribute to davabase/whisper_real_time development by creating an account on GitHub.
GitHub - w3slley/bookcover-api: 📚 Simple API for retrieving book covers from the web
📚 Simple API for retrieving book covers from the web - w3slley/bookcover-api
GitHub - bramses/quo-host
Contribute to bramses/quo-host development by creating an account on GitHub.
GitHub - bramses/kindle-streamer
Contribute to bramses/kindle-streamer development by creating an account on GitHub.

Music

Images

get high off of your own supply
😵

Videos

0:00
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0:00
/1:37

[Verse]
I'm on a road to nowhere, in a driverless embrace
I'm watching the asphalt blur, as I stare into space
Waymo takes me places, but does it know where I belong?
Dropped off in this wasteland, surrounded by the lost and gone

[Verse 2]
San Francisco skyline, a backdrop of empty dreams
Silicon Valley's promise, shattered and torn at the seams
In this sea of tents and sorrow, I stand here all alone
A midwest emo wanderer, searching for a place to call home

[Chorus]
I guess I'll just order some Doordash
A fleeting comfort in this concrete jungle so brash
But as I wait for my temporary reprieve
I'm reminded of the irony that life can deceive (ooh-yeah)

0:00
/2:00

[Verse]
In the heart of the Midwest, where the sunsets glow
Two friends, Glenn and Ben, turn thirty years old (ooh-yeah)
Through all the highs and lows, they've stood by each other's side
Forever young at heart, their spirits never died

[Verse 2]
Late nights strumming chords, writing songs of love and loss
Finding solace in the melodies, disregarding the cost (ooooh)
They've chased dreams and passions, and faced life's bitter sting
But through it all, they never forgot the joy music brings

[Chorus]
Happy birthday, Glenn and Ben, may your hearts forever sing (ooh-yeah)
As you journey through life's winding road, remember one thing
Hold on to your dreams, let your voices be heard
Forever young in spirit, the best is yet to be unfurled

0:00
/1:11

[Verse]
In the city where the dreamers go
I'm searching for a job, don't you know
Laid off, but I won't let it define me
Gotta hustle, it's time to shine, see

[Verse 2]
Scrollin' on LinkedIn, puttin' myself out there
Design skills polished, I'm beyond compare
I'm hopin' for a company with the vision
To recognize my talent and ambition

[Chorus]
Swipe right, I'm the designer with the fire
Ready to ignite, take me higher
I'm the one you've been searching for
Hit me up, I'm ready to soar

Will you search through the loamy earth for me?

Climb through the briar and bramble

Code

GitHub - w3slley/bookcover-api: 📚 Simple API for retrieving book covers from the web
📚 Simple API for retrieving book covers from the web - w3slley/bookcover-api
GitHub - urchade/GLiNER: Generalist model for NER (Extract any entity types from texts)
Generalist model for NER (Extract any entity types from texts) - urchade/GLiNER
GitHub - ShipBit/slickgpt: SlickGPT is a light-weight “use-your-own-API-key” web client for the OpenAI API written in Svelte. It offers GPT-4 integration, a userless share feature and other superpowers.
SlickGPT is a light-weight "use-your-own-API-key" web client for the OpenAI API written in Svelte. It offers GPT-4 integration, a userless share feature and other superpowers. - ShipBit/s…
GitHub - openai/transformer-debugger
Contribute to openai/transformer-debugger development by creating an account on GitHub.

Images

Blogs

Notes on The Timeless Way of Building
Some months ago, a friend recommend Christopher Alexander’s A Pattern Language. I hadn’t heard of it before, and as I started poking around I realized that this was the second of a series of three books, and recommendations generally pointed me to start instead with The Timeless Way of Building.
The Getty Makes Nearly 88,000 Art Images Free to Use However You Like
Since the J. Paul Getty Museum launched its Open Content program back in 2013, we’ve been featuring their efforts to make their vast collection of cultural artifacts freely accessible online.
https://www.tumblr.com/hunterxhell/137521034677/killugon-meta-%E5%BF%83%E4%B8%AD%E3%81%A0%E3%81%AA-a-lovers-suicide-i-guess

Music

Movies

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
When an office full of New York City real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his boss, John Williamson, but to no avail. When his coworker Dave Moss comes up with a plan to steal the leads, things get complicated for the tough-talking salesmen.
Detectorists Special (2022)
The detecting club is in trouble; developers are sniffing around, and after losing out on a big finder’s fee, they need a miracle to help save their beloved scout hall. So when Lance manages to secure a permission to search ten acres of prime, undetected land, it looks like things could be on the up. But when a mysterious relic is unearthed, he breaks protocol, threatening his friendship with Andy and the future of the DMDC.
The Killer (2023)
After a fateful near-miss, an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.
Maestro (2023)
A towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.

Videos

Divine Shield 0/2s

That day everyone forgot about The Beatles

Images

there it is
fair and balanced game
all the tribes are second to the fish
forum mods are actually such cringe lords, its insane. glorified hallway monitors (2). someone took actual real human time to write this.
the thumbnail??? also rip toriyama, thank you for everything <333
cheap kids!!!

Music

Movies

Ferry (2021)
Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.
Long Shot (2019)
Fred Flarsky is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world -- a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician. When Fred unexpectedly runs into Charlotte, he soon realizes that she was his former baby sitter and childhood crush. When Charlotte decides to make a run for the presidency, she impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter -- much to the dismay of her trusted advisers.
Yesterday (2019)
Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.

great movie!

Code

GitHub - speedata/boxesandglue: PDF rendering library for Go using TeX algorithms.
PDF rendering library for Go using TeX algorithms. - speedata/boxesandglue

More Podcast Setup

continued work on podcast setup

i bought the shure mic. (affl. link)

i worked on obs scenes.

i figured out how to record my iphone.

i got an earbud stuck in my ear.

iphone testing:

15 minute rant:

i wrote some xml for fcp (ok ok, chatgpt wrote it, i just watched):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE fcpxml>
<fcpxml version="1.11">
    <resources>
        <asset id="r1" duration="29s" start="0s" hasAudio="1" audioSources="1" audioChannels="2" audioRate="192000">
            <media-rep kind="original-media" src="file:///Users/bram/Movies/mov1.mp4"/>
        </asset>
        <asset id="r2" duration="21s" start="0s" hasAudio="1" audioSources="1" audioChannels="2" audioRate="192000">
            <media-rep kind="original-media" src="file:///Users/bram/Movies/mov2.mp4"/>
        </asset>
        <format id="r3" frameDuration="1/30s" width="1920" height="1080"/>
    </resources>
    <library location="file:///Users/bram/Movies/Untitled.fcpbundle/">
        <event name="My Podcast">
            <project name="Test Podcast Cut">
                <sequence duration="20s" format="r3">
                    <spine>
                        <!-- First half of the podcast -->
                        <asset-clip name="Podcast Part 1" ref="r1" duration="20s" start="0s" offset="0s"/>

                        <!-- Transition (e.g., Cross Dissolve) -->
                        <transition name="Cross Dissolve" duration="2s" offset="20s" />

                        <!-- "Free video is over" clip -->
                        <asset-clip name="End Clip" ref="r2" duration="21s" start="0s" offset="22s"/>

                        <!-- Second half of the podcast -->
                        <!-- <asset-clip name="Podcast Part 2" ref="r1" duration="9s" start="20s" offset="43s"/> -->
                    </spine>
                </sequence>
            </project>
        </event>
    </library>
</fcpxml>

i got a gpt to start the process of researching an episode topic:

then i user perplexity to run the actual searches:

comes up with some pretty interesting kindling:

i got meta with gpt writing gpts:

Help people write an assistant.

On start,
Ask one by one and wait for user feedback:
1. what do you want to achieve?
2. what are your main problems?
3. what have you tried?
4. what do you think is missing

after you have these answers create hypothetical instructions for a new assistant that uses problems and solutions provided. fill in the gaps and amke a step by step by step assistant that can help the user get to their goals. for any functions you want to call, stub out the name as {call function()} in curly braces.

then when the user approves the instructions, run an example with the loaded instructions.

which outputs...

the plan

this is roughly the plan to record with tomorrow. we'll see how it goes!

Working Title: how i start api projects with the openai api

pp (philosopy plaza):

  • the first thing to do is to understand the problem being solved, what is the information pipeline
    • One of the simplest forms of relaxation in computer science is known as Constraint Relaxation. In this technique, researchers remove some of the problem’s constraints and set about solving the problem they wish they had. Then, after they’ve made a certain amount of headway, they try to add the constraints back in. That is, they make the problem temporarily easier to handle before bringing it back to reality -- Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (affiliate link)

    • When you are having trouble getting your thinking straight, consider an extreme or simple case. This will often give you the insight you need to move forward. More generally, make a problem as simple as possible without losing its essence – but no simpler. -- Maxims for Thinking Analytically: The wisdom of legendary Harvard Professor Richard Zeckhauser

  • generation or retrieval
    • Texts are half finished. Their signs rush toward an end point but past this toward a reader who, they hope, will complete them. It makes no difference whether the writer is aware of it, or even whether, like Kafka, he expressly rejects a completing reader; texts are a search for the Other. Of course, it is possible to divide up the universe of texts according to various criteria, but all texts are outstretched arms trying, whether optimistically or in despair, to be taken up by another. This is what the gesture of writing is disposed to do. -- Does Writing Have a Future? (Electronic Mediations Book 33) (affiliate link)

    • True, good, and beautiful texts, that is, concise texts that flow without interruption and are nevertheless contradictory,are works of a creative dialogue between the writer and the publisher. They justify some hope that not all texts will be sacrificed to the rising universe of technical images. -- Does Writing Have a Future? (Electronic Mediations Book 33) (affiliate link)

    • Prolonged data-gathering is not uncommonly used as a means of not dealing with a problem: -- SYSTEMANTICS. THE SYSTEMS BIBLE (affiliate link)

    • The virtues of the use of big data for market research are frequently touted. The deficiencies are seldom noted, except for concerns about invasions of personal privacy. In addition to privacy issues, the real problem is that numerical correlations say nothing of people’s real needs, of their desires, and of the reasons for their activities. As a result, these numerical data can give a false impression of people. But the use of big data and market analytics is seductive: no travel, little expense, and huge numbers, sexy charts, and impressive statistics, all very persuasive to the executive team trying to decide which new products to develop. After all, what would you trust—neatly presented, colorful charts, statistics, and significance levels based on millions of observations, or the subjective impressions of a motley crew of design researchers who worked, slept, and ate in remote villages, with minimal sanitary facilities and poor infrastructure? -- The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition (affiliate link)

    • The need to rely on data can also blind you to important facts that lie outside your model. It was surely relevant that Trump was filling sports halls wherever he campaigned, while Clinton was drawing sparse crowds. It’s important to remember that big data all comes from the same place – the past. -- Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life (affiliate link)

  • architecture

cc (commentary cove):

ll (lesson library):

  • the first thing to do is to understand the problem being solved, what is the information pipeline
    • run the mom test with your clients
    • what tools do you have at your disposal? what is your budget?
  • generation or retrieval
  • architecture
    • fastapi
      • swagger schema and function calling
    • vector database vs pgsql
    • frontend
      • nextjs
      • discord bot
      • gpts