After the wild ride that the early incarnation of Bing Chat sent Kevin Roose on, I’ve been fascinated with this idea of these language-learning algorithms expressing things that feel like emotions. But obviously, they are not. AI is not actually artificially intelligent — at least not in its current state. It is not actually self… Continue reading “Jailbreaking” ChatGPT
I was on the WP Tavern podcast
If you want to hear me talk about how great I think Composer is (and sound relatively intelligent doing so), check out the WP Tavern podcast episode I recorded a while ago which just went live. Thanks Nathan for having me on!
Further lazy DM adventures with ChatGPT
I was planning to run a wintry one-shot Dungeons & Dragons adventure this week. I had a basic concept: we’re in Exandria, so we’ll theme it around Winter’s Crest, the winter festival celebrated in Tal’Dorei. There would be games and shops for fun little mini-games. The real story is based around a type of hag… Continue reading Further lazy DM adventures with ChatGPT
Getting something actually useful out of ChatGPT
A lot of folks have been chatting about ChatGPT (that’ll be the last dad joke, I swear…), the latest experiment out of openai.com — home of the DALL-E image generation AI. I’ve been generally pretty impressed with what I can get from DALL-E — enough to purchase some credits to help generate art for my… Continue reading Getting something actually useful out of ChatGPT
Why you should care about what’s happening with Portland’s professional soccer teams
“Players also told us that their experiences of verbal abuse and blurred relationships with coaches in youth soccer impacted their ability to discern what was out of bounds in the NWSL.”
Fog of Love: A board game review for V-day
My partner and I picked up a “romantic comedy as a board game” and ran our first playthrough. Here are my initial thoughts.
Switching between PHP versions
I recently learned how to run multiple versions of PHP on my local machine and switch between them using Homebrew. It’s pretty straightforward, actually.
Experiments in Resin 3D Printing
I have been using our Ender 5 FDM 3D printer pretty heavily over the last year or so primarily for making miniatures for Dungeons & Dragons. D&D minis can cost anywhere between $5 – $50 or more, so the most cost effective way of having a lot of miniatures at your disposal is, well, build… Continue reading Experiments in Resin 3D Printing
After four years of agency (and some product) work at Human Made, the time has come to say goodbye and start a new adventure. As of September, I have been working as an engineer at Pantheon on the new CMS Ecosystems team as a WordPress specialist. I’m sad to be leaving my friends at Human… Continue reading New beginnings
18 Tabletop games that are great for kids
Our family has a lot of board games. Gaming has always been a huge part of how we entertain ourselves and also an important part of our kids’ education. But typical “educational games” are almost uniformly awful. And unnecessary — all games can be educational in one way or another, whether they use math or… Continue reading 18 Tabletop games that are great for kids