Category: geek of technology

  • Revisiting the Lovecraft test

    Revisiting the Lovecraft test

    One of the first tests I did of AI’s (or, more accurately LLM’s) ability to creatively storytell was by prompting it to write a story in the style of H.P. Lovecraft. At the time, I was impressed by ChatGPT’s (the only model I tested) ability to pick out common elements from Lovecraft and develop an…

  • Comparing different language models

    Comparing different language models

    Over the last few months I’ve been bouncing back and forth between ChatGPT and for my AI interactions. ChatGPT is what everyone is most familiar with, of course. is a newer kid on the block and I really only discovered them by way of their amazing docs site that was linked to me…

  • “Jailbreaking” ChatGPT

    “Jailbreaking” ChatGPT

    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…

  • 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

    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…

  • Getting something actually useful out of DALL-E and ChatGPT

    Getting something actually useful out of DALL-E and ChatGPT

    A lot of folks have been chatting about ChatGPT (that’ll be the last dad joke, I swear…), the latest experiment out of — 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • Dashboard Changelog

    Dashboard Changelog

    I recently moved my site to a new host. And I’ve also added my partner’s site to the WordPress multisite stack running this site and a number of others on this domain and Previously she was using, but was frustrated by a lack of adequate support and persistent caching bugs that even I…

  • New site, who dis?

    New site, who dis?

    Hi. It’s been a while since I wrote anything on here. It’s been a while since I’ve wanted to write something on here, and largely that’s been due to not being able to upload files in my previous site setup. There’s technical things underneath, but basically I was using a free developer environment on Pantheon…