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Last active March 26, 2024 22:49
Notes on the GPT-4 abbreviations tweet

Notes on this tweet.

  • The screenshots were taken on different sessions.

  • The entire sessions are included on the screenshots.

  • I lost the original prompts, so I had to reconstruct them, and still managed to reproduce.

  • The "compressed" version is actually longer! Emojis and abbreviations use more tokens than common words.


Jonathan Blow on societal collapse

It's uncanny how closely this talk follows a line of reasoning I've been working on lately. If you're copied here, we may have discussed one or more of its aspects

(Jonathan Blow is an independent video game developer, speaking here at a conference in Moscow.)

onlurking /
Last active April 16, 2024 20:57
Programming as Theory Building - Peter Naur

Programming as Theory Building

Peter Naur

Peter Naur's classic 1985 essay "Programming as Theory Building" argues that a program is not its source code. A program is a shared mental construct (he uses the word theory) that lives in the minds of the people who work on it. If you lose the people, you lose the program. The code is merely a written representation of the program, and it's lossy, so you can't reconstruct

cmstead / gist:7ad64539d13dfdb5a2591bc3be3c8eeb
Last active March 3, 2024 06:40
VS Code snippet transform: convert camel case to Pascal case or vice versa
// If you want to convert a PascalCase variable to camelCase, you can do the following:
// Where `n` is the tab stop you want to reference
// Example: ${1:This is my original} => ${1/^(.)(.*)$/${1:/downcase}${2}/}
// If you want to convert a camelCase variable to PascalCase, you can do the following:
// Where `n` is the tab stop you want to reference
castwide / rails.rb
Last active April 7, 2024 22:10
Enhance Rails Intellisense in Solargraph
# The following comments fill some of the gaps in Solargraph's understanding of
# Rails apps. Since they're all in YARD, they get mapped in Solargraph but
# ignored at runtime.
# You can put this file anywhere in the project, as long as it gets included in
# the workspace maps. It's recommended that you keep it in a standalone file
# instead of pasting it into an existing one.
# @!parse
# class ActionController::Base
viktor-evdokimov / Untitled-3
Last active April 5, 2018 23:26
return which shell is used
# return which shell is used
> echo $0
gricard /
Last active February 29, 2024 20:23
Just some notes about my attempt to upgrade to webpack 4

If you enjoyed reading this, I'm intending to do more blogging like this over here:

This is not a complaint about Webpack or v4 in any way. This is just a record of my process trying it out so I could provide feedback to the webpack team

Hmm... I don't see any docs for 4.0 on I guess I'll just wing it. All I need to do is npm i -D webpack@next, right?

+ webpack@4.0.0-beta.2
terabyte /
Created December 6, 2017 02:27
Amazon's Build System


I wrote this answer on stackexchange, here:

It was wrongly deleted for containing "proprietary information" years later. I think that's bullshit so I am posting it here. Come at me.

The Question

Amazon is a SOA system with 100s of services (or so says Amazon Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels). How do they handle build and release?

Thread Pools

Thread pools on the JVM should usually be divided into the following three categories:

  1. CPU-bound
  2. Blocking IO
  3. Non-blocking IO polling

Each of these categories has a different optimal configuration and usage pattern.

troyfontaine /
Last active April 17, 2024 08:52
Signing your Git Commits on MacOS

Methods of Signing Git Commits on MacOS

Last updated March 13, 2024

This Gist explains how to sign commits using gpg in a step-by-step fashion. Previously, was heavily mentioned, but I've only recently learned they were acquired by Akamai and no longer update their previous free products. Those mentions have been removed.

Additionally, 1Password now supports signing Git commits with SSH keys and makes it pretty easy-plus you can easily configure Git Tower to use it for both signing and ssh.

For using a GUI-based GIT tool such as Tower or Github Desktop, follow the steps here for signing your commits with GPG.