Using GPT is like having a hardworking, if slow, intern that’s good at Googling things. Earlier today I was trying to write a simple Flask echo server – I’m not familiar with Flask – to echo a query string back at the user. I spent a comparable amount of time on my GPT prompt as I would have searching Google and I got back this nice piece of code, from flask import Flask, request app = Flask(__name__) @app.
In my previous post I talked about the various changes I’ve made to my home server, among which was the ongoing switch from Tarsnap to Restic+B2 for backups. I’ve decided as part of this effort to evaluate both solutions in more detail, and I’m going to record the results of that research here. I’m going to be doing some rough tests to determine how fast, efficient (with regards to compression and deduplication), and how easy to use each solution is.
For a while now I’ve had a home server made from the remains of an old gaming PC after I sold the GPU. It sits in the corner generating heat, and running some non-essential services like a Gitea server, backing up my Dropbox files somewhere else1, and serving some static video files that I watch on my Xbox with Kodi. I traditionally have run Debian, but I’ve started to branch out and have started experimented with the Fedora distributions.
I’ve recently been learning Rust and I just finished finished The Rust Programming Language. While I went through this I supplemented the many questions I had with other resources like The Rustonomicon and various Google searches. It’s mostly these detours I want to write about.
There seems to be a resurgence over the past few months about notes. When to take notes, how to take notes and most importantly the software used. Hacker News recently had a thread about daily journalling and this is my too big to dump in a comment response.