GPT Intern: Infinite Loop

Published on June 10, 2023

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.

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Investigating Backup Solutions: Tarsnap vs. Restic and B2

Published on January 4, 2023

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.

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Setting up a Home Server with Fedora

Published on December 27, 2022

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.

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Daily Todo List

Published on October 28, 2022

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.

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