AI Generated QR Codes with Stable Diffusion and ControlNet

ControlNet was released early this year and lets you ‘control’ image generation in Stable Diffusion images with normals/depth maps, face poses, globally aware inpainting, and more. Learning how to use ControlNet has been on my to-do list for some time, but I lacked a project interesting enough to really get started on that. If you want a good general overview and guide for using ControlNet, take a look here. … in life the QRCodeMonsters win I first found QRCodeMonster after seeing this meme on the Stable Diffusion Reddit and being curious how they got that working....

October 6, 2023 · 6 min · 1092 words · P.W.

Adventures in AI Programming: Daily Experiments with GPT-4

A GPT-4 Program a Day Keeps the Bugs Away I’ve been exploring what GPT-4 and other AI tools are capable of over the past few months when it comes to software development. I’ve mostly been using ChatGPT+, Bing Chat – I had tried to use some of the other hyped up models for programming purposes, but nothing I’ve found lets me build software from scratch (while writing minimal code myself) as well, and so these days I mostly stick to those....

July 2, 2023 · 11 min · 2152 words · P.W.

Adventures in AI Programming: Daily Experiments with GPT-4

A GPT-4 Program a Day Keeps the Bugs Away I’ve been exploring what GPT-4 and other AI tools are capable of over the past few months when it comes to software development. I’ve mostly been using ChatGPT+, Bing Chat – I had tried to use some of the other hyped up models for programming purposes, but nothing I’ve found lets me build software from scratch (while writing minimal code myself) as well, and so these days I mostly stick to those....

July 2, 2023 · 11 min · 2152 words · P.W.

Making Games With Bing Chat and GPT4

Oh Good, You’re Awake… Today, we’ll see if we can get Bing to make a game for us. We’ll try to write no code ourselves (though we’ll probably have do some cleaning up/troubleshooting). Bing isn’t very good at creating assets in my experience, so for those we’ll grab free stuff online. I’ve had some success with this in the past. I won’t say the games are good or even all the way functional, but I’ve still been massively impressed by Bing’s ability to deliver on what I ask for....

April 21, 2023 · P.W.

Taking Back Control: Finding Focus and Choice on the Internet in 2023

I’ve had enough. Over the last year, I have finally decided that all the attention manipulation, the never ending ‘signals’, and the 3500 interrupters that my phone and other devices create each day is too much to bear. I find I no longer casually or carefully read articles – let alone books! My days have become filled with a blend or oscillations between some variant of ‘doom scrolling’ on pop-news sites and trying to do 100 things at once while 1000 other things beg me to give them my attention for just a moment....

February 9, 2023 · 9 min · 1851 words · P.W.