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 · 1826 words · P.W.

How to Record Better IRacing Replays

We’ve all been there. You had an incredible race and want to share it. You record your incredible pass or save on a single cam, watch it, and imagine what it could be. You look at the keyboard shortcuts and envision yourself as a live-event-director, smashing buttons to switch cameras at the perfect time while the recording runs. Perhaps you even tried to record like this, and realized doing that well would require a time investment on par with your sim racing addiction....

December 20, 2022 · 4 min · 664 words · P.W.

Creating Stable Diffusion Videos with SD Deforum and Visions of Chaos Animation

Animating Stable Diffusion txt2img Outputs with Deforum and Vision of Chaos If the newness and wow factor of A.I. image generators and Stable Diffusion has worn off for you, deforum animations may be just what you need – While we may not yet be at the point we can scare audiences like the Lumières did with their train video and are probably more in the Magic Lantern stage of development, I had a ton of fun generating the animations for this article....

September 25, 2022 · 8 min · 1605 words · P.W.

Fine Tuning Stable Diffusion Images with Cross Attention Control

Image Refinement with Cross Attention Control If you’ve been keeping up with the latest Stable Diffusion forks, you may have seen prompt editing get merged to the master branch of the Automatic111 repo a few days ago. There’s not a lot of information on how to use this other than a comment in the commit. I believe the repo this originated from is Cross Attention Control. The README here describes more uses than the AUTOMATIC111 commit comment talks about....

September 17, 2022 · 9 min · 1896 words · P.W.