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DALL·E 2 Review and Demo

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

Open AI’s Dall-E 2 is now available to everyone. What can it do, what can’t it do, and where is it going?

Happy beaver in turtleneck
DALL·E 2 prompt “happy beaver wearing a red turtleneck, studio, portrait, facing camera, studio, dark bg”
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Whisper AI

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Whisper is an open source English speech recognition released by Open AI. A quick review, some testing and throw it some curve balls.

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Pixelmogrifier

Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Using Python, OpenCV2, take an image and pixel-ize it without Photoshop (with apologies to Calvin and Hobbes – Transmogrifier).

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Create 3d Printed QR Code

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

How to create QR code stl files for 3d printing, using Python, qrcodegen and OpenSCAD.

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Etsy API

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

How to use the Etsy API by using the OpenAPI spec to generate code for Java Spring Boot.

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Raspberry Pi Full Screen Browser Customization (2020-05-27-raspios-buster)

Monday, July 13th, 2020

How to remove the boot messages, icons, customize the boot splash image and background desktop, control reboot / shutdown, refresh of screens and switch browser tabs.

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Raspberry Pi Full Screen Browser (2020-05-27-raspios-buster)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

How to setup a Raspberry Pi to boot into a full screen web browser, hiding mouse pointer, disabling screen saver, putting the browser in kiosk mode and using the Raspberry Pi 4 B dual screen output.

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Raspberry Pi IR Transmitter

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

How to configure a Raspberry Pi to transmit IR output using the new kernel drivers, ir-keytable & ir-ctl, rather then LIRC. Building on the previous post, Raspberry Pi IR Receiver.

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Raspberry Pi IR Receiver

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

How to configure a Raspberry Pi to receive IR input from a remote control using the new kernel drivers, ir-keytable & ir-ctl, rather then LIRC. Then using that input to run a script to reboot the device.

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JPA JsonNode MySQL JSON Converter

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

How to implement a Spring Boot domain object / JPA entity that handles Stripe event webhook callback, using a custom @Convert to save to a MySQL database as a json type column.

(That should cover the buzzwords, Google bait and scare off anyone who doesn’t care.)

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