weekly reel May 5, 2024

Bonjour bonsoir frendz, and music with new St. Vincent + dl Salo.

All born screaming, by St. Vincent (bandcamp.com)

Extreme Evolution: Drive to Divinity OST, by dl Salo (bandcamp.com)


Not just bikes: What is the “correct” speed limit? and Vox: The reckless policies that helped fill North American streets with ridiculously large cars.

AlphaPhoenix: Entropy.

[fr/qc] Le Devoir - Imposer les gains en capital ?

[fr] Clément Viktorovitch - Sciences Po, Palestine : les sophismes du gouvernement français.

[fr] Linguisticae - Lecture chez les jeunes.


Tomorrow Corporation tech demo 👏👏👏, thx James. A striking reminder of what’s possible for a dev team in control of its “tech stack”, and of how much control we sacrifice when we layer frameworks upon dependencies upon toolkits that look like free lunch, but come at a hefty { weight / performance, flexibility, maintenance } cost.

On that topic, Interview with Senior JS Dev 2024 and Prime Reacts.


Jeremy Howard: SB-1047 will stifle open-source AI and decrease safety. HN.

Prime: Copilot Workspace, Adam Neely: AI is doomed to fail the musical Turing Test. At this point I have officially no idea whether negative stances on AI are realistic or “doomer” takes. AI: global disruption by next year|decade, or confined to limited marginal improvement? Flip a coin for me.

Washed Out: The Hardest Part, “the first official commissioned music video collaboration between a music artist and filmmaker made with OpenAI’s Sora video model”.

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