I replaced all our blog thumbnails using DALL·E 2 for $45: here’s what I learned

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  • wai-conduit

    Haskell Web Application Interface

    I switched backends a bunch of times because everything I tried (Go stdlib HTTP, Tornado, etc.) kept getting taken out whenever I would hit the front page, either due to CPU overload or some sort of resource leak. I ended up using Warp+Wai+Servant (https://github.com/yesodweb/wai) and it has been smooth sailing since then off my $3/mo VPS. It can take thousands of req/sec without flinching (which is higher than what you see from top of HN - that maxes out at a few hundred req/s).

  • excalidraw

    Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams

    IMO, Using AI for image generation is the trend, whether we like it or not. But for me, as a software engineer, I still insist on creating pictures for my own blogs or presentations, etc.

    I'm not a painter, of course I paint badly. But I find that it is not so difficult to create a picture that expresses my ideas. Mostly I try to use https://excalidraw.com/ for sketching hand-drawn, and find the free stock pictures from https://www.freepik.com/.

    I think this is another joy of creation, like programming :-)

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  • opengraph

    A python module to parse the Open Graph Protocol

    Don't want them either, but, please blame the specs? not needfully the writers?

    https://ogp.me/#metadata opengraph requires an image, for example

  • latent-diffusion

    High-Resolution Image Synthesis with Latent Diffusion Models

    The latent-diffusion[1] I've got running at home frequently generates stock image watermarks (e.g. "The London Skyline at night in the style of Carboni"[2], images 1, 2, and 6)

    [1] https://github.com/CompVis/latent-diffusion

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