Mid Journey , Computer AI generated Artwork, possibilities and limitations

Mid Journey  , Computer AI generated Artwork, possibilities and limitations
In case you’re unaware , there’s a new crop of beta and public AI artwork generation technologies, that actually create some impressive looking artwork and imagery from relatively simple textual descriptions. Among the current crop of popular systems, these include: MidJourney, Dalle-E 2 , Stable Diffusion and many others… What these systems allow users of ...

Fix mount error(95): solved! Operation not supported SMB 11

Fix mount error(95): solved! Operation not supported SMB
Mounts SMB/CIFS shares with Linux It’s common practice to mount Windows file shares on Linux  using the SMB (Samba) implementation on Linux.  the command is fairly straight forward. # Install the required libraries if you haven't done that yet sudo apt update sudo apt install cifs-utils #Next mount the folder you want sudo mount -t ...

How to schedule and record live internet radio streams

How to schedule and record live internet radio streams
So recently I had a need to record a radio broadcast that happens pretty regularly, but its an overseas station, and the time zone is not convenient to get up in the middle of the night and turn on my mp3 recorder.  So I was looking for a good scheduled radio recorder, but surprisingly didn’t ...

Everything you wanted to know about Apollo Guidance Computer … great talk on details of 1st moon landing.

Everything you wanted to know about Apollo Guidance Computer ... great talk on details of 1st moon landing.
Came across a great YouTube talk on the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC)   and its role in the first moon landing.. The AGC is a historic piece of technology that got us to the moon. In a day and age (1960’s) when computers took up an entire room, this custom made piece of hardware and software  ...

Review Ford Fusion ( Mondeo) Android Car Radio infotainment with Navigation 24

Review Ford Fusion ( Mondeo)  Android Car Radio infotainment with Navigation
2014 Ford Fusion car Android radio upgrade…   Having purchased my 2014 Ford Fusion , I quickly realized that the crappy stock Ford Sync (powered by Microsoft== “Microcrap“) was not going to cut it. The stock radio Ford Sync leaves a lot to be desired, overzealous use of buttons, dated voice recognition via Sync, dated ...

simple tutorial demo of Javascript Server Sent Events SSE (EventSource) 4

simple tutorial demo of Javascript Server Sent Events SSE (EventSource)
This  easy to follow tutorial will show you how to stream server data  (sometimes called SSE’s, Server Sent Events) , in real-time to your browser. Using  Javascript’s EventSource API  interface we can seamlessly update and display on a web page real-time  server-sent data  all without the complexities of setting up a web socket server. Why ...

Deepmind’s AlphaStar crushes best StarCraft 2 players

Deepmind's AlphaStar crushes best StarCraft 2 players
So today’s Deepmind’s StartCraft AI, named AlphaStar  neural network AI thoroughly trounced a couple of top StarCraft players. The first set of matches against Dario ” TLO ” Wünsch (StarCraft II player from Germany. TLO is a former Brood War and Supreme Commander player currently playing for Team Liquid.). AlphaStar beat TLO 5 games to ...

PHP on Linux authenticate users with a Windows Server Active Directory 11

PHP on Linux authenticate users with a Windows Server Active Directory
A common request when building INTRANET web applications is to have users use only one  common shared set of  login credentials. Typically in most small and medium businesses this means that logging into a Windows Server of some kind to access the network.  Windows Servers use Active Directory (AD) ,which is  basically Microsoft’s glorified LDAP ...

Easy battery powered Mailbox Door IoT sensor using ESP32 36

Easy battery powered Mailbox Door IoT sensor using ESP32
This post is how I took my rusty (literally) old mailbox and made it into a battery powered smart mailbox (an IoT device) , that sends you an SMS  (text messagE) or MQTT alerts, and in the process  how I  learned about Arduino and particularly  the ESP32 chip which lets us relatively easily  setup with minimal ...