homeGPT, cont’d

Stanford Alpaca takes the LLaMA pre-trained model released by the Meta AI and “fine-tunes” the model to respond better to natural language questions and prompts (exactly what chatGPT does). Note, the screenshot above is from LLaMA, not from Alpaca. This shows you the value that alpaca adds as the output from the example LLaMA is… Continue reading homeGPT, cont’d

Server-Sent Events

Server-Sent Events enable finer grained progress updates on a long-running script.

One of the HTML5 features introduced that I have not needed until now is something called “server-sent events“. It’s a strange name which I think is derived from the HTTP content-type text/event-stream which must be set on the server side script generating the events. This isn’t quite the same as web push notifications which are… Continue reading Server-Sent Events

MySQL 8.0

I’ve already run into a number of issues with MySQL 8.0. Most of them have been related to the GIS features (e.g., all functions are now named ST_, geometries must exactly match the column type, etc…). One new issue I ran into today is that my spatial indices are being ignored because I didn’t create… Continue reading MySQL 8.0