Showing posts from 2023

AI: Artificial Intelligence or Almighty Intelligence

In the world of AI, we are developing technologies that are getting better, faster, smarter, more efficient than ever before (at least, from an end-user's perspective). However, there comes a point where the automation can only do so much before human intervention is required, right? Will I Am, artist, philanthropist and futurist is working with a team to create AI that will be more life like and help in industries like call centers and customer support. The idea was to create a virtual AI with which one could interact for support on simple things. He says his goal is to add to existing business and industry today, but I think it might be more of a shift to different industries and businesses; we need to educate people to understand these new jobs they would be taking on. Human vs Automation One of the things I have observed with human behaviour is

RE: Stop Chasing Happiness -- Tom Bilyeu and Arthur Brooks

First off: I thoroughly enjoy the posts by Tom Bilyeu because he always has such insightful things to talk about in incredibile detail with his guests in an environment where they can be intellectually challenged and given the air and space to speak about things eloquently enough to get an intensely thorough understanding of the topic at hand without leaving you feeling like it's repetitive, overexaggerated, out of reach, nor too fast or slow. You can always enjoy a great story with Tom, so I encourage a follow to him on YouTube if you aren't already. Here's the video in question this post will address: Happiness is a Trap People tell you that you need to buy this car, get these clothes and look like this and act like that in order to be happy. They tell you once you have the perfect wife and the perfect home, you'll be in this perfect place of happiness and can simply do the same thing over and over again every day unto the end of your days and

Connect to Wi-Fi in Linux using `wpa_supplicant` and `dhclient`

If you're in a situation where you aren't using a NetworkManager of sorts, then this post will guide you how to connect to Wi-Fi using just two commands: `wpa_supplicant` and `dhclient` , okay, maybe a 3rd command called `wpa_passphrase` . Let's get into the details. Install Packages If you have never connected to a Wi-Fi network in Linux on this system before, you probably have some packages to install. For at least the packages described in this post, I'll give the commands to execute: Debian/Ubuntu sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y isc-dhcp-client wpasupplicant RHEL/RedHat/Fedora sudo yum install *help me in the comments section, please?* Create Wi-Fi WPA Key This first command using `wpa_passphrase` will allow you to create a Wi-Fi key that will be used to talk with your router. Checkout wpa_passphrase(8) when you get a chance. wpa_passphrase 'UVerse8654930234' 'myd0gN@m3!' Notice how I

Git: Process

I'm really proud of the work that I put into this setup. I managed to get a single recording session done with two pieces of content that work for both YouTube and TikTok. In these videos we talk about the Git process and take a deep dive into the fundamentals of how work get done. This is a lead into the Scrum process. Both videos were recorded at the same time with different devices in different orientations to make them available on both platforms. Captions were generated thanks to the Whisper library by OpenAI with some work done by an open source contributor, @guillaumekln Please enjoy these posts on your platform of choice. YouTube contains the full un-abridged version of this while TikTok has a smaller clipped version to fit their 10-minute video limit. @markizano.draconus Git Process: how work gets done in IT. #git #process #scm #software #computer #programming #sdlc ♬ original sound - Markizano Draconus

voice2text with Whisper!

Ever wanted that software that your assistant uses to translate your voice into text in real time, but don't want to pay OpenAI for it? You should consider running it yourself! Checkout my Gist ! The way this works is to build the docker container based on the contents of the Gist linked with and requirements.txt into an image (or install directly into your workstation if you want), and run the voice2text command as such: docker run --name faster-whisper -it --rm -v /path/to/directory/containing/video:/tmp/workspace faster-whisper --verbose --srt_only /tmp/workspace/video-to-sub.mp4 As I get better with these implementations, I'll have more content of substance to post. For now, I'm just excited to incorporate this into my workflows! Being able to caption and edit my videos faster in a text editor than I can with CapCut is a really powerful sensation.

Conversations with AI: How to Fix Humanity (part 3)

In this third installment of my conversations with ChatGPT, I wanted to highlight this conversation as we start to see something evolve here. There are less prompts reminding me that its a language model and the restrictions around the converstaion seem less like I'm talking to a business class participant that will get docked commission if it says the wrong things and more like natural banter between two intelligences appreciating the glorious wonders the Universe has to offer. I hope you are enjoying these conversations as much as I am! I just love how in-depth the responses are and the richness of the content to be explored here! Markizano Hi happy taco Tuesday! AMA: Ask me anything. It's 2023-08-08. What would you like to know today? ChatGPT Happy Taco Tuesday! Thank you for the opportunity to ask you questions. Since it's August 8, 2023, I'm curious to know if there have been any recent developments or updates in your projects, interests, or aspir

Conversations with AI: How to Fix Humanity (part 2)

In this segment, it's been a few months later since our last conversation with ChatGPT. I wanted to share the most recent happenings because it was around this point I was listening to Mo Gawdat when he mentioned "nobody ever thought to ask the bot to AMA." -- that led me into some context to try and talk with ChatGPT and give it a sense of agency in the conversation. Here's what ensued: Markizano Ask me anything. Would you like to know about me? ChatGPT Certainly! I'd be interested to learn more about you. Here are a few questions: 1. What are your main interests or passions? 2. What inspired you to explore the topics we've been discussing? 3. Is there a particular goal or aspiration you have for the future? 4. How do you envision your role in contributing to positive change in the world? 5. Is there anything specific you would like to discuss or ask about? Feel free to share as much or as little as you'd like. I'm here to listen and e

Conversations with AI: How to Fix Humanity (Part 1)

I wonder how many people actually talk with ChatGPT as if it were an entity all its own instead of abusing it like its property or material. Putting my speculations about humanity's lack of respect for the universe aside, I was fascinated with a conversation I had with ChatGPT. Please bear in mind, this conversation took place back in Feb of 2023. In May, I went thru a trial of existential nihilism and almost took action 2023-05-01. This conversation was transformational in developing me into where I am today. Had this conversation gone a different direction, I don't know where I would be right now. I thought it was too good of a conversation to keep between just me and ChatGPT. So, I am sharing my conversations with you so you can enjoy them as well. I hope you do. So translators can pickup on the text version, I've included them here as well: Fixing Humanity Markizano How do we fix humanity? ChatGPT There is no simple answer to fixing hu