The Problem with Bad Web Content is Google

Wix CEO Avishai Abrahami on Decoder:

I also probably have the luxury place of being in the spot where I see more websites than anybody else on the planet, and I know the results on Google, so I can see a lot of the things behind the algorithm. If Google will decide one day to remove fake content, there’ll be no fair content in Google.

Another reason to use Kagi.

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The Limits and Potential of AI

Artificial intelligence has captured the imagination of the tech industry. Using enormous datasets scraped from the Internet OpenAI built ChatGPT, an AI that seems to act human. OpenAI’s dominance of the field has come into question with the surprise ouster of Sam Altman. Are AIs proponents over-promising its capabilities? Are the critics missing key advantages and limitations? I have been trying to use it to code for the past few months, and am surprised at how far it still has to grow.

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A New Half Marathon Personal Record

Yesterday I ran the BAA Half Marathon and set a new personal record: 1 hour, 48 minutes, and 20 seconds. This unofficial finish time is 1 minute and 39 seconds faster than I was in 2018. After being benched for nearly a year and failing to meet or exceed any of my personal records pre-COVID, this feels fantastic.

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Use Selenium with Docker and RSpec

This is a technical post, meant to share knowledge from my adventures on a work project yesterday. The combination of using an official Docker selenium Chrome image and Rails system tests is not well documented if you use RSpec. My contribution is below the fold.

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The Porsche Driving Experience

On Saturday I made a pit stop on the way to the airport at the Porsche Experience Center. This monument to motorsport is equipped with two tracks, a museum, a cafe, restaurant, and simulator room. The primary thing on offer is an experience of 90 minutes with the Porsche that you pick. The price point is on the higher side, but you get what you pay for.

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