πŸ—‘AI Dungeon, ☭ The Soviet Internet and more

It’s Memon Mondays!

This newsletter is my experiment to save all the cool things I find during the week and share them with my like-minded friends.

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COOL LINKS

AI Dungeon
This uses the recently popular GPT-3 to generate a story. You can type any action you think of and the AI will try to generate a story off of it. It's not always perfect but you'll be surprised at what's possible. It’s also a nice way to try out GPT-3, specially with the β€œcustom” option from main menu.

The Soviet Web
This is a tale of how the USSR almost invented their own internet. Imagine: a world where there were two internets and some countries used that instead of the current TCP/IP kind of stack. A protocol completely different and incompatible with the current system. And countries like China and India (and then Pakistan) used that instead. An east and a west internet. Only way to reach the other internet would be to go through a gateway somewhere. The competing protocols would have resulted in a performance race too on which one is technically superior. It would have been a cool alternate world to live in, although with its own problems.

US travel firm $4.5M ransom negotiation open chat
A firm was hit with a ransomware. The company agreed to pay and handed over $4.5M in bitcoin. Here is the interesting conversation that took place between the firm and the hackers.

Laws of UX
This site is a collection of some rules that can guide you when designing something.

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DEV

1-Line Layouts
Some modern CSS layout and sizing techniques.

GPU accelerated JavaScript
A library to use GPU to offload some of the processing to GPU. I haven’t gotten a chance to work with this one yet but it looks interesting and may be useful in a future project.

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MEMES

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That’s it friends! Be safe, stay home, and wash your hands.
Also inbox me if you got something cool to share!

✌️~Asad