Revisiting Minimal WordPress

I’ve blogged a number of times over the years about minimizing the complexity that’s exposed in WordPress’s dashboard. I’ve done that in a couple different ways. The Gravity Forms-driven front end where you avoid WP’s dashboard entirely is one path. The other way was to just remove stuff that’s like irrelevant to different groups. I […]

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Dabbling with the Mastodon API

I’ve been meaning to get all the stuff that used to be automated to Twitter to work with Mastodon. I took about 15 minutes1 after reading a Mastodon-related post from Alan to mess around and see what I could figure out. Now I’ve got 15 minutes to write it down. Consider that half an hour […]

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Request this workshop

I’m working on a DLINQ website and I’m recycling1 ideas I liked from the old ALT Lab website days.2 This one is about having a list of workshops that we normally offer and making it easy for people to request them. My goal is to try to meet people’s needs for workshops and make what […]

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WordPress and ACF as an HTML generator for Canvas Catalog

I’ve written before about trying to figure out some decent ways to customize Canvas Catalog. It’s not a straightforward path. I put together a mix of HTML and CSS on top of the basic bootstrap stuff that Catalog comes with. Unfortunately, that meant I was a choke point in creating new course listings. While we’re […]

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Multiple Regex Expressions in a Sublime Snippet

I still use Sublime when I’m not using VS Code. This isn’t the best idea but I do it anyway. One of the things I like about both programs is being able to create little shortcuts to create code I write a lot. It speeds things up and makes me more consistent. Both programs let […]

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Format paragraphs based on internal text

As part of the AI Detox, people are cutting and pasting AI/Human conversations from a little font-end chatbot I made with the ChatGPT 4 API. The responses are just in rich text for downloading/saving. The conversations look something like this. The “speaker” is automatically prepended.1 AI: Some weird sentence. Human: Some response. AI: I don’t […]

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Customizing the text in Canvas Catalog enrollment buttons

As usual, just knocking out the hit titles! Canvas Catalog just doesn’t have much in terms of options. That’s been tricky for us. We do a number of odd things. We’re getting around this so far by using the ability to put custom javascript at the catalog or sub-catalog level. It’s not what I dream […]

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OpenAI API persona builder example

This takes the previous persona builder and shows it working with the OpenAI LTI. I’ve spent about 50 cents in testing so far over three days. That’s using the ChatGPT 4 model. Pricing is based on tokens which loosely equate to computing cycles. There are different rates for different models. I think this would be […]

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Javascript voice to text and text to voice

I took some of the Mozilla example code and tweaked it a tiny bit. Pretty crazy what you can do now with voice in the browser. The example below should let you record you voice to text and then have it speak that text back to you. See the Pen speech stuff by Tom (@twwoodward) […]

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ChatGPT Prompt Generator for Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Theory

I’m working with a faculty member who wanted an AI persona for practicing difficult workplace conversations. The end goal is audio interaction and maybe a visual representation. I try to approach projects like these in stages. Can I build the stages out so that if we hit a wall, the stuff we’ve built to that […]

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