Weekly Web Harvest for 2024-02-11

University of Michigan Sells Recordings of Study Groups and Office Hours to Train AIh/t Grant Potter MonadGPT – a Hugging Face Space by Pclanglais an open source LLM model trained on early modern books created by Pierre-Carl Langlais, a cultural historian h/t Res Obscura Pinokio | PinokioPinokio is a browser that lets you install, run, […]

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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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Making a bunch of dropdowns from Google Sheets data

For some ongoing work with the AI Persona bot, I needed to create a drop down that would let you choose a country and get the cultural dimension scores. Turns out there were 120 something countries, each with six possible scores. Luckily, they were given to me in a Google Spreadsheet. Make the data In […]

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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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Google Sheets permissions issue and my beliefs about technology and institutional improvement

I was contacted by one of Middlebury’s schools abroad regarding a Google Sheets issue. It’s a pattern you’ve seen before. The main system didn’t support their edge-case needs.1 A person, who has recently moved to a new job elsewhere, set up some Google Sheets to accomplish the task. Now that this person was gone, no […]

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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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Weekly Web Harvest for 2024-01-28

[2012.15761] Learning from the Worst: Dynamically Generated Datasets to Improve Online Hate DetectionWe present a human-and-model-in-the-loop process for dynamically generating datasets and training better performing and more robust hate detection models. We provide a new dataset of ~40,000 entries, generated and labelled by trained annotators over four rounds of dynamic data creation. It includes ~15,000 […]

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