Weekly Web Harvest for 2024-03-31

AI bots hallucinate software packages and devs download them • The RegisterSeveral big businesses have published source code that incorporates a software package previously hallucinated by generative AI. Not only that but someone, having spotted this reoccurring hallucination, had turned that made-up dependency into a real one, which was subsequently downloaded and installed thousands of […]

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The overhead of scarcity

I’m reading a fantasy/sci-fi series called the Broken Earth.1 A theme running through it is the laws/rules that apply during times of environmental upheaval (fifth seasons). Essentially, it’s your basic post-apocalyptic, dystopian Earth with frequent geological turmoil that lead to hard times. As a result, they’ve got a bunch of rules (stone loreLore that’s carved […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2024-03-24

JavaScript Visualized – Promise Execution Models All The Way Down 3D DOM viewer, copy-paste this into your console to visualise the DOM topographically.A really different way of looking at the DOM h/t D’Arcy Stanford Prison Experiment: why famous psychology studies are now being torn apart  – VoxMany of the classic show-stopping experiments in psychology have […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2024-03-17

Pressure grows to ditch controversial forced swim test in rodent studies of depression | Science | AAAS—Nemo missed a great advertising tie in . . . just keep swimming, just keep swimming For the past few decades, scientists studying candidate antidepressant drugs have had a convenient animal test: how long a rodent dropped in water […]

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Add media storage amount to wpms sites view

For one of our multisites, I wanted an easy way to see show people the media storage usage per site. I did a bit of Googling and got a couple functions to get the size of a directory using PHP.1 Then I just appended it to the column I’d already customized to show the posts […]

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Weekly Web Harvest for 2024-03-10

How (and Why) the University of Michigan Built Its Own Closed Generative AI Tools | EDUCAUSE Reviewh/t D’Arcy Action Scheduler – Background Processing Job Queue for WordPress | Action Scheduler – Job Queue for WordPressA scalable, traceable job queue for background processing large queues of tasks in WordPress. Designed for distribution in WordPress plugins – […]

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