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Software developer images with DALL-E 3

OpenAI’s (Microsoft’s) DALL-E 3 has improved bigly on DALL-E 2 – however it also has changed styles a bit. If you compare with the age-old images from a year ago, the images are much higher quality, but what meant “expressive” … Continue reading

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java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: The Unicode character [デ] at code point [12,487] cannot be encoded as it is outside the permitted range of 0 to 255

The cause is that you’re trying to set a HTTP header in Tomcat that contains non-ASCII characters (e.g. the Location header as part of a redirect or the Content-Disposition header for a file download). This has started appearing since switching … Continue reading

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Framework Laptop Review

For 3 months I’ve now been the proud owner of a Framework Laptop, and I’m quite satisfied. Here’s a quick writeup of my experience so far. Overall Verdict Shiny (Captain Malcom Raynolds) Specs 12th gen i5, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD … Continue reading

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Software developer images with DALL-E 2

OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 produces marvelous imagery when entering simple prompts. Here’s my take at software development – the prompt is “an expressive oil painting of two software developers working on their notebooks, depicted as an explosion of a nebula”

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Svg-based 3D model in OpenSCAD via Inkscape/DXF

OpenSCAD ist a really cool tool for simple solid modeling. However, the built-in shapes naturally have their limitations, and one option for getting more details is to import SVG files. Here’s how you can do it: Create or import your … Continue reading

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