Encounter (again): This Person Does Not Exist

With the flood of AI generated imagery, can we still distinguish what is real and what is “fake”? Is it really fake if it was generated by an algorithm? This website shows a new face every time it is loaded, and that person does not actually exist. It’s using StyleGAN2 and was created in 2019, …

Normal Accident

The term “Normal accident” really caught my attention – how can an accident be normal? Are complex software systems, especially ones with technical debt and many knowledge transfers, destined to have (catastrophic) failures? Find below some quotes from the related Wikipedia articles (emphasis mine) and the reference. —- A system accident (or normal accident) is an “unanticipated interaction …

ArchiveBox: Open-source self-hosted web archiving.

https://github.com/ArchiveBox/ArchiveBox ArchiveBox is a powerful, self-hosted internet archiving solution to collect, save, and view sites you want to preserve offline. You can set it up as a command-line tool, web app, and desktop app (alpha), on Linux, macOS, and Windows. You can feed it URLs one at a time, or schedule regular imports from browser …

How Technology Architects make decisions

Great consideration of necessity for documenting technology decision making. Also, difficulties of culture and mentality changes. … Compensatory. This type of decision considers every alternative, analysing all criteria in low-level detail. Criteria with different scores can compensate for each other, hence the name. There are two types here: Compensatory Equal Weight – criteria are scored and …