Nibble #2

Nibble #2

WebGPU, Quantum Courses, GPT is still killing it, PWA Builders, YC Chatbot and more

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๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Hola! Welcome to the #2 edition of Nibbles.

News ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ

  • โœจ Recent YC Batch has a 1.4% acceptance rate, here's a quick look at them, complete the dataset here

  • Talking about YC, someone created a Chatbot exclusively for YC's Knowledge base so that you can ask your doubts to it. Try it

  • ๐Ÿš€ Chome ships WebGPU [Link] (so, now you can develop more graphic-intensive shitty stuff and fill the web with that to poison DALL-E too)

  • ๐Ÿฃ Twitter chooses a bad-ass way again to hunt down the leaker [Link] (definitely, not the first time Elon is doing this sort of sorcery, also I like how the "The Intercept" has a section at the end "Takeaways for Leakers" ๐Ÿคฃ)

  • ๐Ÿž๏ธ Well, well, well, Guess who is back (It's Zuck Meta), Meta released SAM (Segment Anything Model) which recognizes a different object in an image with mind-blowing accuracy. It has been trained over 11M images. (so, yes our FB Images are being put to good use and what's this obsession of AI tool names with SAM{a})

  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Meet Pull, a company that lets you withdraw up to 6 months' salary in advance with a 3% fee and no interest (BNPL was definitely a mess here in India, but these guys took this to next level, also the domain reminds of some of the scariest order I have been given)

Wild World & Web ๐Ÿซ 

  • ๐Ÿ† Meet Cheetah, a Whisper & GPT-based app for passing remote SWE interviews (looking forward to the era where we'll interview LLMs and enjoy this all self-deprecating humor, joke apart it's getting really scary down here, do you guys have a link to Farming Tutorials?)

  • ๐Ÿ“บ Meet More Episodes!, it's a tool that generates the natural extension episodes to your favorite shows. (Finished watching a TV Series, wishing that there should have been more episodes of the same. Worry not. GPT-4 has got you covered)

  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Ask HN: What lesser-known accessories do you use with your computer? (yup! the idea is to find the devices to burn money, if you still have doubts, I know a guy)

  • ๐ŸŒ‰ Have you ever wondered why the Golden Gate Bridge is called "Golden Gate" when it's not Golden and not even Gate? - [Link] (we might do one nomenclature link in every post, I know tons more of them)

  • ๐Ÿฆโ€โฌ› How Killing Sparrows Led to Great Famines in China (this post is a quick reminder of how all the species on this planet live in harmony and why you shouldn't mess with things you don't understand) - Shared by Divyesh

Catch up with the tech ๐Ÿค“

  • Why you should avoid HTTP3 for some time? โš ๏ธ - Link (TLDR; your container's OS might be a bottleneck)

  • A COBOD Printer is being used to print a 2-Story 3D building in Namma Bengaluru, also, the first in India ๐Ÿ–จ๏ธ๐Ÿš๏ธ. (yup, forget Indiranagar roads, let's focus on what's easy first, huh!) - Link

  • Learn Quantum Computing with IQM Academy's Curriculum (really can't wait for these chips to be GA and then go again re-inventing all of the cryptography)

  • ๐Ÿงต Tech Opportunities you can't afford to miss in April

"Today I Learned" moments ๐Ÿคฏ

  • NaN always had a complicated relationship with NaN, indexOf joins the party as the third wheel.

  • You have the BTC whitepaper ๐Ÿ“ƒ hidden on your Mac, you can open that right now using
    open /System/Library/Image\ Capture/Devices/VirtualScanner.app/Contents/Resources/simpledoc.pdf
    Source: Twitter

  • @here only notifies all online members of the channel, while @channel or @all notifies everyone in the channel ๐Ÿ”” (been bombing 5 timezones at work lately, gotta keep it to wakey ones from now on.)

New tools in town ๐Ÿ‘€

  • EnhanceAI lets you quickly add autocomplete using AI in your applications (shorter sprints for such features now)

  • PWA Builder helps you to build packages out of PWA that can be distributed to Google, MS & Apple Store (so, we have 1 good and 1 bad news, it'll be easy to distribute your web apps and it'll be easy to distribute your web apps)

  • Freefy lets you stream music without ads in between (it is open source, and uses APIs from YT & Spotify for the sole purpose of being an alternative ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป)

  • MemeCam allows you to generate a meme from any image, just upload it and it'll add some funny and relevant text on top of the image (Content Creator era what??)

  • Copilot for Dating: Having a hard time breaking the ice? (I don't know where this thing will stop)

  • ToolBuilder, this scary tool allows you to generate AI Tools just by using prompts. (NGL, this one is scary, I wanted to build an Ingredient based recipe finder and I gave it the prompt, it took less than 5 seconds to give me a functional app)

Tools Recommendations ๐Ÿ’ซ

  • RClone: a CLI tool to manage your files on the cloud that supports all major storage providers (this one has a crazy amount of features in it, oh! and yes it comes with an experimental Web-based GUI too)

  • ProxyMan: A simple tool that lets you monitor all the network requests going out from your computer (this is pretty nifty at times, it basically creates a proxy that gives you the ability to intercept all the requests, save lives & hack stuff sometimes too)

  • Gamma: It's a new way to communicate ideas, I have been using this at work for a while. (can't say it'll replace any app from your workflow, but you can try it out)

Watching ๐Ÿ“บ

  • AlphaGo - The Movie - this one will surprisingly bring water to your eyes, it's one hell of a gripping documentary, and also reminds us of how early we started addressing AI as some unpredictable human (I mean long before GeePeeTee)

  • Why ฯ€ is in the normal distribution by 3B1B (this stuff I don't know should have been part of my degree, but anyways YT University it is!)

Meme of the week

Quote of the week

"The world will ask you who you are, and if you don't know, the world will tell you."
~ Carl Jung

Note

This newsletter might be a little stale, but the next one will come a little early as I want to keep it shorter and we are lagging by a week.
Also, I know some of you told me to tweak the banner designs a bit, I'll try to get it done by the next one.

As promised, Postcard from my trip last week

Living Root Bridge, Riwai, Meghalaya

[Alt: Living Root Bridge, Riwai, Meghalaya]

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๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Iโ€™ll see you next one!

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