Nibble #3

Nibble #3

Inst-Inpaint, Sea levels, SBOM, trPC, self-hosted way back, and more


6 min read

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Namaste! Welcome to the #3 edition of Nibble.

Yup! This time we are a little early but didn't want to make this thing too big, so it's better to increase frequency than content

News ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ

Wild World & Web ๐Ÿซ 

Catch up ๐Ÿค“

  • ๐Ÿ˜ถโ€๐ŸŒซ๏ธ What are Transformer Models and How do they work? by Cohere (look, I think at this point, every edition will have one such post until all of us understand how it works exactly)
    [Bonus: Illustrated Transformer]

  • ๐Ÿ“จ It's hard to catch up with AI Tech developments right now, so all you need is ML Papers of the Week

  • ๐ŸŽฎ In the last post, we discussed that Chrome shipped WebGPU, but where do you learn stuff about it? Well, here's a resource WebGPU Fundamentals

  • โšก๏ธ If you already know about tRPC, and are still not sold. Try reading this post from folks at (Every time I watch or read something about tRPC, I tend to convince my co-worker to use it, this post was not sponsored by

  • ๐Ÿ” SBOM (Software Bill of Materials) is a new way to keep track of parts/dependencies of your software and how much are they costing you in terms of security. You can read more about it at an amazing compilation of the same by unzip folks

  • ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Our favorite AI tutor Andrewj NgKarpathy did a weekend hack to build out, a movie search/recommendation engine site. (Not perfect yet, but works and the chef's kiss UI from the future reminds me of my DLD Lecture Slides from undergrad)

TILs ๐Ÿคฏ

  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ useEffect sometimes fires before paint (Dan was right, don't use useEffect and sleep like a baby at night, or use it and pluck your hair out)

  • โ˜˜๏ธ null is the smallest value in MongoDB, so only non-existent keys will return false on $gt: [$key, null]
    So, if you want to check if a key exists or not, you can use $gt: [$key, null]

  • Temptation bundling is a productivity technique that involves combining an activity that gives you instant gratification. The image below by folks at Sketchplanations

  • Crown shyness is a phenomenon observed in some tree species, in which the crowns of fully stocked trees do not touch each other. [Tweet]


New in town ๐Ÿ‘€

  • ฮฒ Apollo, a ChatGPT-powered app for real-time knowledge. Talk to it all day long through your headphones. [DM for TestFlight]

  • ๐ŸŽฅ Figma to Video - a Figma plugin that allows you to export smart animations to GIF or MP4 (as if prototypes were not enough, now you can send people proto-gifs)

  • ๐Ÿงฉ LiveBlocks - Building Collaborative components in web applications was never easy, but this tool proposes a cool way to make it easy and also claims that you can now build collaborative experiences in days, not months. (my verdict is it's a super cool product, but it won't always be a breeze using it for complex use cases, I have worked on building Collaborative UIs and they get messy quickly, but LiveBlocks should make easy ones breezy)

  • ๐Ÿ’ธ Pump - YC-backed startup that claims to reduce your AWS bill by up to 50% using AI, plus it's free and doesn't require your engineering team (I hope this ain't true, I know people who worked really hard to optimize AWS bills)

Recommendations ๐Ÿ’ซ

  • ๐Ÿ”Ž Phind: AI Search engine for developers (it's not a new tool but in the last 3 months, it has improved a lot, tried to use it for some tasks successfully)

  • ๐Ÿคซ WhisperBot, is a WhatsApp bot that sends you transcripts of voice notes. (so, now you can do dirty confidential talks without making noise)

Cool OSS Projects ๐ŸคŒ๐Ÿป

  • โณ wayback - A self-hosted archiving service integrated with Internet Archive,, IPFS, and beyond.

  • ๐Ÿš€ np - It's a better npm publish with tons of small tweaks and interactive UI (and who is a better person to create this than Almigthy Sindre Sorhus, who used to publish at least one package a day)

Meme of the week


[From good folks at Work Chronicles]

Ponder worthy words

"Most of the disorders and dysfunction in the world is caused by lack of impulse control"
~ Andrew Huberman

Where do we stand in the year?

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Note ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

Thanks for reading till here ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
We need some feedback here on the format of this newsletter/post.
We are thinking to add fewer links and more takes, plus moving this to another domain/place, as I have a co-author with me now.
We are looking for better alternatives to host this thing also, Hashnode doesn't have the best of things. So, we are open to suggestions.

You can reach out to me using any of the links on the website

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป See you in the next one!