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Zagaja.com – The Problem with Bad Web Content is Google
Wix CEO Avishai Abrahami on Decoder: I also probably have the luxury place of being in the spot where I see more websites than anybody else on the planet, and I know the results on Google, so I can see a lot of the things behind the algorithm. If Google...
Bill Hunt – Scroll to Text Fragments
Simon Willison shares this tip on using URL Fragment Text Directives, a way of deep linking to elements in a web page even when there arent available ids for anchors. Check it out!
Zagaja.com – The Limits and Potential of AI
Artificial intelligence has captured the imagination of the tech industry. Using enormous datasets scraped from the Internet OpenAI built ChatGPT, an AI that seems to act human. OpenAIs dominance of the field has come into question with the surprise ouster of Sam Altman. Are AIs proponents over-promising its capabilities? Are...
Matt Bailey – Reading notes - Beloved
Beloved is every bit as heart-rending, beautiful, and erudite as I expected. Its incredibly brilliant from a technical, writerly standpoint. I also appreciated its weaponization of the gothic novel genre for racial justice and black feminist purposes. In the gothic novel of the 18th/19th centuries, we often see captured women...
Zagaja.com – A New Half Marathon Personal Record
Yesterday I ran the BAA Half Marathon and set a new personal record: 1 hour, 48 minutes, and 20 seconds. This unofficial finish time is 1 minute and 39 seconds faster than I was in 2018. After being benched for nearly a year and failing to meet or exceed any...


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