Week notes: 2021-05-07

Week notes for week ending May 7th 2021 SpaCy transformers for deep-learning language models a really interesting dev.to article on doing responsive design without media queries thinking about a non-work (well, -ish) project I’ve been reading more about RDF-star and the state of the current implementation in Python rdflib

Week notes: 2021-05-03

Week notes for week ending 2nd May, 2021 This is an experiment to try capturing interesting things I’ve come across in the past week (or so). Who knows how long I’ll keep this up? Hyvor talk is a commenting system for static sites that does not do privacy-unhingeing things on its basic plan (unlike, say, Disqus). It’s not free, but not that expensive. I’m trying...

And ... we're back!

Well, it has been a while since I was last here. Actually here used to be on Blogspot, but I’ve just moved everything lock, stock and barrel (well, ok, except the comments) over to a static Jekyll site. I’m writing this in April 2021, a little after the first anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. I was fortunate enough to be able to just switch...

A solution to EACCES when launching Puppeteer

Puppeteer is a very handy way to drive Chrome headless from Node scripts. On a recent project, I had it working fine in dev but it died on deployment to production with: Puppeteer failed with: { Error: spawn EACCES Recording the solution here, in case it helps someone else: the issue was Puppeteer not finding the Chrome executable. We deploy on Ubuntu, so for me...

Firefox4 on 64 bit Ubuntu

Now that Firefox 4 final is out, I wanted to switch to using it rather than version 3.x on my Ubuntu 10.10 systems. You can download a Linux version of Firefox 4.0 from the Mozilla site, but it’s 32-bit only. While it will run, the problem I found is that all of my plugins (libflashplayer, etc) stopped working. The solution is to install the 64-bit...