As it turns out ChatGPT has quite a few problems. So for the time being I am only using it for things I already have skills to which to verify the veracity of what it outputs. That puts the ChatGPT And Me series of posts on indefinite hold. I am still playing around with ChatGPT for programming uses, however the progress is slow as I decided to restructure the Learning a new Programming Language with ChatGPT more than once and thus did not spend the little time I have outside of work on rewrite of the site.

So for the three new projects I 'launched' in February of last year one on hold, two I'm still working on. News years resolution: post progress reports in some timely manner.

I am focused on relaunching the site as the priority before I work on any other personal projects. So for now that is my focus.

posted by dharh 5:04 PM Jan 16th via idt

As I have mentioned before I have been working, albeit slowly, on finally finishing the conversion of the site from ColdFusion to C#.NET. By and by recently chatGPT has roared onto the internet with a bang, might even say a BING, and although code assist AI, with github, has been in a sort of beta state for the last several months (or even year?) I have thought that a way to revitalize my enthusiasm for working on this site is the start to mess around with it.

As such I have decided to do multiple things. One is to try to use chatGPT while I work in the C# code for this site and document the journey in so doing. Two, since programming and philosophy are some of the main focuses of the site, I will create a series called ChatGPT And Me (initially called Chatting With ChatGPT) where I will post various chats that I have with chatGPT on a wide range of subjects. Three, I will revive the Learning a new Programming Language series with chatGPT at the helm with critiques from me.

I'm hoping this will be fun and interesting for both me and any audience there might be.

posted by dharh 12:45 AM Feb 22nd, 2023 via idt

Saw an interesting article come up while reading: Pluralistic: Tiktok's enshittification.

posted by dharh 11:30 PM Jan 30th, 2023 via idt

I have neTodo working again, with some updates (changelog). That's about all I have to say.

posted by dharh 1:00 AM May 13th, 2022 via idt

Welp. It's been over 10 years since I last posted here. 8 years since I last did any work on this site. Many things have happened.

First it was just being lazy and not having the drive to post anything while I was working on redoing the backend of the site. Then the work slowed down to a crawl and eventually to a stop. I don't know if there is a link between my lack of drive and the health issues that started to show up in 2015, but by the end of 2016 I was in the hospital fighting for my life. A few hiccups and then Covid-19 we finally reach today.

I am still Alive

The site is not dead and neither am I. The forced change of the backend host for this site has spurred me to try again to get going with this. To bring some order in the chaos where the mind dwells.

The new host has given me some issues, half of which are currently resolved. The main thing that is working right now is the coldfusion version of neThing (v0.8) has been brought back up to full working status so I can post this.


  • Me
  • neThing (v0.8)
  • Sparce
  • neSpeeches

Not Working

  • neTodo
  • neFeedeater (probably gonna kill it)

For a list of project (incomplete, but I will update) you can go here: Projects

So here I go working again.

posted by dharh 1:25 PM Mar 25th, 2022 via idt

This post was incomplete at the time, decided to post anyway (2022-03-25)

The release of the Official Google Chromebooks is nearing. On June 15th both Acer and Samsung will begin taking orders.

So what's happened since I last did my review of the CR-48 and how might that show what's in store for these initial Chromebook consumer offerings.

What's Changed


Well for one, it doesn't suck anymore. The software has gotten alot better, in fact it was one of the first things they fixed. I still would rather they opted for a clickless pad, but at least I can do taps if I want to. All the issues of sensitivity diminishing at the edges of poor handling of right click gestures are gone. What's left is a pretty darn good touchpad that should only be better in the consumer version.

What Hasn't Changed

Keyboard & Battery Life

This should obviously be a no brainer, but one always hopes that there could be some magic voodoo in the software to eek out a few extra minutes or even hours in the battery life.

posted by dharh 1:37 AM May 30th, 2011 via idt

12. Extract uppercase words from a file, extract unique words using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using System.Threading; using System.IO; namespace lrn2CSharp12 { class Program { static void Main( string[ ] args ) { string file = ""; string line = ""; string[ ] words; List<string> upperWords = new List<string>( ); List<string> uniqueWords = new List<string>( ); Console.WriteLine( "Input name of a file to read and count words." ); Console.Write( ":" ); try { file = Console.ReadLine( ); FileStream fs = new FileStream( file, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read ); StreamReader sr = new StreamReader( fs ); while ( !sr.EndOfStream ) { line = sr.ReadLine( ); words = null; if ( line.Length != 0 ) words = line.Split( ' ' ); if ( words != null ) { foreach ( string w in words ) { if ( char.IsUpper( w[ 0 ] ) ) upperWords.Add( w ); if ( !uniqueWords.Contains( w ) ) uniqueWords.Add( w ); } } } sr.Close( ); fs.Close( ); } catch { Console.WriteLine( "WTF?!?" ); } Console.WriteLine( "Upper Words:" ); foreach ( string s in upperWords ) { Console.Write( s ); Console.WriteLine( ); } Console.WriteLine( ); Console.WriteLine( "Unique Words:" ); foreach ( string s in uniqueWords ) { Console.Write( s ); Console.WriteLine( ); } Console.WriteLine( ); Console.WriteLine( "Press esc to exit." ); while ( !keyPressHandler( Console.ReadKey( true ) ) ) { Thread.Sleep( 250 ); /* no op */ } } private static Boolean keyPressHandler( ConsoleKeyInfo input ) { if ( input.Key == ConsoleKey.Escape ) return true; return false; } } }

posted by dharh 1:08 AM May 30th, 2011 via idt

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