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TIL - Block OpenAI and Meta's LLM web crawlers
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TIL llm development web
Thanks to this post from Adam Johnson, I’ve now updated my configuration to block OpenAI and Meta from crawling this website to feed their LLMs.
TIL - Getting asdf Python with tkinter working on a M2 Mac
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TIL macos python homebrew tkinter
This week I wanted to play around with tkinter a bit. But this proved to be difficult on my M2 Mac. I use asdf to manage various runtime versions, so first I checked to see if it was already working with my existing Python installation using the built in test method.
TIL - Automatically Set Your virtualenv
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TIL python poetry hatch venv direnv
I’m a big fan of using direnv to set project-specific env variables. And at one point I was using it to automatically activate my poetry virtualenv whenever I entered the directory per this function.
TIL about Sloth
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TIL macos lsof utilities homebrew open source
While looking at my Github news feed today, I spotted an app via one of Jeff Triplett’s stars. The app is Sloth by Sveinbjorn Thordarson, and it provides a GUI frontend for lsof that can quickly show you which processes are interacting with various files, directories, IP sockets, or Unix sockets.
TIL: Show Hidden Files in MacOS Finder
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TIL macos hotkeys
This is one of those silly little things that I always feel like I’m the last to learn. Admittedly, when I’m working with hidden files, I’m usually on the command line or in a text editor that already shows them.


TIL - Importing annotations from future for concise Python typing
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Python 3.10 introduced several improvements for type hints, including a much more concise Union operator. This means that instead of using: def square(number: Union[int, float]) -> Union[int, float]: return number ** 2 You can instead write this:
TIL - Running make apidocs for Read the Docs
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I was hacking on my quote service the other day, and notice that Read the Docs wasn’t building my module level documentation, which meant that anyone that wanted to look at said modules in more detail was getting a 404 error.