A few good things about strings in .net 7

Back in 2003, when the web was young (and so was I), Joel Spolsky, co-creator of StackOverflow declared this: “So I have an announcement to make: if you are a programmer working in 2003 and you don’t know the basics of characters, character sets, encodings, and Unicode, and I catch you, I’m going to punish […]


Fun with #ChatGPT

Or, how quickly can you mock up a demo in ChatGPT? The morning of my presentation for DevFest 2022, a friend of mine shared that gif on Facebook. I was curious as to how quickly I could build something like that in ChatGPT. I literally prompted my way to success, in a few, somewhat poorly […]

“7000 others”

“I haven’t heard about any AI-forward projects [in the Caribbean]” – that’s a quote from a recent episode of This Week In Caribbean Tech. Admittedly, I first saw the episode it was via this tweet: The long tail of my disagreement started when I saw the tweet and it continued to percolate for a good […]


I mentioned PSI before. And I’m pretty sure I will again. Microsoft’s Platform for Situated Intelligence has a lot of potential. I was reminded about it today with this tweet: From the PSI lab, they released a great demo that I’ve spent some time playing with. With PSI, you can access all the streams of […]