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University, I Dropped out With Perfect Scores

University: I Dropped out of Computer Science Degree with Perfect Scores

At the close of the Spring 2022 semester, I chose to exit my final exams without completing them, effectively accepting a zero score. Previously, my academic performance was exemplary and I rarely encountered academic difficulties. My decision to dropout was fueled by deep-seated frustration with a flawed educational system. This post is about why I dropped out.


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On Privacy

In this post, I'll explore my journey towards digital privacy, sharing both successful strategies and pitfalls, my thoughts on the future of privacy, and when trading privacy for security might be justified.

My foray into the world of privacy began in my young adult years, during the widespread adoption of smartphones. The emergence of apps like Instagram and Snapchat were transforming our lives. Everyone was divided between a mix of excitement and disillusionment over the power these platforms suddenly had.


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Potentiometers and Encoders For Electronics Projects

In this post we'll dive deep into the mechanics of rotary encoders and potentiometers and provide some simple code.

While both devices are essential for measuring rotational movement, they have distinct ways of operating. Rotary encoders generate digital signals, capturing both the degree of rotation and its direction – perfect for projects where precision is key. Potentiometers act as variable resistors, offering an analog output that's invaluable for it's simplicity.


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The Dawn of the GPT Store

🌐 My Experiments with CustomGPTs

❄️ Ski Snow Report: Your AI Assistant for Skiing Conditions


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A Beginner's Guide to Local Large Language Models (LLMs)

Important

This post is a work in progress and is currently incomplete. I hope to finish it soon when i have more time to experiment with LLMs

Introduction

If you're intrigued by the world of machine learning but feel overwhelmed by its complexities, you're not alone. The field is rapidly evolving, with new information coming out every day. In this beginner's guide, I'll get you up to speed with the basic knowledge to work with local LLMs, exploring everything from model parameters and quantization methods to hardware. Whether you're a hobbyist or a student, this guide aims to provide a solid foundation for your adventure into the realm of local LLMs.


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Welcome to My Blog!

Welcome to My Blog!

This blog serves as a platform where I share my experiences, knowledge, and thoughts on the latest trends in technology and related fields.

Content:

  • Current Projects: An in-depth look at the projects I'm actively working on.
  • Guides & Tutorials: Comprehensive how-tos and guides on various tech topics.
  • Technology Insights: My analysis and opinions on the latest advancements in tech.

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