My Favorite Air Conditioner

Introduction Living in a house without central air, I’ve dreamed about getting heat pumps and mini splits installed. Until I can pull the trigger on that large project. Types of AC Units I’ve made peace with considering window AC units, which come in two main styles: window AC: They sit in your window sill. Part of the unit is inside and part of the unit is outside. portable AC: They sit entirely inside your home....

June 17, 2024 · 3 min · Greg Hilston

Argument Passing Preferences

When writing software, we often need to handle various types of input arguments. To maximize flexibility and ease of use, I propose prioritizing the following methods for accepting arguments: Command-line arguments Environment variables Default hard-coded values As we move down the list, the flexibility of defining these values decreases. Command-line Arguments Command-line arguments offer the highest level of flexibility and are the easiest for end users to provide. They can be specified directly at the terminal or included in scripts that call your program....

May 30, 2024 · 2 min · Greg Hilston

How to teach a LLM, without fine tuning!

Privately chat with your own data using RAG.

May 27, 2024 · 6 min · Greg Hilston

How To Create A Reusable Proxmox Template

Allowing you to spin up multiple cloned VMs

April 25, 2024 · 4 min · Greg Hilston

Local LLMs, AI Agents, and Crew AI, Oh My!

A walk through of how I run LLMs locally, in a Crew-like fashion.

April 19, 2024 · 8 min · Greg Hilston

How To Self Host A LLMs Web UI

How to self host a web UI to interact with LLMs, local or remote

April 18, 2024 · 2 min · Greg Hilston

How To Self Host LLMs (like Chat GPT)

How to easily run local LLMs

April 17, 2024 · 3 min · Greg Hilston

How to Dockerize JupyterLab

A full example of this repository can be found on my Github here. I often find myself exploring data using Python, Jupyter Lab, Pandas and various graphing programs. This has caused me to want to have a light weight, easy to use, and portable approach to standing up these tools. In the past, I have found myself using tools like pyenv to install a desired version of python for each project....

April 2, 2024 · 4 min · Greg Hilston

How To Downgrade Rounds The Game to Maintain Mod Compatibility

Mod compatibility was broken by a new update…

March 24, 2024 · 2 min · Greg Hilston

How I Survive Power Outages

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March 1, 2024 · 6 min · Greg Hilston