Peter Ries

About me

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I am techy, a reader and a constant learner.

I have been married for over 30 years and live with my wife, two great kids, two dogs, a cat, three parakeets and one gecko.

I love to hack at software, develop games in JS for fun, I post to my Blog whenever an idea strikes and I love the first 10 seasons of The Simpsons TV show. I also like Colorado craft beers, travelling, punk rock and jazz. Right now, I am playing Day of Defeat: Source and I always need suggestions for my next long play game (on Steam).

You can reach me on Mastodon, or scroll down to the Contact section to say hi.


Latest Post

Jun 5, 2024

Getting LLM writing help in an ethical way

I stumbled across an interesting web-based tool recently: webpromptgenerator.com What it is, how it works The intended audience for this tool is bloggers and other writers. When you visit that page, you can make a few selections from pull down lists and the tool will then generate a prompt you can use with any of the LLM generative text services, such as ChatGPT. With that prompt, the LLM will suggest ideas for articles, or just titles or if you choose, you can ask the LLM to write a full article. Read more

All Posts

  • Getting LLM writing help in an ethical way - Jun 5, 2024
  • Lawn Mower with AC from the 50s - May 29, 2024
  • De-googling my life - update for April - Apr 21, 2024
  • Saint Siméon by Marc-Aurèle Fortin - Apr 4, 2024
  • Filebrowser as a Google Drive replacement - Mar 13, 2024
  • Super cool pictures from the original Batman TV show - Jan 22, 2024
  • De-Googling my life - step 1 - Dec 30, 2023
  • What kind of bubble is AI? (a Cory Doctorow editorial) - Dec 24, 2023
  • Advent of Code - 2023 - Day 1 - Dec 20, 2023
  • Two neat things - Nov 4, 2023
  • Online blogging with Decap - Nov 4, 2023
  • Setting up Wireguard for home use on Ubuntu - Oct 29, 2023
  • Logseq and Syncthing - Oct 28, 2023
  • Yejin Choi's AI Ted Talk - Oct 16, 2023
  • Ancient sigils, modern symbols - Sep 2, 2023
  • Nineteenth Century Newspaper Illustrations - Jul 5, 2023
  • We need a new name for Artificial Intelligence - May 10, 2023
  • Shooting Stars - Mar 18, 2023
  • Youtube Dl for Music - Feb 4, 2023
  • Fun with ChatGPT - Dec 4, 2022
  • Your humble author as a wee child - Jun 29, 2022
  • AutoKey for Linux - Feb 5, 2022
  • Crown Records - Feb 2, 2022
  • How do you spell rhythm? - Dec 13, 2021
  • Firefox on Ubuntu - How to set a local file as a homepage? - Jul 15, 2021
  • Amazon: Encouraging Anti-Vaccine Conspiracy Theorists - Jun 7, 2021
  • Reset Windows Password From CMD - Apr 18, 2021
  • Amazon : Fake Amazon reviews 'being sold in bulk' online - Feb 17, 2021
  • Trying videojs with Piwigo on a Raspberry Pi - Feb 12, 2021
  • January 6 2021 in D.C. - Jan 7, 2021
  • Amazon: Steamrolling Rivals - Dec 22, 2020
  • An idea: Decentralized personal servers - Dec 19, 2020
  • Adding playable audio files to Hugo pages - Dec 14, 2020
  • Advent of Code Days 7 to 11 - Dec 12, 2020
  • Advent of Code Day 6 - Dec 6, 2020
  • Advent of Code Day 5 - Dec 5, 2020
  • Advent of Code Day 4 - Dec 4, 2020
  • Advent of Code Day 3 - Dec 3, 2020
  • Advent of Code Day 2 - Dec 2, 2020
  • Advent of Code Day 1 - Dec 1, 2020
  • XTC: King for a Day - Nov 18, 2020
  • Amazon: Fakespot says 42 Percent of Reviews May Be Fake - Nov 7, 2020
  • Piwigo on Raspberry Pi 4 in 2020 - Oct 23, 2020
  • Displaying your Raspberry Pi’s Temperature on its home web page - Oct 11, 2020
  • November 2020 General Election - Oct 2, 2020
  • Veggie garden going strong - Aug 24, 2020
  • Recipe for Date-Almond-Cherry Snacks - Aug 3, 2020
  • New bike! Cannondale CAAD Sora 2020 - May 15, 2020
  • New Disc Golf Course coming to HR - Apr 30, 2020
  • South Metro Fire Rescue Election 2020 - Apr 26, 2020
  • Desmond Dekker 007 (1967) - Apr 10, 2020
  • Jazz At the Philharmonic 1967 - Apr 4, 2020
  • Colorado's Senate Seat in 2020 - Mar 5, 2020
  • Music on YouTube - Feb 26, 2020
  • How I solved a 'No Disk Space' error on my Pi - Feb 9, 2020
  • NSA Motivational Posters from the 50s - 70s - Feb 1, 2020
  • Good times, thanks to The Vandals - Sweatin' to the Oldies - Jan 22, 2020
  • The Evil List - Jan 18, 2020
  • Firefox - How to set a local file as a homepage? - Jan 12, 2020
  • Petros Klampanis in Denver - Jan 11, 2020
  • Privacy shouldn’t be a luxury - Jan 10, 2020
  • How to solve the Bad Options Error in jshint - Jan 6, 2020
  • Dizzy Gillespie - 1966 - Jan 3, 2020
  • Microsoft OneNote – How to add a border around an image - Dec 30, 2019
  • First post! - Dec 19, 2019

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