The Circinaut Blog

Thinking About AI UX

December 02, 2023

What do you do when you can't make your application faster? What if you don't really want to?...

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Does the US Really Need CAIOs?

November 29, 2023

President Biden figures we need hundreds of new PhD Chief AI Officers. Hmmm....

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Why Does Proprietary Tech Scare Me, You Ask?

November 21, 2023

Some thoughts on the OpenAI Altman debacle and doing Tech Tai Chi....

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It's the Little Things (That Get You)

November 14, 2023

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Migrating towards ChatGPT from local?!

November 12, 2023

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Implementing Pubsub with React, Remix, and Redis

November 09, 2023

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Dealing with Timeouts with the ChatGPT API

November 08, 2023

How I dealt with ChatGPT's slow API and my CirciBot chatbot timing out on Netlify....

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Meet CirciBot

November 05, 2023

CirciBot is a quick demo of how you can use your own content to create a helpful chatbot and more......

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Back to Making Fun of AI

October 27, 2023

Closing the week with a return to mocking our Robot Overlords. Oh, I'll be sorry....

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AI as Assistive Technology

October 25, 2023

Here's a spin on AI I bet you didn't think you'd hear from me: AI is an assistive technology....

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Data: Analysis is the Easy Part

October 20, 2023

Most of the time, getting the data you need in a format that you can use is harder than knowing what to do with it....

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When AI Turns Back into API...

October 17, 2023

l've been doing a bunch of projects with large language models, and one thing I've noticed is that you often really NEED the consistency that a GraphQL or REST query gives you but generative AI doesn't....

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Why do you do this consulting work? Don't you HAVE a job?

September 22, 2023

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The Cobbler's Kids' Shoes (Again)

August 30, 2023

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AI Doesn't "Misspeak" or "Hallucinate"

August 28, 2023

AI is not a person. It is, ultimately, software. People hallucinate. People misspeak. Software is just wrong. ...

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Why AI Might Not Be the End of the World

May 11, 2023

Why I don't think AI is going to bring about the end of work as we know it. Yet....

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Why I'm a Fan of ChatGPT and Co-Pilot

February 27, 2023

A little opinion piece on how I find myself regularly using AI tools now, and why I think they actually enhance creativity....

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Using natural language processing in a Slack chatbot to save everyone a lot of time.

February 24, 2023

Riding the ChatGPT wave in a practical way with a Slack chatbot...

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The Move to Hasura

February 10, 2023

A quick note to say that the move off of strapi took about 15 minutes. No CMS UI, so it's a little janky for editing, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'll deal with it....

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Mysterious animate on scroll Remix bug not actually that mysterious.

February 07, 2023

You ever have one of those days where you're SURE you know what's wrong. So sure that you ignore the obvious?...

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Strapi, I barely knew ye.

February 07, 2023

Open source is great. I'm a huge fan. But, sometimes, maintainers wander off. Sometimes, the project takes a left when I want it to take a right. The latter is Strapi. So, maybe, it's time we say goodbye. No hard feelings....

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Hey, Rian... your site looks weird. Site upgrade, ep. 2

February 03, 2023

Some notes from my site upgrade from Next.js to Remix Run and @material-ui to @mui, among other things....

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Oops: The Cobbler's Kids' Shoes Edition

February 03, 2023

My mail broke, and I didn't notice. So most of the leads that came in to this site last year went ignored. Oops. This is that story....

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Upgrading Strapi to v4 and moving to Remix

January 21, 2023

Well, it's been a year, and I finally have a few minutes to upgrade some of the bits I use on this site. If you have any interest in Strapi v3-v4 and/or Next.js -> Remix, feel free to follow along....

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What's a headless CMS? That sounds scary, Rian.

January 16, 2022

A headless CMS sounds a little terrifying, but they're a great way to "decouple" your site from your content. Rian explains the idea and benefits of the headless CMS approach....

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SEO and Snakeoil Salesmen

January 12, 2022

Why is it that SEO is such a den of vipers? Whose fault is it? Is there anything to do?...

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New Year's Resolutions: They're Dumb

January 03, 2022

New Year's Resolutions rarely work for me. They're unreasonable goals set on an arbitrary date. Here are mine for 2022....

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Build or Buy: Five Points to Consider

September 03, 2021

'Build or buy?' may be the most common question I've been asked over the years. The answer is never clear, but here are five things I like to consider when making that recommendation....

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Fractional CTO

August 10, 2021

Having just launched Circinaut's new site, I thought I'd put together a blog article to kick things off. What better subject than why Circinaut's consulting CTO services are so valuable to our clients....

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