Color Palette Generators

I stumbled upon a hackernews thread where people have recommended many interesting tools to help with generating color palettes for various use cases. I’m creating this list for my future self, and will add other options whenever I come across one. uicolors.app : I’ve used this one when working on redesigning the user interface for my latest side project. The nice feature of uicolors.app is its Tailwind export functionality which allows you to quickly export the color palette as a Tailwind config code snippet....

2024-02-21 · 1 min · 

There Is a Huge Gap in Generative Ai

There is a huge gap in generative AI between the quality you observe when you’re playing with it open endedly, and the quality you observe when you try to use it for a task where you have a specific end goal in mind. This is I think where most of the hype/reality mismatch occurs. This accurately sums up my experience using generating AI in a daily base and building products with this technology....

2024-02-20 · 1 min · 

Office Politics

If you need another reason to hate office politics, Dave Anderson shares some awful advice on how to join office politics, one of them is: Slow down other teams If other teams move quickly, your team can become a bottleneck. That never looks good. When a wild animal is chasing you, you need to not be the slowest. Slow down your peer teams by asking for info, or starting processes. As a bonus, you look as if you’re holding a high bar....

2024-02-20 · 1 min · 

A Rant on Arc Search

Manu writes about apps and businesses who claim to replace search engines by feeding the web page content to a language model and returning the response to the user: Firstly, without a search engine in the mix, the AI has no way to search for anything. So if the goal is to replace the traditional search engine then we’re already failing. Because we’re not replacing anything, we’re just hiding it behind some AI tool....

2024-02-18 · 2 min · 

Spot the Difference

Herbert Lui writes about his experience getting writing feedback from editors: My editors were giving me comments and suggestions on all of these posts, but I noticed a tension: as I accepted these changes and resolved comments, they would effectively disappear into a basement-equivalent dropdown menu, never to see the light of day again. I would lose the majority of the feedback that I received. But it’s difficult to learn from your mistakes if you don’t reflect on them....

2024-02-16 · 2 min ·