๐Ÿ‘‹ I’m Derrick, and this is my WordPress Blarg.


I’m an Enterprise Engineer for WordPress VIP. I’ve been with Automattic/VIP since 2015, and enjoy it every day!

On this site I mostly post WordPress and web technology related things, with a mix of whatever else is on my mind.


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  • Dall-E 2 Outpainting Experiment

    Dall-E 2 Outpainting Experiment

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    OpenAI recently introduced a new feature called Outpainting to Dall-E 2 This lets you easily expand your image without manual labor intensive hacks. With this, I decided to do a quick run through to see what’s on the other side of Bliss Now, I probably could have gotten something a lot better if I’d taken […]

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  • Stable Diffusion on M1 Macs!

    Stable Diffusion on M1 Macs!

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    Run Stable Diffusion on your M1 Macโ€™s GPU Oh yes, this is going to be awesome! (via Hacker News)

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  • Bad Hack: Restart Linux Server when memory is low ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

    Bad Hack: Restart Linux Server when memory is low ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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    I’m running something on my Raspberry Pi server that’s got a memory leak. I think it’s related to my Software Defined Radio (more on that another day), but I’m too lazy to actually track it down and fix it, so I’ve implemented the below hack to just restart my server when memory gets too low. […]

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  • Use Backticks for code in Google Docs

    Use Backticks for code in Google Docs

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    Zach Brogan, you are my new best friend! I _strongly_ prefer to write in Markdown, and when doing things in Google Docs, despite it having a “markdown” option, code blocks never worked. This is where the “Backtick” Chrome extension comes in to save the day. It just works, and converts all my backticked words and […]

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  • Fixing a broken ATOM Feed

    Fixing a broken ATOM Feed

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    My city is not known for being technologically adept, and I’m at least lucky they have a website with a CMS. Sadly though, the website offers only a broken ATOM 1.0 feed, a standard that’s old enough to drink in some countries. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work with NewsBlur, so I had to sort to building […]

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  • Quick Tip: Bash CLI params

    Quick Tip: Bash CLI params

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    While working on a bash script, I stumbled upon what I think may be the cleanest and simplest way to add CLI params to a bash script so far: This lets you use short (-V), long (–version), space separated (–user john), and equal separated (–user=john) arguments. It’s not perfect, but for a quick bash script […]

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