August 2019 Gwern.net newsletter with 2 short essays, a major new site features, and links on AI, progress, and technology; 1 short book review, and 2 long movie reviews on 'Gone with the Wind' and 'Shin Godzilla'.
2019-07-21–2021-06-11 finished certainty: log importance: 0
August 2019’s Gwern.net newsletter is now out; previous, July 2019 (archives). This is a collation of links and summary of major changes, overlapping with my Changelog; brought to you by my donors on Patreon.
popups.js: a new JS library which reads link annotations and displays them in a popup (eg WP displays title/
summary, and papers display title/ author/ date/ abstract); works on mobile; generalizes & obsoletes
popups.jsreads static annotations, removing the runtime spam, and importantly, annotations are now cached at compile-time, so additional sources can be included. It currently provides link annotations for Arxiv, bioRxiv, Pubmed Central, PLOS, Crossref, Gwern.net, and hand-written annotations, in-popup YouTube video support, with a fallback to Chrome/
Ghostscript-generated screenshot previews for all other URLs
- added more custom-SVG/text link icons for link icons (custom: arXiv/ BioRxiv (unofficial), Google Scholar, Pubmed, Internet Archive, Guardian, NYT, New Yorker, Washington Post, DeepMind, OpenAI, MIRI, Erowid)