• Midjourney: How to Use Bot Commands, Settings, and Features

    Midjourney is a fantastic AI art generator I’ve been using for almost half a year. Since the beginning, I have been extremely impressed. While it didn’t quite stand up to DALL-E or some versions of Stable Diffusion, it was an open beta and you could use the images commercially if you wished to. But since then, they’ve come out with version 3 and more recently, version 4 of Midjourney, which has blown my socks off.

    In all honesty, I can’t wait for Midjourney’s version 4 (which you can see in the “/settings” denoted as “MJ4”) to be finished with its beta, as I have a lot of silly plans to use the added features in the future.…

  • How to Fix Midjourney Errors

    “Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.” — Isaac Newton

    If you’re here, you must be having problems with the amazing AI art generator software called Midjourney. I’ve pumped out over 3,000 images with the amazing tool in the past half year and am absolutely loving it. But if you’re familiar with the software, it still has a long way to go. I do have to hand it to them, though, with just a small team they’ve accomplished an astounding feat with Midjourney.…

  • This Popular Card Game Taught Me Why Modern Capitalism Is so Incredibly Screwed Up

    I’m sure you’ve played this card game before. Some call it President, others call it Scum, Janitor, or even my personal favorite, Asshole. It’s a simple game that many of us learn as children.

    You take a full deck of cards and distribute them evenly to 4 or more players. You then follow the rules to capture cards each round, with the ultimate goal of emptying your entire hand before anyone else.

    Rules of Engagement

    The crux of this game is the rankings.…

  • Internet LEDs!

    Hey, it’s our one reader! In case you didn’t know, I have moved my articles to makerws.com and JJ Pryor is focusing on Medium for now (he needs his beer money).

    This week on Maker WS, I show you what powers my cool internet LEDs. You can play with them here. The guide has a little bit of everything: dev boards, Python, Raspberry Pi, WordPress, MySQL, and more.

    Keep checking back at TLG for updates on our new projects!…

  • Refactor! Another Look at the Arduino OBS Recording Sign

    Usually, when I start a new project I have dreams of polished, well-documented code tested for every edge case. But with a deadline quickly approaching, I often fall into the old familiar three-step routine. Google. Ctrl-c. Ctrl-v.

    That was the case with my recording sign for OBS from my recent article.

    As I was putting that article together, I notice that the Arduino code was heckin’ long. And when I was going through code for my Fakey Fakey, I realized that I could make a few small changes to the recording sign code to make it a lot shorter.…

  • Fakey Fakey! An Arduino-Based DIY Makey Makey

    When I was introduced to Makey Makey at a workshop hosted by a friend of mine last year, I saw great potential to spice up my English lessons. Then I saw the price tag.

    After a little research, I found this great instructable about how to make your own Makey Makey using an Arduino Leonardo. Besides the cost of the Leo, you can make a device that emulates most of the Makey Makey’s functions for a couple of bucks!

    I made one and it worked OK, but I found a way to make it better.…

  • A DIY Remote Control Arduino Recording Sign for OBS!

    A little rough around the edges, but it gets the job done!

    In the lesson I teach this semester, I have 50 minutes to take a group of around 14 fourth-graders that I haven’t seen since last semester and produce a video of them making a weather forecast. Due to the layout of the room, last year when I taught this lesson I was constantly running from the control section of our green screen studio to the recording area. So, this year I decided to make a remote controller.…

  • Adding a PCIe SSD to a Non-Fusion Late 2014 Mac Mini — A Guide

    Recently, I found out some of my web pages didn’t look so great on Apple devices, so I picked up a late 2014 Mac Mini so I could have a device running Safari natively. Unfortunately, after upgrading it to the latest version of macOS, it was almost too sluggish to use. So started a long, misguided journey to carry out one of the few upgrades available for this particular model of the Mini — adding a PCIe SSD.

    Note that had I done a little more research before starting this adventure, I could have avoided a bunch of headaches.…