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Creative Prompt Engineering for GPT-3

I’ve been playing and talking with GPT-3, and learning the fine art of Prompt Engineering.

It’s not too expensive unless you’re using it in bulk, and it’s a lot cheaper per minute of fun than stuffing quarters into video games.

Here’s one experiment that went quite well: I found something…

Sung to the tune of “I Wanna Be Sedated”, with apologies to The Ramones.

Twenty-twenty-twenty four escapes to go, I wanna be <![CDATA[
Nothin’ to markup and no where to quo-o-ote, I wanna be <![CDATA[
Just get me through the parser, put me in a node
Hurry hurry hurry before I go inline
I…

Head Phaking, Phase 1

Demo of The Sims character animation, and early design description of “head phaking” feature (November 17, 1998).

The Sims Head Faking in the Hot Tub

The Sims Character Animation Demo starts at 17:40:

The Sims Character Animation Demo starts at 17:40

From: Don Hopkins
To: Chris Trottier
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 7:57 AM
Subject: Head Phaking, phase 1

I’ve implemented a preliminary cut at head…

Demo and early design description (August 20, 1998) of The Sims object placement tool.

The Sims Object Placement Tool Moving a Table
The Sims Object Placement Tool Moving a Table

The Sims Object Placement Tool Demo starts at 4:45:

From: Don Hopkins
To: MAXIS_CTG
Date: Thursday, August 20, 1998 5:45 PM
Subject: New simple object placement and rotation implemented for arch mode!

I’ve implemented a new simple object placement mode, and turned it on…

HyperLook SimCity Demo Video

This video was badly compressed a long time ago, and was recorded in the Exploratorium so there are kids screaming maniacally and people laughing uproariously in the background! It was a pretty insane demo and the camerawoman almost dropped the camera, but I’m glad I got it all on tape…

Timeline of pie menu development by Don Hopkins.

** 1968–12–09: The Mother of All Demos

FORWARD STATEMENT / ARNAS REPORT / A1 INTRODUCTION JAN 21 68, by Douglas Engelbart
PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE AT HANDLING COMPLEX PROBLEMS--AT THEIR DAILY STRUGGLE WITH COMPLEX AND URGENT ISSUES. THE SURVIVAL OF MAN SEEMS DEPENDENT UPON IT. ANY REASONABLE POSSIBILITY SEEN BY SOCIETY FOR INCREASING THAT EFFECTIVENESS SHOULD WARRANT SERIOUS INVESTIGATION
— Doug Engelbart (1968)

The Mother of All Demos, presented by Douglas Engelbart (1968)

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzMY

Document:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mother_of_All_Demos

Augmenting…

Don Hopkins

User interface flower child. Pie menus, PizzaTool, SimCity, The Sims, Visual Programming, VR, AR, Unity3D / JavaScript bridge.

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