I got yer ai-generated bull* right here buddy

Though I’ve got to admit it’s fun playing around with AI, I can’t help but wonder where all the images used to train the software come from. Did some artist out there draw a bull that helped train the software though they never intended their art be used that way? Or maybe the artist’s work was licensed to be used only with attribution.

So it’s fun but I feel a little creepy about using the image here. I’ll at least give a little credit to the free app I used, Draw Things (works on iPad Pro M1). Account sign-up and API key are not required to use the app.

The text of this post was written by a human being, thank you.

* This is bulltown after all.

I welcome you to explore my little webgarden.

Created something new playing with bottles - added to images.

playing with bottles

site news 12-03-22

I’ve gotta start by saying thanks to web.dev for their excellent article on using the prefers-reduced-motion media query - it was helpful in modifying the button wall so that site visitors’ system preferences are considered when it comes to displaying animated buttons. It’s simple. If your system preferences are set to reduce motion, you’ll see static buttons - if you have no preference set regarding motion, you’ll see the animated buttons.

I had recently tried a javascript approach to solving the same problem, which unfortunately, hosed the layout on mobile devices, so I abandoned it. I’m thankful to have found this simple CSS/HTML solution - it works and it’s mobile friendly. Yay!