2023.04.07 Issue 11
Dear Bodhisattvas, greetings!
Below is the main content of this issue, with an estimated reading time of about 4 minutes.
I came across an article this morning that compares the differences in performance, build time, and pricing of static website hosting services provided by cloud service providers such as AWS Amplify, Cloudflare, Digital Ocean, GitHub, Netlify, and Vercel.
The performance results tested by the author show that GitHub Pages is overall the fastest, followed by AWS Amplify and Cloudflare Pages. Netlify and Vercel dominate in terms of build time, with Cloudflare having the longest build time. The pricing and package options show that Cloudflare's free tier offers ample build time, but its long build time may quickly deplete it.
In conclusion, the author suggests that switching to Vercel is an obvious choice due to its better performance, faster build time, and more generous package options.
I have been using Tencent Cloud's lightweight server and only discovered Vercel when I was tinkering with Notion. When I migrated my website to Notion in February this year and powered it with Super.so, I found that Super.so also uses Vercel's static website hosting service when configuring DNS.
Later on, I decided to migrate RSSHub to Vercel as well. It was not only easy to deploy but also automatically updates. For someone like me with no coding background, using Vercel is much simpler than tinkering with Docker on a lightweight server.
Similar to Vercel, there are also Railway and Zeabur developed by Chinese developers.
The difference between the three is that Vercel focuses on front-end development and provides the Next.js framework and Serverless functions. Railway also supports various backend technologies such as Postgres, Redis, MySQL, Mongo, etc. Zeabur is similar to Railway but is still under development, so its features and services are limited.
If you are using Notion and want to build your own website, you can try the open-source and free NotionNext, which can be deployed with one click on Vercel or Zeabur. The related setup is also very simple.
Jimmy Wang's newly written Midjourney tutorial is now online, following his previous ChatGPT tutorial. You can view and learn from it on Learning Prompt.
Based on my own experience, writing a good prompt is crucial when using ChatGPT, New Bing, Google Brad, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion, as it directly affects whether you can get satisfactory answers.
Elavis Saravia summarized a framework in which a good prompt should ideally include four elements:
- Instruction: The specific task you want the model to perform.
- Context: Background information or context that can guide the model to respond better.
- Input Data: Information about the data the model needs to process.
- Output Indicator: The type or format of output we want the model to provide.
If you want a more complex framework, Matt Nigh summarized it as follows:
- Capacity and Role: The role you want ChatGPT to play.
- Insight: Background information and context.
- Statement: What you want ChatGPT to do.
- Personality: The style or manner in which you want ChatGPT to answer.
- Experiment: Requesting ChatGPT to provide multiple answers.
If you haven't tried ChatGPT yet and want to know how to register and use it, you can check out my very simple but sufficient tutorial, "A Brief Introduction to ChatGPT."
The renowned "Wanqu Daily" has finally resumed updates. Unlike its operation from 2014 to 2018, the host will return to web 1.0 and only update on the website without pushing to other channels. Additionally, instead of updating five articles and writing summaries every day as before, it will now have rolling updates with only Chinese titles.
Since 2014, I have been a reader of "Wanqu Daily," which focuses on entrepreneurship, the internet, and technology. It's like having a distant old friend recommending a few high-quality English articles every day. It is a great choice for expanding horizons, improving thinking, and practicing English reading skills.
The website itself does not provide RSS or newsletter subscriptions. However, if you use Readwise Reader, you can add the website to Readwise Reader's Feed to receive real-time updates.
How can mindfulness be integrated into life? You can try these 4 steps that I have summarized.
- Be aware of everything in the present moment, including your emotions, feelings, thoughts, etc., without judgment, interpretation, or imagination, just pure observation.
- Pay attention to your breath and use it as an object, maintaining mindfulness and focus at all times.
- Constantly observe your mindset and emotions, become aware of the emergence and manifestation of negative emotions, and understand their nature in order to reduce their harm to yourself and others.
- Integrate mindfulness into every detail of life, such as washing hands before meals, taking showers, getting dressed, etc., paying attention to the details and sensations of each action, and maintaining focus and awareness.
Five, Paid Column Updates
- "Unleashing Potential: Don't Limit Yourself"
- "Handling Multiple Ideas Simultaneously"
Six, Blog Updates
- "A Brief Introduction to ChatGPT"
- "Five Essays: Travel Habits, Feeling of Home, Flexibility, Useful Input Methods, Spiritual Life"
- "Three Essays: OpenAI Proxy Rules, E5 Developers, and Others"
Seven, Zen Teachings
"All activities are like illusions, karmic consequences are like reflections, and all actions are like echoes. The actions of Bodhisattvas are all like shadows."
Excerpt from the "Avatamsaka Sutra"
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