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Hi, ya’ll. Joshua Goode here.

I’m an East Tennessean, born and raised, with a love for technology, agriculture, education, commerce, and liberty.

A few of the areas I dabble in are web technologies, learning techniques, brewing, and political science.

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  • The Passing of My Father, David Watson Gregory

    The Passing of My Father, David Watson Gregory

    Just attempting to write this title has me wiping tears off my keyboard. While I’m going through the motions typically associated with what folks do when a loved one passes, I honestly don’t know what to do right now. It’s like I’m numbly navigating a painful void. As I prepared David’s obituary yesterday, I found…

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  • Reblog: Hacking Campaign Actively Exploiting Ultimate Member Plugin

    Some of my behind-the-scenes work at Automattic was featured in a WPScan¬†blog post and disclosure. While auditing logs across Automattic’s platforms, we identified an attack campaign leveraging vulnerabilities in the Ultimate Member plugin. The plugin’s developers attempted to fix the issue in version 2.6.4 but one of our Security Researchers identified that the vulnerability was…

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  • How Stoicism Helped Me Overcome the Pain of a Broken Relationship

    How Stoicism Helped Me Overcome the Pain of a Broken Relationship

    I want to share with you a deeply personal story about some struggles I encountered in a past relationship and how Stoicism, mindfulness, and its virtues helped me move past it all. It was an incredibly painful experience, but by embracing the principles of Stoicism, I was able to find peace and grow as a…

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  • AI Ethics and the Dangers of Autonomous Agents

    AI Ethics and the Dangers of Autonomous Agents

    As AI technology advances at a rapid pace, we’re witnessing a new wave of innovation. The powerful language models GPT-3.5 & GPT-4, and now autonomous agents leveraging them, are revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. However, this progress raises critical ethical questions that need to be addressed. Below, I’ll explore the ethical challenges of…

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  • Brewing with GPT: AI-PA

    Recently, I asked the gpt-3.5-turbo model to write up a New England Style IPA recipe and brew schedule. An AI IPA. Or AIPA…something like that. I asked it to use RO water, a Kveik strain, get optimal polyphenol extraction on the hot side, and aim for an SRM of 3 — with some style emulation.

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