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Simon Willison: TIL

Things I've learned, collected in simonw/til.

  • By Simon Willison
  • Based in United States of America
  • Roughly two posts per week
  • First post on

Posts per month

Data for this chart is available in the table below
Posts per month
Month starting Posts
Oct 2022 4
Nov 2022 14
Dec 2022 8
Jan 2023 12
Feb 2023 8
Mar 2023 13
Apr 2023 13
May 2023 7
Jun 2023 11
Jul 2023 12
Aug 2023 19
Sep 2023 11
Oct 2023 4
Nov 2023 4
Dec 2023 3
Jan 2024 10
Feb 2024 6
Mar 2024 9
Apr 2024 1

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

impaste: pasting images to piped commands on macOS
I wanted the ability to paste the image on my clipboard into a command in the macOS terminal. It turns out pbpaste only works with textual data - so copying a portion of a screenshot …
On , by Simon Willison, 200 words
Installing tools written in Go
Today I learned how to install tools from GitHub that are written in Go, using github.com/icholy/semgrepx as an example: go install github.com/icholy/semgrepx@latest Running this command grabs a copy of the GitHub repository, compiles the Go …
On , by Simon Willison, 198 words
Google Chrome --headless mode
In the README for monolith (a new Rust CLI tool for archiving HTML pages along with their images and assets) I spotted this tip for using Chrome in headless mode to execute JavaScript and output …
On , by Simon Willison, 557 words