Greetings, I’m Jason Head
Software Developer, Robotics and AI Enthusiast

I’ve been working with software for over 15 years and am interested in effort multiplying technologies

– at this point code, AI, and robotics.

If you are looking for a software developer, have an idea you would like to develop, or just have a conversation about technology: contact me

Experience / Knowledge

Contact me if you would like to hire me to help create, consult, or manage a project related to anything you see that I have done – or even something new!





Robotics Project Website:


Converting default PyTorch LLM Models to GGUF

Once I got it downloaded I tried to use the oogabooga webui, but ran into issues, so I wanted to convert it to gguf format and use with GPT4ALL. I found some good instructions: I converted the PyTorch model to GGUF in FP16 weights.Then when I got around to trying to quantize it (with out … Read more

Working with local opensource LLMs

In the previous post I covered setting up GPT4ALL, and in this post I’ll show results of tests of coding and explanation. To keep up with what LLMs are doing the best here are a couple resources: Open LLM Leaderboard Open LLM Leaderboard Report A list of coding tasks suggested to me, and adapted, that … Read more

Running LLMs (Similar to ChatGPT) on your own computer

LLM capt bots are one of the coolest and most useful technologies to come out – an encyclopedia and AI assistant in conversational form at your fingertips. There’s the standard ChatGPT, but what if you want to run things on your own computer? Opensource and free to use with little restriction?Good news, you have options! … Read more

Making Code Review Friendly and Professional

A LinkedIn post by Soumen Sarkar highlighted how tech can become depressing though negative feedback in particular.Where code reviews become tense and some engineers “lacked tact and nuance”. I suggested a fix where In this post I will explore a proof of concept using a local LLM, namely mistralai/Mistral-7B-v0.1 q8_0 Say you have this code … Read more

Photo Rig

Years ago I responded to an ad for a setup to take pictures of devices from different angles for a device reseller business.I built a wooden stand with 2 levels, put some lights on it with white light reflecting sides around it, and mounted multiple usb cameras on it, with a couple free floating cameras … Read more

Installing Your Own Local Coding Assistant (webUI and WizardLM)

Large language models (LLMs), made well known to the public by ChatGPT, are a game changer for creating software. Even for developers who have been coding for years the efficiency boost is significant, and the knowledge encoded in the model gives people access to knowledge they aren’t familiar with.LLMs like ChatGPT certainly aren’t perfect and … Read more

My GitHub Repos

My GitHub intro: Things I’ve put together:

Head Robotics

I have another site that currently mainly features work on an opensource low cost continuum robot arm.The project GitHub repo:

Optimizing LLM (ChatGPT etc.) Task Prompts

Data Resources to Feed the Machine

Here’s some data resources to feed your hungry ML models or other applications:Remember to check the data licenses for commercial friendly terms 🙂 Viva la profit 🙂 Ideally we can leave the web scraping and data gathering to others – at least one layer of separation and saving so much time. The Granddaddy:“We build and … Read more