• Photo-editing on the iPad using Photomator is such a joy. I can’t wait to go with the upcoming iPad Pro. The iPad is the perfect devide for photo-editing with the Apple Pencil. With the switch to the OLED technology, it will be even better.

  • Before. After. πŸ“·

  • What would be the best or the most suitable Micro.blog visual theme for a travel journal type of blog? Outpost? I find it drab. Maybe Typewriter? Currently testing the latter on numericcitizen-test.micro.blog.

  • The M2 13-inch MacBook Air stays in the lineup for 999 US$. The multiplication of price points continues. πŸ€ͺ

  • The new M3 MacBook Air now supports two displays, when the laptop lid is closed.1 πŸ€”


    1. As an M2 15-inch MBA owner, I’ll pass. ↩︎

  • AI Training: Ethics or Coverage?

    Some authors on the internet are against using their content without permission to train the models behind generative AI. As a blogger, this question often comes to my mind. On one hand, I believe that training without permission poses an ethical issue. I am unsure if we have genuinely addressed … read more

  • πŸ”— Amit Gawande

    Micro posts don’t sit well on the platform, either. For all that, there’s no better platform than Micro.blog.

    I’m afraid I have to disagree. I found a great use case, for me, for Scribbles. Blips. I recently discovered that posts without titles are no longer shown in the Explore section of Scribbles. Sad. Yet, I’m a big supporter of Scribbles.

  • πŸ”— Source: Apple to Announce New Products This Week - MacRumors

    Apple plans to announce new products with press releases on its website this week, a proven source familiar with the matter told MacRumors.

    After over a year without any new iPad, is Apple going through the press release route? It can’t be about cost-cutting. Or is it? I can’t wait to see what’s in store for potential upgraders like me.

  • One Big Regret of My Digital Life

    One of the things I regret the most is not having had the idea of creating a blog in the 90s (and keeping it until today). Surprisingly, I learned about HTML, web servers like Apache and Netscape when it became popular1. I didn’t click with the idea of owning a small portion of the Internet to … read more

  • I spent part of my morning testing the creation of a GPT that has the function of producing a summary of the article referenced by a URL. The summary must be divided into three parts: a paragraph, a list of key elements, and finally a list of keywords. It’s easy to use and the results are usually excellent. However, to my surprise, many authors block access to engines like ChatGPT. This GPT will be used with Omnivore but integration is not possible. I need to copy and paste the article’s original URL into the GPT.

  • For Micro.blog lovers and enthusiasts, I made a video summarizing February improvements and additions. Enjoy.

  • Week number eight is complete. You can read my weekly creative summary right HERE! Coming up later for newsletter subscribers. Thanks for reading about my work. πŸ™πŸ»

  • Experiment with Photomator on iPad. Thoughts?

  • I made a big cleanup in my Shortcuts this morning. Boy, do I feel this app needs so much more work to be enjoyable to use. Can Apple fix this mess? Editing a long shortcut is not optimal. There should be a compressed or text-only mode with inline hyperlinks for variables and actions. Syncing is brokenβ€”no debugging option. There should be a way to turn off a shortcut so it doesn’t appear in places like share sheets. I wish Apple spent more time on Shortcuts than they do on Swift Playground. Oh, is Apple going to enable creating Shortcuts using GenAI? That would be really cool. πŸ‘€πŸ€”

  • I’m playing with my content by asking ChatGPT to summarize my blog’s monthly digest newsletter. It would be nice if we had an option to include this summary automatically using Micro.blog newsletter feature. cc @manton

  • On Single-Purpose Device Attractiveness

    This week during a work meeting with my office colleagues, one of them was using a “remarkable” tablet to take notes. I was sitting right next to him and could see the tablet in action. I must say I was impressed. It’s certain that a “remarkable” tablet offers very … read more

  • Lots of meetings today at the office. Used my iPad Pro all the time for note-taking. It’s such a wonderful and mighty device for that purpose. Even with iPadOS limitations. I’m excited for the next iteration. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next to this platform.

  • πŸ”— Tim Cook Says Apple Will ‘Break New Ground’ in Generative AI - MacRumors

    and during the event, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again commented on Apple’s AI plans. Cook said that the company will “break new ground” in generative AI in 2024. “We believe it will unlock transformative opportunities for our users,” said Cook.

    Will Apple GenAI break new ground for Apple users or to everyone compared to what is currently possible? It’s a big difference because Apple is quite behind.

  • Wow, there is a thunderstorm β›ˆοΈ right now in Montreal! Just like what would get during summer! +11C, winds. Thanks to this cold front moving in. Thanks to climate change. Tomorrow -13C. πŸ˜³πŸ«£β›ˆοΈ

  • Yesterday, while writing and editing a report for one of our clients, I used ChatGPT for two different use cases. One use case was to ask for a summarization of what “firmware” is and how critical it is. The second use case is to define the pillars of a data management and governance policy in the enterprise. On that one, I asked for more details about managing unstructured data. The ChatGPT results were mind-blowing. I know a lot about this specific IT field, and I could validate the correctness of the answers. I saved a lot of time because of ChatGPT.

    But what about my ethics?

    Should I write a disclaimer in this report that says GenAI was used to put together some portions of this report? Is the client ready and mature enough to read this disclaimer? Will he understand that ChatGPT is in fact like an assistant to whom I asked to summarize what a data governance policy is? How do I cite my sources?