💥 Hey, it’s Sunday! And, it’s time for the new edition of my Weekly Creative Summary! Enjoy. Coming up later for my lovely subscribers! 💌
For those who are new to the Micro.blog hosting service, in this video, I share a few tips and tricks for reading efficiently your Micro.blog timeline. If you aren’t new to Micro.blog. Well, you might discover a few things anyway!
Here is a quick recount of my “Ah ah moment” this morning, involving generative AI in a simple workflow. I’m still in awe about it.
If I stumble on a long and chatty YouTube video that might be interesting, I’ll use this workflow to quickly get the gist out of it. First, I use Downie (a Mac utility) to download it on my M2 MacBook Air. Then, I use the Whisper Transcription Mac app to transcribe the spoken discussion into text that I export in a PDF1. Next, I open ChatGPT, upload the PDF file and let ChatGPT ingest the content. Finally, I prompt ChatGPT with things like: what is the subject of this discussion? Are there any apps mentioned in the discussion? Who is talking? Is this a controversial subject? Generate a title for this discussion. Generate a summary in less than 300 words. Etc. It’s very effective. You can use the GPT I created for this2. Oh, and I guess you can use the same workflow for a podcast episode!
This workflow was also documented in “My Micro-Workflows Explained” mini website.
Happy with Ulysses. 😊 #iawriter7
I finished watching this video today while waiting for my car at the garage. Andrej Karpathy gives a great talk explaining Gen AI and how the whole process works, and then some more explanations about the possible future around AI. It’s a must-see.
While on my desk, I want to use my iPad Pro over Ethernet @ 1 GbE (much faster than wifi) while keeping it charging. Also, it seems that it’s not possible to prioritize Ethernet over Wireless (like we can on the Mac)1. Am I missing something? Am I the only one on earth who prefers Ethernet? Any suggestion?
It seems that Wifi needs to be disabled. ↩︎
I’m generally unfazed by black Friday sales… I buy things when I need them, not because of any deals. But, this morning, I bought a Kodak slides scanner because I have hundreds of old family slides sitting in boxes. I feel sad not to spend the time to put a new life in those memories. So there you go, a new slide scanner. I’ll probably write an extensive review of it.
If you don’t know me, but especially the places where I’m sharing and for what purpose, that is the video to watch.
With a bit of a delay, here is my weekly creative summary for week 2023/47. Coming a bit later for my subscribers! 😅
A new goal: about security: migrating my two-factor authentication from Authy to Apple’s Keychain / iCloud Passwords. Signing into any service when using Apple’s solution is too cool and efficient to pass.
It’s my most “successful” image ever on Pixelfed, by far. 😊 Testing MarsEdit Micropost feature (again).
I created my Backblaze account earlier this week to replace Dropshare Cloud. Today, I discovered that Cloudflare offers S3-compatible storage too, with a similar free tier (10 GB). Since CF is my domain name registrar, maybe I should have created my S3 bucket with them instead?1 🤔
But the Dropshare client probably doesn’t yet offer a connector to CF storage. 🤷🏻♂️ ↩︎
This week, I discovered and experienced the joy of having my two-factor authentication PIN configured within Apple’s password management, and it is a joy to set up and use most of the time1. I’m seriously thinking of leaving Authy behind2. If only Apple had a stand-alone password.app.
I should visit the Micro.blog Discover section more often… there are some gems over there from time to time.
I can’t stress enough how Apple’s Freeform is a joy to use. Is this a sleeper hit? If you don’t use it, do yourself a favour and try it. It’s the most intuitive, frictionless diagramming app out there on the Mac. And the iPad.