But the Dropshare client probably doesn’t yet offer a connector to CF storage. 🤷🏻♂️ ↩︎
- ✉️ Mail Client: HEY mail
- 📨 Mail Server: HEY mail + iCloud Custom Email Domain
- 📝 Notes: Craft + Apple Notes
- ✅ To-Do: Things 3
- 📷 iPhone Photo Shooting: Camera.app + Halide.app (for travel)
- 📚 Photo Management: Photos.app + Adobe Cloud
- 🗓️ Calendar: Calendar.app (Personal Life) + Fantastical.app (Work Life)
- 🗄️ Cloud file storage: iCloud
- 📰 RSS: Reeder connected to Inoreader
- 📇 Contacts: Contacts
- 🕸️ Browser: Safari (more and more using Kagi for searching)
- 💬 Chat: iMessage (WhatsApp when abroad)
- 🔖 Bookmarks: AnyBox
- 👓 Read It Later: Omnivore
- 📜 Word Processing: Ulysses
- 📊 Spreadsheets: Numbers
- Presentations: Keynote
- 🛒 Shopping Lists: Reminders
- 🧑🍳 Meal Planning: None
- 💰 Budgeting & Personal Finance: Numbers
- 🗞️ News: La Presse (Apple News for English news)
- 🎶 Music: Apple Music
- 🎧 Podcasts: PocketCast
- 🔐 Password Management: iCloud Keychain (also 1Password, I should merge with default)
Who’s shy of telling people about using Spell Checkers or Lightroom filters? 🤔 ↩︎
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.
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 🤔
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.
The more testing and experimenting I do with ChatGPT, the more I feel we are at an inflection point like Netscape or the iPhone was. We live in exciting and challenging times.
So, how is** iOS 17.2 beta3** going? Stable? I’m asking for a friend.🤭
I started subscribing to ChatGPT today so that I could experiment with Dall-E and GPT-4. I’ll probably cancel my MidJourney account if all goes well with ChatGPT. I like the idea of having one place to do many things.
I’ve been working with Apple Shortcuts editor recently1, on my iPhone and on my iPad, and boy, what a shocking experience! This editor is nearly unworkable, thanks to scrolling sluggishness, object ordering bugs, object variables becoming empty, constant freezes, keyboard masking input fields, changes not being saved and plain and simple editor crashes. 😤 What is happening with this, Apple?2 I can’t believe Viticci is able to endure this for all his work around shortcuts.
I’m working on something related to using AI in my creative work. I came up with this. AI is used through these front-end clients within my creative workflows:
- ChatGPT website - Raycast AI Chat - MidJourney - Whisper - Micro.blog podcast episode transcription - Audio Hijack Transcription block - Kagi Summarize Results, Summary Document, Ask Questions - Craft Assistant - Grammarly
And I expect this list to grow in the coming months.
Following the episode (#097) of Hemispheric Views, it’s my turn, I guess, with a little twist for the post title. 😜
For those who are curious, I just updated “my Micro-Workflows Explained” page to list all my ChatGPT and AI use cases. I’m not shy to expose when I’m using AI in my creative work1. The list of use cases is growing and reflects the relative invasion of AI in our digital landscape.
👉🏻 I’m thinking about parking my “numericcitizen” name on Threads. Just in case1. 😳 But, then, after doing a quick research, I was reminded pretty quickly that I need an Instagram account. It was at this exact moment that I thought that I should move on to something else2.
I want to augment my creative capabilities1. I’m considering the best way to pay for Augmented Intelligence (AI) services2. I’m currently subscribing to MidJourney for imagery. ChatGPT with GPT-4 is not cheap at 20 $US a month, but I get Dall.E 3. Raycast enables GPT-4 for 8 $US on top of my 8 $US, totalling 16 $US monthly, but I don’t get Dall.E 3. I prefer MidJourney over Dall.E 3 as it seems to allow more diversity in requests. And there is the ChatGPT client to consider. Raycast is one of them. MacGPT is another one. Even Grammarly and Craft are ChatGPT clients3. I need to continue my analysis. Ideas? Suggestions?
I wish Inoreader offered some form of article summarization via AI for some of my feeds…
I’m fed up of Google’s search capabilities and business model. Search results quality has gone downhill in recent years. I don’t like the visual design of Google’s online products in general, especially Google Search results formatting. What search engine are you using? Are you willing to pay for using one, if yes, which one? 🤔