- ✉️ 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? 🤔 ↩︎
The proliferation of ChatGPT entry points. The race to some sort of singularity?
Foreseeably, the next step in AI integration will happen on an OS level.
In the mean time, your app will always run an inferior version compared to whatever Microsoft's sells. If having ChatGPT is your sales point, you have no sales point. You only have a very volatile, very expensive ticking time bomb dependency.
On top of that, you corner yourself into dishonesty if you sell ChatGPT as your own AI. It's bullshit and you know it.
I don’t know about you guys, but watchOS 10.1.1 is still killing battery life… 😔
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.
My theory about what happened at Humane…
Founders pitch investors on a hand laser thing when it’s a napkin sketch. They raise too much money, hire too many people.
They build a prototype, but too late. Turns out the laser UI sucks and eats too much battery.
“Hmm. Investors are shopping for AI companies now… voice uses less power… pivot to AI!”
Suddenly tech has a downturn. Can’t raise another round of funding. They launch an alpha.
They know it’s doomed. It’s an advertisement for acquirers.
Sounds like a plan.
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.
👉🏻 One quick question for my followers or readers: for those using AI (often or not), did you think of any usage rules that could form your ethical view on AI in your work or personal life? Would you mind sharing those rules with me? I’ll start with one of mine: Use AI on non-controversial subjects.
Following the episode (#097) of Hemispheric Views, it’s my turn, I guess, with a little twist for the post title. 😜
And here is the next edition (2023/44) of my weekly creative summary. The newsletter edition is coming out later today by email! Enjoy. 😅
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…
Following the release of Ghost’s new “Recommendations” feature this week, I set up my recommendations list. Some here might recognize themselves! 👀
It’s probably my best screenshot of yesterday’s Scary Fast event. Happy Halloween, everyone! 👻
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? 🤔