Daily note for 28 June 2023

Mark O’Neill on AI https://bearoneill.com/2023/06/27/daisy-daisy/

I sent out an email newsletter yesterday, just containing some of the links I have been sharing in these notes recently. I’m nopt altogether happy using TinyLetter for it, but not sure I can really justify spending real money on using something like Mailchimp (which I would have to do given the subsriber numbers). If you don’t get it, and want to, you can here: https://sensibletech.co.uk/newsletter/

“WinGPT: AI Assistant for Windows 3.1” (of course!) https://www.dialup.net/wingpt/

Relistening to the audiobook of Dan Lyons’ Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble and while it’s flawed and clearly problematic in places, it’s also pretty funny and a great takedown of the sheer brazen hypocrisy of VC backed startup land: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disrupted:_My_Misadventure_in_the_Start_Up_Bubble

“Opinionated Infrastructure: Platform Engineering for Productivity. Golden Paths and Guardrails” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXhTRxhu-i4

“Let’s welcome Meta, not block them” (more Fediverse wittering) https://www.manton.org/2023/06/27/lets-welcome-meta.html

I think in all honestly on the Fediverse platying nicely with Meta / Facebook / Threads / whatever, my view is either you’re open or your not and if you are, you have to accept some of the risks as well as the opportunities. I dare say that if some of the more esoteric Mastodon servers operating decided to block Threads, very few people would know or care. If some of the bigger ones, like mastodon.social, were to do so, that might be more of an issue.

“‘He tells you it’s all right to be miserable’: why Nick Drake enchants every new generation” https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/jun/28/he-tells-you-its-all-right-to-be-miserable-why-nick-drake-enchants-every-new-generation

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