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  • When you lose the ability to write, you also lose some of your ability to think
    4 projects | | 10 May 2023
    > Totally agree, I also pay for api access and I am still trying to figure out how I can benefit from using it when it gives me blatantly incorrect commands or wrong answers.

    So here's one that saved me a bunch of time:

    Basically, I knew the package could do what I wanted; I knew it was almost certainly in GPT-4's data set; I could do it myself, but it would involve searching through all the documentation and figuring out the right bits. It just did it for me.

    Now there were a few minor bugs: It duplicated a buggy error message, and at some point later it called a "Subtree" method rather than a "Tree" method. But those were a lot easier to fix than writing the code from scratch.

    Once I had a list of 27 book names I wanted put into "canonical order" and in the form of a golang array. I could have done it myself but it would have been tedious; I just pasted the list into GPT-4, asked it what I wanted, and out popped the result.

    Here's another place it was helpful recently; I prompted:

    "We're hiring a new community manager for the $PROJECT. I'd like you to help me develop some interview questions. What information to you need about the role to help you develop more useful questions?"

    The questions it asked me about the role were really good; just answering the questions was quite a useful exercise, and I'm sure the resulting document will be a good intro to whomever we hire. I wouldn't say the resulting interview questions were brilliant, but they were solid, and I used a couple of them.

    There are times when "the form" is there for a reason; if you want something re-written in a specific form, GPT-4 can do a good job. I wrote an email recommending something to somebody's managers in a different company in a different country; then I pasted it into GPT-4 and asked if it had any suggestions. It did a fair amount of rewording, of which I decided to take about half. In this case, the "polite form" is there to avoid offense, and it's exactly what I wanted.

    I've also asked it to write some Tweets highlighting some specific aspects of an upcoming conference I'm planning. It did a good job coming up with the sort of punchy, tweet-length messages which seem to do really well.

    Connecting it to the context of the article: My day job is basically arguing with people on the internet. :-). I do read and write all day every day; but I don't write messages where diplomacy is critical, nor do I write tweets. Perhaps I could get better at those, but I don't think it's worth the effort. Am I the worse off for that? Probably not in the way the author thinks; I don't think being diplomatically polished would change my thinking that much -- much less being able to write punchy tweets.

    If I started relying on it for the core writing, however, I'd certainly be selling myself short.

  • GPT makes learning fun again
    3 projects | | 1 May 2023
    > I use boring normal free ChatGPT so maybe it's on me for not using GPT-4 or some other model, but either way, imo it's not been very impressive in the problem spaces I find myself in.

    You can use GPT-4 fairly cheap if you sign up for a developer account on and then use their playground. There you pay per usage; even though I've been using it fairly heavily, my typical monthly usage is still way under $20.

    Here's an example that both impressed me and saved me a load of time just yesterday:

  • Capture your users attention with style
    4 projects | | 1 May 2023
    In 3 words? USE THIS SCRIPT
  • AMD announces Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme chips for handheld gaming PCs - The Verge
    4 projects | | 25 Apr 2023
    You can get Syncthing to do what you are wanting, I am pretty sure. First, install Syncthing-GTK and follow these steps so it runs in the background. Next, install Tailscale VPN on all your machines. This will create a secure LAN wherever you go as long as the Tailscale daemon is running. It seems pretty easy to do on Deck, just copying the service file over and running a script. It's a bit of set up, but what's nice is it's all self-hosted so there is zero middleman.
  • New to PF2e, running Beginners Box into AV!
    2 projects | | 26 Mar 2023
    PDF to Narchy
  • sha256sum written in Python faster than GNU version in C?
    3 projects | | 28 Jan 2023
    Here is my Python code on Gitlab, also copied below.
  • Minimal Flash Drive Autorun script with support LUKS supported devices
    2 projects | | 24 Jan 2023
  • mDns workaround ?
    2 projects | | 30 Dec 2022
    You can try one of those options: You may as well check this comment about the ACLs/Firewall/VLAN configs
  • Temporary solution for the current Flatpak issues (Using the AppImage with the Flatpak profile under Firejail).
    3 projects | | 18 Dec 2022
  • -🎄- 2022 Day 5 Solutions -🎄-
    263 projects | | 4 Dec 2022
    I got a late start on my Common Lisp solution for Day 5. Fortunately, part 2 fell out of my part 1 solution.
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