Waay back in 2012, I posted Moved ... to Facebook. In 2011 I became a daily Facebook poster. Weird to think that was a thing. But it's interesting to think about why it's not a thing. You can do just about anything on Facebook you can do on a blog; post pictures, text, link to things; and there are Likes, and Comments, and all kinds of infrastructure. But it's not a thing, is it? In no way was that the same as posting here. So be it.
Another oldie, from 2008: the lost art of desk checking. That was fifteen years ago, so if it was dead then, it is surely dead now? Um, no. For example, for the desk programs for my series on CUDA and GPUs, I did a lot of it. I guess dinosaurs gonna dino.
Ottmar Liebert: flow. A subject on which he is expert. "It’s difficult to know ahead of time which way the wind blows. Sometimes one recognizes what’s happening immediately, one feels the invincible flow of creativity, one feels switched ON. Sometimes one can feel the struggle."
News I can use: how to unlock the 100kph achievement badge in Zwift. You have to find the steepest downhill and ride as fast as you can in your biggest gear. Stay tuned!
Steven Wolfram: ChatGPT gets its "Wolfram Superpowers"! A great pairing. This is rather remarkable for how fast it got done as well as how powerful it is.
NotTheBee: I just asked Google's new AI chatbot "Bard" the very same question about both Biden and Trump. The difference in its answers is astounding. This is super bad. And maximally inauthentic.
One step closer to success: Reality Space's 3D-printed rocket launches, fails to reach orbit. SpaceX's early launches didn't make it either. Onward.
Interesting: Oliver Stone Releases Trailer for His Pro-Nuclear Energy Movie, ‘Nuclear Now’. Can't wait to see it.
I have found this to be true: the more you want to see a video clip on any news site, the less likely it will play when you click it. Weird that this isn't 100% by now, like clicking on an HTML link.
Michael Kagan, Nvidia's CTO, says other uses of processing power such as the artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT are more worthwhile than mining crypto. I have to agree.
Inhabitat: do you think zoos and animal parks are good or bad? A reasonable balanced analysis. They did not however consider the opportunity offered for a great afternoon with a little kid :)
And also... no pictures! I picked one for them...