Silicon Valley Bank recently collapsed as did Signature Bank. The problem is that these were completely unavoidable and were avoidable until deregulations stepped in and allowed these events to happen. As usual, I will reference the actual sources to avoid any biased opinions.Continue reading “Deregulation Keeps Biting Us”
The Ability for AI to Write Articles
Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way in recent years, and one of the areas in which it has made significant strides is in writing articles. AI-powered writing software can now produce written content that is indistinguishable from that written by humans.Continue reading “The Ability for AI to Write Articles”
Questions and Answers with ChatGPT
For those that don’t know what ChatGPT is, it’s a new service from OpenAI that basically allows you to ask a question to an Artificial Intelligence that scours millions of articles to return information. According to their FAQ, “ChatGPT is fine-tuned from GPT-3.5, a language model trained to produce text. ChatGPT was optimized for dialogue by using Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback (RLHF) – a method that uses human demonstrations to guide the model toward desired behavior.” It viewed millions of conversations across social media to return results much like how people communicate. My wife and I thought about the questions for hours before we asked, trying to keep questions non-biased, but also not something that one would simply google (or DuckDuckGo) for a quick answer. Below are the questions we asked:Read more Continue reading “Questions and Answers with ChatGPT”
Are Earlier Albums the Best for Artists? Why?
I couldn’t help but notice while I was writing my article on my favorite songs, that many of those albums were the band’s second album. Why is that? Is there data supporting my anecdote? What’s a potential cause?Continue reading “Are Earlier Albums the Best for Artists? Why?”
I wrote a letter to my 35-year-old self when I was 30
I enjoyed the last time I did it to reflect on life and changes that I did it again. Once again, I forgot about the letter for almost two years, but now I’ll reflect on it since I rediscovered it while digging through the safe while searching for some identification cards. I’ll redact some information to protect identities.Continue reading “I wrote a letter to my 35-year-old self when I was 30”
I built my own captcha
Captcha, for the uninitiated with the term, is displayed on many forms when you register for a website, and it can have impossible-to-read text. It’s fairly easy to install and common across the web. Because I’m me, I don’t want to use it. Maybe it’s “sticking it against the man” or maybe it’s naivety, or a mixture of both, I decided to build my own.Continue reading “I built my own captcha”
The Apple ecosystem vs Windows
It’s strange to use the word “ecosystem” to define a set of different devices using the same operating system. Yet, this is exactly what Apple has accomplished with its MacOs, iOS, and Apple Watch. Windows is only used on personal computers – lovingly called PC – and that’s… it?Continue reading “The Apple ecosystem vs Windows”
Are the younger generations financially worse off than older generations?
In a previous blog post, I wrote about how data can tell any story you want it to but understanding the correct data can tell the truth. I often hear things about inflation, how difficult it is to live now versus our parents, the baby boomer generation, and how rising costs and lower wages are impacting everyone. Is it true?Continue reading “Are the younger generations financially worse off than older generations?”
Best Songs Ever
I already covered the metal albums in a previous post, so I thought I’d cover what I deem are the best songs. Unlike the best metal albums ever, this list will cover many genres. Like the best metal albums list, this will not be in any particular order and many bands from that list will not appear here. If you want to skip all the writing and just listen, then I made a playlist on Youtube. Feel free to shuffle it. I’ll also keep working on this over time, so check back once in a while.
[Update] The playlist got so long that I separated metal and non-metal. This article will be non-metal, but the playlist is available here.
Nier Fundamentally Changed Me
In a previous article related to music in video games, I brought up Keichi Okabe and the video game director Yoko Taro. I think it’s time to dedicate something to them specifically because Yoko Taro changed my perspective of the world. Obviously, this contains strong spoilers.Continue reading “Nier Fundamentally Changed Me”