There are times I grow weary of using Emacs (and any plain text) and start looking at prettier, pointy-clickier alternatives. This is dumb, because Emacs and Org-mode are so completely flexible and powerful that everything else pales in comparison. The novelty soon wears off and I’m back home in Emacs.
I’m giving up on scanning film with a digital camera. That process is even more annoying than using a clunky flatbed and the awful SilverFast. Last thing I want is to dick around with RAW files from my film negatives or be forced to use Lightroom because Negative Lab Pro is the only decent option for conversion. Not dealing with all that is half the reason for shooting film in the first place. Trading my Lumix S5 for a V800.
I know, I've posted the same stuff here today as I have on baty.net. I'm sorry, but I can't decide which I want to use so I'm punting and using both. If you're one of the crazy ones who happens to be subscribed to the RSS feeds for both sites, I apologize for the noise.
I’m a latecomer to AI, but I just had my first real AI revelation moment while using OpenAI’s ChatGPT. I asked it an honest question that I had and got a complete, sensible, and correct answer. It’s like if Google had a brain, or if I asked an assistant to look something up for me and report back. Here’s part of the thread:
Can you imagine where this leads? I didn’t really get it, until having the above conversation. I’d love being in high school right now. It’s like being in that brief period where calculators were still rare, so having one was like cheating. AI feels like cheating, in a good way.
This feels like the first time I dragged and resized a filled shape in MacPaint on my Macintosh Plus. Or the first time I pinched-to-zoom on the original iPhone.