… and we’re back! I missed you, situation normies. As a careful custodian of your inbox, you know that I didn’t publish Situation Normal last Wednesday, or Sunday. At the top of the last email I sent you, I explained that I’d be taking a brief break. But people don’t read programming notes, I guess, because my inbox was overrun with emails asking questions like:
Okay, the photos made me laugh. 😂
Kudos for the proper Tabasco gift.
Don't eat the food on the floor, zero seconds, zero.
Adam Smith and his damned invisible hand. Sock puppet. Straw fingers.
AI isn't coming for anyone's job. The people who become proficient and clever at using AI are coming for lots of jobs.
AI won't kill us all, that'll be someone on an IT support desk who hits the wrong button. The last words spoken will be: "oh, oops".
LOVE Birdhouse In Your Soul, did NOT know those were the words. I thought it was oven, not outlet.
The only really important question to ask ChatGPT is “are you Hot For Teacher?”
Traveling back in time to short fraudulent companies is just the type of story prompt I can work with.
Also, maybe ask GPT-4 to write a Back to the Future sequel using that as a prompt.
The five second rule is a myth, so I just eat food off of anywhere. My invisible hand is reaching out to slap Adam Smith. Dead. If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?
Five seconds ... six seconds ... ten, I guess, if it’s not porous. Adam Smith was just the messenger. But, that’s not to say he might not have also been an asshole. Those things don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I’m dead inside. Who put the “ram” in the ram-a-lama-ding-dong?
Aw. You got my snacklebox in there. Niiice.
1. We have a dog, so nothing stays on the floor longer than 5 nanoseconds.
4. Could I have this dance for the rest of my life? Would you be my partner every night? I want you to chat up ChatGTP is what I'm saying.
5. Valuing your time after two years of free content for all makes total sense to me. I recently started clocking my "work" hours, because I want to know how much time I actually spend, writing, creating content, r&d, etc. By the way, we're networking right now. ⏱️🤔
Great (not Good) Luck on the journey Michael. Your writing is fun and mixed in just right with topical, political, and opinion. I never know what I might get when I tune in. I can appreciate how much repetition has sharpened your Newslettter. It is bright and consistent. 90% of life, as they say, is showing up.
Hmmm I always thought it was a 3 second rule? You’ve had a whole extra 2 seconds to salvage food your entire life! 🙃
If you're thinking of making the ChatGPT things a regularly occuring segment, may I suggest the name "Hypothetical Picnic"?
I like the out sourcing your input/ideas. It's good to have folks on the look out for material. Can't be omni-present or omniscient unless that NDA is a bigger bombshell than you let on.
haha you "substacker" pros are ALL about the $
(not that theres Anything Wrong with that lol)
So much good here. First and foremost, wishing you a solid Q2.
Speaking of, please refrain from further besmirchment of my brother from another’s druthers, Jeff beztos. My blood simple so to speak. He’s frail. And Q2s are notoriously hard for him (“how long till cyber Monday,” he wails)
Listening to TMBG. What album do I start w? I listened as a kid but it was just the songs I downloaded on Kazaa
Congrats on this update to your paid offering. Everyone should pay for this, including me. I think I’m paid already but if not I’ll go paid NOW
I do frequently play that song and appreciate learning what the outlet is a metaphorical representation of. Having ChatGPT explain song lyrics to you may be its best use yet!
honestly stuff like "did elon musk buy the internet and accidentally unplug it" is the one bit of dna one could clone your brain from....its a smart knowing funny one
lol i was born in 1956 nuff said
dad was a marine and a teacher/coach
ya u got tha vibe
tell the girls im 40 tho