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Bennett's Five Links #065
Swearing with ChatGPT; Spinning with Websites telling time
This one has swear words in it ..
The ‘life advice’ links tend to go well on this newsletter, though I’m not so sure about this one.
It’s a list of 'good … design advice’ and, if you read them all at once one after another, maybe it seems a bit much. But I’m ok with naughty words, and I liked the concept.
Some standouts include:
No. 64. Be a good fucking person.
Being a good person doesn’t mean being miserable. Some good people prioritize their own well-being. Some good people want things for themselves. Holding on to someone else’s problems is more likely to sink you than it is to buoy them. Martyrdom can be a form of self-gratification. Base your principles on the context of your experience. If your only goal in life is to make other people happy, do you really have a life?
No. 204. Be fucking authentic
You are the proof of your own fucking value. Not the sheen of your style. Not the grit of your attitude. Not the angle of your kink. Not the degree of your sway. Not the prestige of your employer. Not the accolades of your work. Not the circumference of your circle of friends. Not the height of your strength. What brought all of that together? What makes all of that work? What’s left when all of that inevitably fades? You. YOU. Y-O-fucking-U. Don’t lose touch.
Which ones speak to you?
Is it just me, or does Paul Rudd do it better?
What’s the time, Mr Website ..
I cannot think of a practical use for this website, but I loved it. It tells you the time by extracting a quote from popular literature. It’s hard to describe. I often just have it sitting open in a browser. Not practical. Fun, though.
Know which fork to use ..
Like seemingly the rest of the LinkedIn community, I’ve been really getting into ChatGPT lately.
I thought Terry Freedman’s post demonstrated the potential well. In it he asks the AI to prepare an advertisement for his newsletter in the style of a 1930s wise-guy gangster.
Brilliant. See below.
Listen here, see. You wanna be in the know, right? You wanna be ahead of the game?
Well, lemme tell ya, there's only one newsletter worth reading, and it's mine. My guy, you ain't never seen nothin' like it. We got all the inside scoop, the lowdown, the straight skinny. It's like havin' a wire to City Hall, you know what I mean?
It's for the sharp dresser, the big shot, the guy who knows which fork to use. It's for the fella who ain't satisfied with the same old, same old. You're lookin' for class, style, and a little bit of edge, ain'tcha? Well, this is it.
So don't be a chump, join the club. Sign up for my newsletter today, and you'll be livin' large, just like me."
You heard the
manbot. What are you waiting for?
Pretty pictures ..
Unfortunately I didn’t note down from where I stumbled upon this, but I really liked this person’s portfolio of artwork. You should have a flick through!