dt3: GPT4 and SVB, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Ok, Deon and Tong’s Third Podcast or maybe Exhaustion cast is a better name.

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PT3. SVB Nightmare and ChatGPT Dreams Paul, Deon & Tong

This was written in the deep despair of dealing with the SVB Closure. It still has some great tips on how to make sure your money is safe, but thankfully as I'm sure most of you know the Treasure Department stepped in to get full return of capital to uninsured depositors. Whew, nightmare averted, but the big lessons of doing good cash management still apply. https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/12/regulators-unveil-plan-to-stem-damage-from-svb-collapse.html Plus a little more about using ChatGPT in the real world from Paul. Some great points about how to deal with it and the upcoming version 4. https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/chatgpt-4-everything-we-know-so-far/ And you can even email your chatgpt requests. The commercialization is here. https://www.zdnet.com/article/chatgpt-is-coming-to-snapchat-just-dont-tell-it-your-secrets/ And you can use it to write emails in Chrome. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chatgpt-writer-write-mail/pdnenlnelpdomajfejgapbdpmjkfpjkp Or put it inside the venerable vim. https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/11k4g1i/vimai_textcode_completion_editing_and/ See https://tongfamily.com/2023/03/12/pt3-svb-nightmare-and-chatgpt-dreams/ for more information — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/richt/message

Show Notes

Wow, this week was the best of times and the worst of times. Just like a Charles Dickens novel. So we cover the incredibly hard job of keeping sane and how a little sleep and support help. Plus the resolution of the SVB crisis for us and also the best of times which is GPT4.  How can you deal with this kind of stress, it’s a great question, but the main thing to realize is that its natural to be stressed, yes, you can be Zen Buddhist, but at least for us as ordinary mortals accepting that living in this exponentially increasing world is difficult. Sometimes accepting that it’s hard helps me the most.

But there is nothing like trying to get good sleep.  The problem is how to do that. I find that when there are so many things to do, it is hard to relax.

For, I didn’t invent it, but I definitely believe in things that go in threes. But I try to list the three most important things to do each day and if I get them done by 10 AM, then I feel like the rest of the day is free. So many times, we do things that are difficult but not critical, so get those out of the way first.

But for those of you hiding under a rock,  SVB was really a disaster waiting to happen and other banks were unraveling, but the government stepped in. I feel so stupid not doing the obvious things to protect funds (but you can bet that is never going to happen again). I do think this was a great press release

I’m sure it is a controversy but living in a banking crisis definitely fits in my list of don’t do that again.   It is also the best of times with innovation in AI really accelerating with the announcement of GPT-4.  I’ve been lucky to be playing with it with an early version in Bing AI

Note on HDR Workflow… It’s coming slowly

Note that is a 4K HDR video, so watch it in all its glory, I do see the SDR versions do look a little washed out and it was recorded in SDR but someday it will be real HDR when we can find an HDR WebCam, OBS MacCapture supports HDR and Zoom does as well. In other words a long time 🙂

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