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Apple gets into creepy AI narrated audio books.

January 6, 2023 - 14:52 -- Admin

All of the AI hot takes are about artists and writers losing work to the bots, but I read yesterday that Apple has very, very quietly released a series of audiobooks narrated by ‘digital voices’.

They’re not easy to find. There is no separate category. But you can track them down. They’re almost genre titles by small indie publishers.

Stuff like this.

The Washington Post wants me to do a deep clean of my entire house, and this is what's wrong with the media today.

January 5, 2023 - 09:50 -- Admin

Twelve simple hacks to declutter your life, they said. Take control of your new year and your existence, they promised. Great, I thought. Sounds good. Minimal effort for maximum pay off. My kinda listicle.

But the first suggestion was to execute a maximum Covid style deep clean of your entire house at which point I almost stopped reading.

Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Not much of a life hack, either. More of your major life change, I would’ve thought.

Rogue heroes.

January 4, 2023 - 15:33 -- Admin

I read about this series recently and thought it sounded like good fun. My thanks to Beeso for the heads up when the trailer dropped. It looks even better than I imagined.

What I did on my holiday

January 3, 2023 - 18:25 -- Admin

We flew out to Singapore on Boxing Day, intending to spend the better part of a week just hanging out and knocking back some food and drink. Like a lot of people I’d been through Singapore airport plenty of times but had never escaped the terminal.

How to build a small business...

December 23, 2022 - 14:47 -- Admin

… Give Elon Musk a large one.

Badda bing!

I promised myself a while back that I wouldn’t post political content here. And honestly, I’m not. Even if Musk’s revealed sympathies were pure squishcuck, I’d still marvel at what he’s ‘achieved’ in the last couple of months.