🎵 A list of some of the music I listened to in February: https://musicthread.app/thread/2LjFFg2A0Wzqgw6hWR60oNwNfTB
Not everything, but some that especially stood out to me.
Do not seize the day. This will startle the day and may cause it to become aggressive and give you a nasty bite.
Instead approach the day calmly without making eye contact, pet it gently, and slowly enfold it in a careful embrace
If the day shows any signs of resistance to being engaged with, it is likely to turn on you. Back off and return to bed.
If you’ve got a marble statue of a philosopher or Roman general or other thing in your profile and your name makes reference to culture (or empire or ancient or something). I am hereby serving notice that I do not trust you to not turn out to be some sort of nazi in disguise. I won’t always be right but the fact it’s right more than a few times is a worry.
In my latest newsletter, I have *seven* hot takes about #StarTrek, plus a bonus rant about Roald Dahl!
Reddit: "My friend is in university and taking a history class. The professor is using ChatGPT to write essays on the history topics and the students need to mark up its essays and point out where ChatGPT is wrong and correct it."
Honestly, this is great! The students learn to check sources, discover that ChatGPT is unreliable, *and* can't use it to generate essay question answers for them, all at the same time!
Finished reading: Old Country by Matthew Query 📚
A bit of folk horror. Might have benefited from a tighter edit, though. https://micro.blog/books/9781529375466
Son number one: “Can this go in the dishwasher?”
Son number one: <leaves item on counter above dishwasher>
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