Book I’m Reading
I’ve wanted to read a biography on Napoleon for a long time. Libby is the best for audiobooks!
So far, two things have stood out to me about him: he had a willingness to ask any question (no matter how dumb it seemed) in the process of learning, and he communicated frequently (sending an average of a few hundred letters per month for years on end).
Podcasts I’m Listening To
This one is two parts informative and one part entertaining. I learn several things from each All In episode.
I’ve started using the Perplexity search engine at perplexity.ai. The unique thing about this new search engine is it uses OpenAI’s API to produce an LLM-like response, but it cites all of the sources it used to produce your search results.
Tweets I’m Reading
Some have asked for pics of the Revolutionary War fort we discovered inside an old plantation house in West Virginia. Almost none of the original Rev War frontier log forts survive. Historians believed an old log fort know as Byrnside’s Fort was still there, inside the walls of… pic.twitter.com/qYa2k1iTuq— The Civil Rights Lawyer (@johnbryanesq) January 7, 2024
Educating the world about #Bitcoin can be exhausting, but it’s the only way to make the transition out of 🤡 world honorably fullfilling.— Preston Pysh (@PrestonPysh) January 11, 2024
Lots of people suffering and working numerous jobs (distracted) to serve the fiat machine. We all need to be patient, empathetic, and…
Yesterday, @Harvard was sued by a group of students due to pervasive antisemitism on campus.— Bill Ackman (@BillAckman) January 12, 2024
The complaint is best described as devastating.
Based on the alleged facts which are consistent with what I have heard from students and faculty on campus, and what I have seen with my…
OpenAI’s GPT Store is here.— Rowan Cheung (@rowancheung) January 11, 2024
But most GPTs will be useless (I know because I went through hundreds).
If you want to make a useful GPT, rank high, and make money, you need to use actions.
So, here’s an advanced tutorial on how to add actions to your custom GPTs: pic.twitter.com/UY6bNIYjSB
Recently, I decided I wanted to read every page of one of my favorite websites, @OurWorldInData.— Boyan Slat (@BoyanSlat) January 13, 2024
I’m about halfway now.
Here are the 30 most surprising things I’ve learned about the world so far! 🧵
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