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Make GPT write like you and other overproductive employees
Good news, everyone! I managed to teach GPT how to replicate my questionable writing style. And I released a free tool so you can do it too!
I wrote a small tool to take your blog content, feed it to AI, and give you custom instructions you can use with ChatGPT.
ChatGPT that talks like you is in equal parts awesome and annoying. Last week, when we wanted to make Kimchi, ChatGPT laid returned recipe full of Garlic and Bad Puns:
I will spare you the longer parts, but I am particularly proud of ChatGPT absolutely ignoring work-life balance, and mixing metaphors into a thick paste:
A few things I’ve read
Emanuel Maggiori shares his shocking struggle, and failure in trying to get something done in a big tech environment:
I soon realized that the project was overstaffed and most people were pretending to work. And I also realized that that was the job I was hired to do; my job was to pretend. If this had been the only time this ever happened to me, I would consider it an anomaly. Unfortunately, this has been the case with almost every tech job I’ve had for years
He goes on to explain the business reasons, management structure, and the scrum religion that leads to thousands and thousands of employees being paid to not really work at all.
This thread serves as a fantastic illustration to the above points.
It is very hard for technical managers to handle productive employees, so in the name of control and predictability, they will sabotage their productivity:
Tynan explains his home automation setup in great detail. I took plenty of notes, especially since I am gearing up for a home renovation project.
They also might seem pointless— why not just flip a few switches? The main reason is that to generate a really nice atmosphere you might need to set 4-5 lights to specific brightnesses and even colors, so you just won’t do it. It’s also just really nice to have everything set right all the time. When I walk into my office in the morning the shades are already open. The hot tub turns off and saves money when my wife and I are both outside of Vegas. The AC also goes into vacation mode automatically. When we come home everything is set back how it should be. In the early days I wondered if things were even working because I never saw any lights off. It’s nice to know that all of the doors are locked when you’re sleeping, rather than have to check them all.
A long time ago, we used to make nice doors. I wouldn’t even know where to find such a beauty now, and I am wondering how hard would it be to build a pair on my own.