7 Things This Week [#87]

A weekly list of interesting things I found on the internet, posted on Sundays. Sometimes themed, often not.

1️⃣ Technology is getting bananas these days. Here’s a recreation of Steve Jobs’ voice responding to novel questions, in his style, through ChatGPT. 🤯 [🔗 @BEASTMODE // twitter.com] (Via John Gruber)

2️⃣ This site/Chrome extension/shortcut makes it easy to share a full ChatGPT conversation. Rather than trying to capture a huge screenshot, just share the URL it creates instead. [🔗 sharegpt.com]

3️⃣ I used to have a general disdain for plug-ins (a general mistrust in things they weren’t natively built in) but I left that feeling behind long ago. Plug-ins for web services, launcher apps, and now ChatGPT massively expand and inspire new capabilities for these tools. Seeing as ChatGPT can write code and interact with existing APIs, I think this is going to be a boon beyond our imaginations. [🔗 Mitchell Clark & James Vincent // theverge.com]

4️⃣ This LighterPack site helps you track what you bring when backpacking and how much each item weighs. It’s apparently popular with thru-hikers who tackle extreme distances and where pack weight is a key concern. [🔗 lighterpack.com] (Via Mitchell Clark // theverge.com)

5️⃣ Underscore” David Smith shares his appreciation for the quietly consistent health data that the Apple Watch collects for you. Even when fitness isn’t your focus, having that historical data is super helpful when looking at trend lines, and, in David’s case, helps reinforce that small changes to habits do make a difference over time. [🔗 David Smith // david-smith.org]

6️⃣ It’s so easy to anthropomorphize cute objects and I did so hard with this video of a slinky on a treadmill set to dramatic music. I can’t help but root for the little guy! [▶️ abzde // youtube.com] (Via Jason Kottke)

7️⃣ I loved this collection of deliberately inconvenient everyday objects, including the uncomfortable watering can” and engagement mugs”. Usually, we’re thinking about how to optimize, but in this case architect Katerina Kamprani got to stretch her creativity in the other direction. [🔗 Katerina Kamprani // theuncomfortable.com]

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