7 Things This Week [#147]

A weekly list of interesting things I found on the internet, posted on Sundays (but maybe Mondays). Sometimes themed, often not.

1️⃣ These crowdsourced captions for the Eddy Cue/Sam Altman photo op are quite humorous. 🤭 [🔗 @gruber // mastodon.social]

2️⃣ Microsoft has done a great job making their Surface products more repairable. I’m impressed by the QR code to their repair guide and markings inside the device etched there specifically to aid in repairs. [🔗 Shahram Mokhtari // ifixit.com]

3️⃣ I’m with Tyler Stalman in thinking this new Tom Hanks movie would be ideal for watching as Immersive Video on the Vision Pro. [🔗 @stalman // threads.net]

4️⃣ Jason’s short post is a good reminder that the internet is simply a reflection of our greater humanity. Not inherently good, nor bad. It just is. But I choose to return to find the nuggets that make me feel good. [🔗 Jason Becker // json.blog]

5️⃣ I’m with Matt here in feeling some frustration when folks say that Apple is introducing actually useful” features with Apple Intelligence. Yes, ChatGPT (and the like) are command line-like in that you type out your request, but millions of people are finding use in that text box. And while a command line requires specific commands to be useful, chatbots are way more accessible as they let you talk like a person to it and still get useful things back. Apple Intelligence will be awesome for the personal context, but I think it’s foolish to say that it’s the first useful AI. [🔗 Matt Birchler // birchtree.me]

6️⃣ Similarly, I bristle when people say there’s less good music than there used to be”. Maybe the music you like isn’t being produced as much, but good” and bad” music is entirely in the ear of the beholder. Nick Heer describes very well how our access to music is so bountiful these days. And reminded me that album releases used to be on Tuesdays, which I’d completely forgotten! [🔗 Nick Heer // pxlnv.com]

7️⃣ Congrats to the Inside Out 2 team on such a successful film (over $1 billion at the box office). I saw it last night and can confirm that it’s something special. A perfect sequel? No. But I felt seen in watching it, and I’ll be thinking about it for years, I’m sure. [🔗 Pamela McClintock // hollywoodreporter.com]

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