The Blue Drift

"Even though he had lived all his life on the world of Synnax, which circled a star at the edges of the Blue Drift, he was not cut off from civilization..."

On GPT-3

I've seen many examples of GPT-3 outputs and interactions since it was released 11/30/22 but nothing as in depth or intimate than what I read in this article by Dan Shipper about how the author leveraged GPT-3 for daily journaling. While I'd never feel comfortable "journaling to a chatbot" I can appreciate the power of the computer prompting me daily with questions and inquiries to make my daily journaling more transparent, in depth and honest. As a daily journaler for almost ten years now...
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Collected Quotes Jan 2023

"On a very deep and personal level (during covid) we were all forced to live with the sum of decisions that we (had) made (or failed to make)....and there is an incredible despair and guilt that came with that." - John Pageau podcast "What I owe to (the Inklings) is incalculable. Is there any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire? - C.S. Lewis "It may seem like a binary outcome in the moment, but all failure scenarios are not equally bad, just as all s...
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Raskolnikov's Dream

Raskolnikov's dream of a plague "...from the depths of Asia" in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, 1866 He dreamt that the whole world was condemned to a terrible new strange plague that had come to Europe from the depths of Asia. All were to be destroyed except a very few chosen. Some new sorts of microbes were attacking the bodies of men, but these microbes were endowed with intelligence and will. Men attacked by them became at once mad and furious. But never had men considered themselve...
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Why I Write (George Orwell)

From a very early age, perhaps the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. Between the ages of about seventeen and twenty-four I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books. I was the middle child of three, but there was a gap of five years on either side, and I barely saw my father before I was eight. For this and other reasons I was somewha...
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