Five for Friday – April 5, 2024

It’s been another too-full week – but here are a few things I’ve found worth sharing.

  • First – I don’t often use these posts to talk about the podcast, but this week was both the 10th anniversary, and our 200th episode. I promise to try to not talk about the podcast until we get to 250.
  • There’s a lot of good advice in this article on How to Self-Manage Even if You Have a Manager – just about everyone I know who’s been successful in knowledge work has inherently followed most of this advice early in their career
  • Raymond Chen’s blog is the only Microsoft blog I read. Every so often there’s yet-another-entry in his wrong-side-of-this-airtight-hatchway series where someone discovers that as an administrator, they can mess up their system. Makes me shake my head, but always still a fun read. It rather involved being on the other side of this airtight hatchway: System corruption caused by an administrator
  • It still pains me how many people “test” LLMs without any idea how they work. This quiz – Exploring LLM Weirdness: A Quiz Game has you interact with an LLM until you can teach it the right answer – and in doing so, explains the limitations of LLMs and provides a few insights into how they work.
  • Finally, I’ve been taking a break from Starfield and Baldur’s Gate to play Bloodstained. I’m always a sucker for metroidvania games, and this one has been a lot of fun so far

Once again, thanks for reading – see ya’ in a week.

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