• Apple stock is down 2%. Coming back up “later this year”.

  • This 🎸 solo, played by Larry Carlton for Steely Dan, is such a melodic marvel and a lot of fun to play. 🎵 Kid Charlemagne.

  • Ha, ChatGPT. I caught you!

  • I have to say that in my various, limited testing of llama-3 AI model vs ChatGPT 4 Plus, I often find llama-3 following instructions better and giving more precise results. Quite surprising. These two images are ChatGPT4 and llama-3-7B run locally, which actually gave a better result.

    Result of ChatGPT4Result of llama-3-7b. Here is a poem about programming for iOS in Swift:&10;&10;`let codeFlow = "where logic meets art"&10;print("Creating an app from the heart")&10;var uiView: UIView = UIView()&10;uiView.backgroundColor = .systemBlue&10;print("Designing UI, making it new")&10;func handleTap(_ sender: UITapGestureRecognizer) {&10;    print("User tapped!")&10;}&10;print("Adding functionality, step by step")&10;swift.print("iOS dev's delight is in sight")`&10;&10;This poem contains valid Swift code, using the `let`, `var`, and `func` keywords to define a variable, an instance of a class (`UIView`), and a function. The code also uses string interpolation to print out a message.

  • So happy about the new music from David Gilmour, one of my main influences on guitar. The first single’s video is just out, and it’s a better song than I was expecting, given his previous output lately. Good energy. www.youtube.com/watch

  • I came up with this funky part Tuesday evening. It’s really fun to solo over when looped. Could be a basis for a full composition, I think. 🎵🎸

  • I’ve recently connected with a local singer and recorded his vocals for a song that has been waiting for better vocals for a couple of years 🤦🏻‍♂️. I’ve been trying to sing it myself but my vocals are not good enough. It’s a lesson I learned with my last song. Now I’m in the mixing stage.

  • Yesterday, while driving, I heard two songs on the PRM online radio that I liked. With the new history feature in Eter, I later added these albums to my Apple Music library. That’s exactly the use-case that I envisioned this feature for.

    A list of songs in Eter.The new my added album cover art in Apple Music

  • 🚀 Eter 2.0 is now on Product Hunt. If you’re part of the community, check out the launch: www.producthunt.com/posts/ete…

  • We launch Eter 2.0 (an online radio streaming app for Apple devices) on Product Hunt tomorrow. We’ll appreciate it if you follow the launch. You can get notified at www.producthunt.com/products/… Requires Product Hunt account. IYKYK.

  • The now-shut-down Apple car project was actually a cover operation. They were never going to compete with Tesla. Instead, Apple is going to compete with Space X. Also, introducing SpaceshipPlay.

  • In elections a few years from now, I’m afraid we’re going to vote for a person (or a party) that can write the “desired” prompts to the AI, asking it to suggest policies to achieve specific outcomes (fiscal, international policy, security, education etc). “Vote for me to ask AI this question!”

  • This Valentine’s Day, show your love to your musical instrument 🎷 🎸 🥁, by playing them this song: You Make Me Smile: open.spotify.com/playlist/…

  • We all know the proverb, “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are”. I think it needs a 21st century update of “Tell me who you follow on social media and I will tell you who you are”.

  • 🎵🚨 Just another reminder that last week I’ve released a new rock song of which I’m very proud.

    Take a listen and use the opportunity to follow my account, too, where you listen. Spread the word, too. Thank you.


  • Wut!? Apple brought easy category browsing back to the App Store app? Hurray.

  • Wut!? Apple brought easy category browsing back to the App Store app? Hurray.

  • 🎶 When listening to music. Do you listen to:

    1. Songs you select one by one
    2. Albums
    3. Personal playlists
    4. Curated or someone else’s playlists
    5. Radio (online)
    6. Radio (like in a car)
  • If you read books, do: 1. 📖 read one book start to finish then move to the next one 2. 📚 read a few books in parallel?

    It happens to me that I read a few in parallel. But only one of these would be a fiction. Granted, I don’t read much fiction in general.

  • Jack Stratton (Vulf), an innovative musician, talks about the business of music streaming. And wants Apple to win it back from Spotify through innovation in a business model. Good arguments and great presentation with data and humour. www.youtube.com/watch

  • 🚨 And the new single is out today. Got some positive feedback on it. It’s a light rock kind of tune. 🎸 Musicians will appreciate the lyrics, in particular. Links to listen here: distrokid.com/hyperfoll…

  • I saved so much money by not preordering Apple’s Vision Pro today that maybe I just need to buy another guitar. 🎸

  • My new single, a Beatlesque, jazz/rocky “You Make Me Smile”, is gonna be out on streaming soon (officially tomorrow). Video is going to be premiered tomorrow morning. Already available on Bandcamp. Links are here: distrokid.com/hyperfoll…

  • The macOS App Icon Book my Michael Flarup is here! As a long-time Mac-head, I’m even more excited about this one than the iOS one, with the longer history and variety of macOS icons. Also, Cashculator’s icon makes an appearance there, in the “yellow” page.

    Mac App Icon Book and its colouring bookletCashculator icon in the App Icon Book

  • On Jan 19, I’m releasing my new song, “You Make Me Smile”. This is a sneak peak: guitar solo playthrough. It’s a light, positive song, with some unexpected ending. If you want early access to the song and stay up to date with my music activities, join my newsletter at music.gorban.org.

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