Month of Aug 2023
Faceswaps and AI
//Used original Mona Lisa and faceswapped with InsightFace discord bot
Theme of the Month - Faceswaps and AI
The questions that led me to the posts for Aug 2023 were:
What phrases should I say more to Evie? I want her to have the right perspective.
Where can ChatGPT go with their product roadmap?
How do you do faceswaps?
How did internet companies and apps get adopted? What gives them the 10x unlock and synergies?
August is a slow month, but I spent a lot of it with parents/in-laws visiting and poking around how to make AI a bigger part of my day-to-day job. There’s definitely a mini singularity of AI knowledge around my side projects, so hopefully that leads into more productivity unlocks and new product implementations. If nothing comes out of this, at least I have a lot of faceswapping I can do as a fun party trick.
I’m very grateful to have the resources and support to stay curious. I feel like I’ve found a perfect balance and would easily “retire” following this mental model. This is probably worth a separate post.
The blogposts I’ve published this month were:
30 Positive Sentences for Evie - I want to say these sentences more around Evie because it’ll show my curiosity and support for her growth.
30 ChatGPT Future Features - I can’t wait for ChatGPT for Business. Azure hinted a project on github that has since been removed. The private instances of ChatGPT will change company valuation numbers.
Faceswap Guide - Want to make faceswaps like I did? This is the end-to-end guide.
30 Internet and App Phases - This analysis was to better understand how common technologies went mainstream and integrated with our everyday life.
Some ideas for Sept 2023? After starting Wanessa Labs, Inc. I’m thinking about doing fewer lists of 30 and more 30 day challenges creating creative digital assets or growing a reputation by describing experiments. Time to complete some chunkier projects.
40 under 40 - I have triumphantly completed my 30 under 30 but I’ve taken a bit of a break the past 6 years due to procrastination. I would like to set new goals and tackle them.
“Our Life in Lists of 30” Book - I really need to publish this second book. I already wrote so much, but I want to complete this stage of my life so I can move forward to “Her Life in Lists of 30”
Thank you for reading and I hope everyone stays safe!
Please suggest a list of 30 and I’ll write it! I’ve written 250+ lists of 30 and only publish ones that I think other people would enjoy. It’s my fun brainstorming routine.