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Getting Started with Pictory.ai and Text-to-Video

Are you interested in using video to promote your writing but aren’t quite ready to “dance dance dance” like Wednesday Adams? Text-to-video tools can help, so I took pictory.ai out for a try. What is text-to-video? Text-to-video tools take a block of text, like a blog post, and generate a

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Mastodon Servers for Writers

Which servers are best for writers joining Mastodon? Here’s how to decide where to make your new digital home… Why does Mastodon ask me to pick a server when I sign up? Mastodon is a federated social network – this makes it different to other social networks such as Twitter

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Google Issues ‘Code Red’ Over ChatGPT

Business Insider are reporting a “Code Red” alert being issued over at Google as the management team panic about the image of ChatGPT on their search engine business. It’s a great reminder that no business, no matter how large, is immune to disruption. Google is sitting on a database of

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Stable Diffusion won’t steal your art (if you tell them not to)

StabilityAI has announced that they will honour artists who choose to “opt-out” of having their artwork included AI training data for the next iteration of their picture-making machine, Stable Diffusion 3. Frankly, I think this is a bogus move. Of all the millions of artists out there, only a tiny

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On the topic of AI; Chat GPT and Stable Diffusion

I’ve come to the conclusion that how impressive you think a piece of AI is directly correlates to your level of expertise in the skill that the AI is emulating (AIs don’t have skills, in my opinion – they emulate them by shredding, blending, and regurgitating the work of others).

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Why you should try Chrome OS Flex

I wish more people knew about Chrome OS Flex. Chrome OS Flex Home Installation: https://support.google.com/chromeosflex/answer/11552529 If you’re not “in the know”, Chrome OS Flex allows you to install the same operating system that ships with a new Chromebook, but onto existing PC and Mac hardware. The operating system is complete

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Egon was right. Print is dead. (Except when it isn’t)

Bad news. Print is dead for what must be at least the seven hundred and sixty-eighth time this year. Egon Spengler proclaimed that print was dead in 1984. It wasn’t. We all stood around the corpse of print when Amazon launched the Kindle in 2007, only to watch it get

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