In addition to unlimited access to all material published to the blog, here are some links and other benefits listed below for easy access whenever you want.
Note: Some members are unaware or confused about how to upgrade from your current member level to a higher level. Really easy and automatic from the Member Account page. Just click “Change” and go for it. Whatever your existing subscription is, it’s automatically cancelled at the gateway (Stripe) and replaced with the new one.
I’m asked by members about sharing the PDF files. You are authorized and encouraged to do so with the following provisions.
- It’s a personal sharing and not a distribution. In other words, you’re sharing it with someone who needs it or might get some value from it because of your personal relationship (family, friend, co-worker, colleague, etc.).
- That you let them know where it came from and request that they minimally get on the email list, so they might evaluate being a member themselves when ready.
I have made available unlimited access to ChatGPT-4 through the OpenAI API. This is the version that costs $20 per month by subscription with OpenAI, so a significant benefit for your membership here.
There are four versions of the bot, accessed here:
If you’re interested in the background development to get these things up and running, or to learn a bit about how best to use them, it’s all spelled out here.
Because the bot is connected to the blog, it has taken on a bit of a personality with members. Here’s an example screenshot from the logs (so no formatting), in response to me.
It can be a lot of fun to interact with, once you get the hang of how to treat it.
Chatbot Zon is now accessible in any conversation, simply by invoking her with the /zon command on Discord. VERY cool. See the next section for how to access Discord.
We now have a Member’s-Only Server and if you’re a Discord fan and have an account, you can connect to it. Those of you who were around for the Crypto gig back in ’17 may remember I set up a Discord server connected to the Patreon. It was s kick. Get a free Discord account here. You can do it in your browser, desktop app, or device app.
What’s different about Discord is that it’s a real-time platform. That is, it’s not so much about “who’s a member,” but “who’s online NOW!” You can chat back and forth publicly, privately, or even go to voice or video (privately or publicly). I’m still uncovering some of the features myself. I also have the Midjourney bot as a member, so you can generate images right from that connection.
It’s rich in features with nice embeds of links, audio, video, and files…all seamless and automatic. The free level seems adequate for most, if not all normal uses.
Discord is fun. It would have to be, originally created by gamers, for gamers…and gamers just want to have fun.
As for me, I have it open almost all the time I’m at my desk. So get online, pop in, and say hi in real time. I’m posting much of the News and Current Evens stuff I post on X (Twitter) to there as well, in addition to links to new posts, random thoughts, etc. In short, there will be daily new content from me on Discord you won’t find anywhere else.
(the connect button below is visible only to logged-in members, so log-in here if you’re not seeing it)
These really help to grow the membership to fund more of what I do and have planned. Anything is good, short and topical is best (think of the niche I cover you like the most). Multiple testimonials within reason are ok, too.
I'll keep updating this resource page. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
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