I love ChatGPT and I use it for everything. Learning, writing, brainstorming ideas, summarizing… you name it. I see a lot of people trying to use ChatGPT for summarizing web pages. Let me save you some time and frustration by telling you how not to do that!
Specifically, don’t rely on the URL to summarize a web page. Maybe you’re one of those people who just copy the link and ask ChatGPT to summarize it. But what you may not realize, is that ChatGPT just guesses what an article is about based on the URL, and hopes that its summary is somewhat accurate. Asking ChatGPT to summarize a URL without it being able to access it, is like asking a student to write a book report without having read the book!
Asking ChatGPT to summarize a URL without it being able to access it, is like asking a student to write a book report without having read the book!
Instead, copy the entire article and ask ChatGPT to summarize the text. That way, ChatGPT can generate a summary based on the actual content of the article, giving you an accurate and useful summary.
I learned this the hard way when I tried to use ChatGPT to summarize my own blog posts, as you’ll see in the video by this post. ChatGPT’s summaries were completely off-base, and in one example, it gave me a summary of a page that didn’t even exist!
So, to summarize (see what I did there?), don’t rely on the URL to summarize web pages with ChatGPT. Instead, copy the entire article. This way, you’ll get a summary that’s actually useful and accurate.
I have a Macbook Air 2018, which I like very much. But it was showing more and more problems with certain keys on my keyboard. It would constantly repeat certain letters: whenever I pressed a key once, two letters would appear. This caused me to have to correct words and phrases a lot, and caused me to never comfortably type a lot of stuff on my Macbook.
Fortunately, I found an easy solution in a free little app called Unshaky. This app is easy to set up, will add a little repeat delay for the problematic keys and fix the issue with repeating letters almost entirely for me. I still need to tweak it a little bit, but it already works so much better than it used to be.
If you have this problem, try this app and set the delay for problematic keys to 40ms. And if that works for you, just like it did for me, make sure to donate to the developer. After all, not having to worry about double letters anymore seems to be a small matter, but you’ll find that it’s actually a huge improvement in your productive life!
Fun fact: Unshaky caught 18 instances of double letters during the writing of this post ?.
This was one of those issues that bugged me for days, until I finally found an easy fix. I had set up Twitter Cards for one of my websites, so Twitter would display links from that site in a beautiful way. But whenever I tried to validate those cards using the Twitter Card Validator, it kept giving me the same error: “Fetching the page failed because other errors”. Here’s how I fixed that!
For YouTubers, it’s a big challenge to find interesting channels for inspiration or collaboration. That’s why I created the “YouTube ChannelCrawler“. Through a spiderweb model, millions of channels are indexed very quickly, after which you can find them based on different search criteria. This makes the ChannelCrawler an indispensable addition to the search options on YouTube itself.
Every day we receive large amounts of it: Spam emails with the weirdest offers. Usually, we throw them away casually. But what happens when you actually reply to them? James Veitch tried it out and found himself in an hilarious adventure.
More adventures in spam.