Sleepwalkers Podcast

The Friday Bulletin June 14, 2019

Check out the just-launched Sleepwalkers podcast from iHeartRadio. It examines the increase of artificial intelligence in all our lives.  I loved a segment in the third podcast (May ) where the uses of Alexa are discussed.  Some are bad (children misusing the ordering component) and some are lovely (an elderly patient in hospice asking Alexa to play his favorite music).  When I hear or read about AI, I incorrectly assume it will be techy and over my head.  It turns out that I am up to my eyeballs in AI myself! The podcast is hosted by Oz Woloshyn and Karah Preiss who have a lovely dynamic and are clever and witty.  Their guests are knowledgeable and interesting.  How can we learn what boundaries to set with AI? This podcast might help.

For procrastinators or precrastinators – this Japanese A6 sized notebook has 80 sheets of white acid-free lined paper inside a black plastic cover with a spiral binding.  It is structured as a daily to-do list.  It has a space at the top for the date followed by lined spaces for tasks and two small boxes on the left to number tasks and check things off as completed.   It is 4.25” x 5.80” and $5.60. To find out what a precrastinator is, read our earlier article.

A great idea from Coterie, the online party store.  Find pretty edible flowers and mix them into your ice cube tray to make very pretty ice cubes for your cocktails.

With gardens blooming and filling in, I find the PlantSnap Pro app very useful.  It will identify flowers, leaves, succulents, mushrooms, cacti or trees for you instantly.  Just submit a screen shot of the plant in question and you will receive its information in seconds. It costs $19.99 which is steep, but I have already used it so often in the past week that I feel it was worth it.