New Truck!

Short post because my time to write gets increasingly shorter too. I ordered a new truck a year ago and due to Covid-related shortages I was finally able to pick it up yesterday.

I lease, so I generally get a new vehicle every 2 years but this time it took almost 4. My leasing company was probably not willing to extend my last lease again so this came in right on time or Iā€™d be without transportation. šŸ˜›

Growing up I was one of those super liberal atheist kids who thought everyone who drove a truck was a racist redneck. šŸ˜…

I got my first truck in 2020 because it was the cheapest option (strangely enough) and I was still poor. Fell in love immediately. I see what all the hype is about. It just feels like you can drive through everyone else safely.

This one has a lot more features since I make more money now. Way better sound system which, if you know me, you know is important. Plus it has the newer tablet style screen with WIRELESS CARPLAY. Thank god. USB CarPlay is trash. It only worked every third or fourth time I started my car. So far this one is flawless.

Oh and the fish flies (mayflies) love it too.

Helpful Robot Assistant

Programming with AI: Copilot X Preview

Today, I was thrilled to receive the notification I had been eagerly waiting for – I was off the waitlist for Copilot X! Without any delay, I installed the prerequisites and embarked on an exciting journey of discovering the potentials of this advanced tool.

What is Copilot X?

Copilot X is a major leap forward from GitHub’s initial Copilot release. It integrates a unique GPT application called Copilot Chat which has been custom-trained on billions of lines of code. And the best part? Apart from the subscription fee for Copilot that I’m already paying, it’s absolutely free!

First Impressions

Given it’s been only a day since I started using it, I haven’t delved too deep into its “correctness”. However, my initial impressions are already significantly better than with the original GPT.

Not only can Copilot Chat recommend accurate code examples, but it’s also notably adept at debugging your code and explaining lines of code in plain English.

An Innovative Feature: Voice to Code

One feature that caught my attention, although I haven’t had the opportunity to test it yet, is Copilot X’s ability to transcribe voice to code. I’m unsure how frequently I would utilize this feature, but I can definitely see its potential.

Imagine wanting to quickly sketch out an idea without spending extensive time planning and structuring an application – this could be an invaluable prototyping assistant!

What’s Next?

In the coming days, I plan to spend a significant amount of time exploring Copilot X. Stay tuned for more insights and reviews on this innovative tool in the near future.