Social media landscape is changing!

Whoah! With Reddit and Twitter issues, T2, Bluesky, Mastodon, and now Zuck’s “Threads” on the horizon… I wonder how the social media landscape is going to shake out. Times are a-changing folks!

On a related note, if you’re looking for an invite code for T2 or Bluesky, DM me on Instagram @chrisduketv and I’ll send you one for free.... (more)

Go. See. This. Movie. This Weekend! (Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse)

I’m extremely overwhelmed and emotional as I type this post. My daughter, Melanie, has been involved on the production team at Sony Pictures Animation as the script and story coordinator for over 3 years, working exclusively on the film that was finally released today, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, this summer’s blockbuster movie extravaganza.

But that isn’t the whole story, or at least not until a few months ago. ... (more)

Ford Maverick Mod: The Short Antenna

The stock antenna of the 2022-2023 Ford Maverick really isn’t that long when you compare it to a traditional vehicle antenna. It’s 8-inches. Compare that to my old F-150 at 32 inches. But still, I wanted to reduce it because I don’t care about reception: FM, AM, or even SiriusXM. I stream all my music and wanted more of an antenna delete. Just a little nubbin’.

After doing some research ... (more)

Apple CarPlay & Padres: A Home Run!

My favorite part is seeing the Padres icon for the MLB app. This brings me joy 🤗

Added Wireless CarPlay to my Ford Maverick truck

The first mod I made to my 2023 Ford Maverick truck was to add wireless Apple CarPlay. I was a bit shocked that a modern-day vehicle sold in 2023 didn’t have it, but I guess Ford had to cut costs somewhere. Even with the Lariat package. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution.

I picked up this Carlinkit 5.0 2air CarPlay Wireless Adapter ($70 at the time of this post), plugged it ... (more)

It’s been a while… vehicle change!

Hi 👋 It’s been a little while since I’ve posted here. I did post a few AI generated images I created for fun but that’s about it so far this year. Just been incredibly busy with work!

This past weekend I purchased a 2023 Ford Maverick hybrid, so my 2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance is now up for sale. The Tesla is awesome, and I still love it, however it’s ... (more)

The Surfing Mandalorian

May the surf be with you!

I asked AI to create an off-road Tesla Model 3

My first test of AI image generation using Midjourney and Discord was a success, I think! is what Google wished it was right now

With the massive popularity of ChatGPT recently, search engine company Alphabet/Google has gone “code red” and is kicking their DeepMind AI into high gear. Microsoft has dumped $10B into OpenAI’s ChatGPT to gain its revolutionary powers and lock it down from competitors. Don’t wait to wait for Google or Bing to get up to speed? Give Perplexity Ask a try.

Perplexity uses its own search engine, combined with OpenAI’s API. ... (more)

How to add ChatGPT to Siri in a few simple steps

I recently wanted to figure out how to add ChatGPT to Siri, which I have easy access to via my phone and watch. If you’d like to add it to Siri so you can use it with your Apple devices (including HomePod), here’s how easy it is.

This will be using the same model as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which is incredible: it gives a voice to ChatGPT and integrates with Siri. ... (more)

Let’s talk AI…

I have decided to start writing about artificial intelligence. AI is one of the most talked-about topics in technology today and it’s easy to see why. With its potential to revolutionize the way we live and work, it’s no surprise that AI is getting so much press and attention.

In fact, some experts believe that AI will be just as transformative as the Internet and the iPhone, which is why ... (more)

HauSun Sliding Door Foot Lock Review

This is my review of the HauSun sliding door lock. I purchased one 3 years ago and decided to review it while showing how to install a second one.

You can purchase it at Amazon here.

Sunvie Outdoor RGBW Color LED Light Review

It’s been almost exactly 2 years since I uploaded a video to my YouTube channel @chris. It’s time to get jump back on that horse and do this on a more regular basis. To start off, I picked something simple–a review of some outdoor color LED lights I bought from Amazon. Please watch and comment! Thank you 🙏

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How to get Apple Music on Windows 11

This past October, Microsoft and Apple announced that they are bringing iCloud Photos and Apple Music to Windows. They’ve already brought Photos, but Music will have to wait until sometime in 2023. No waiting needed, though… here’s how to get it right now, and it’s awesome!

There’s an open-source project called Cider. It’s in Beta, but you’d never know it. An Apple Music subscription is required at this time. You ... (more)

Finally hit a weight loss goal

As the new year approaches, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my journey towards better health and wellness. This year, I made the decision to prioritize my physical and mental well-being, and I’m proud to say that my hard work has paid off.

For the first time in over two years, my weight is below 200 pounds. Specifically, I’m currently at 198 pounds, and I couldn’t be ... (more)

Productivity will be low today

Teddy is a lapdog. He loves to sit on my lap while I’m working, which is great, except for when he does this… 💙

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Official Trailer

Can’t wait to watch my daughter’s first big film next summer… the official trailer came out this morning!

Tip your Amazon driver $5 for free

Per this article today, be sure to say “Alexa, thank my driver” to your echo device and your driver will get a $5 tip.

The new thank you feature is part of a promotion that Amazon says it’s running to celebrate its impending milestone of 15 billion packages delivered. If a driver is one of the first one million to receive a thank you, they get $5. The five

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$295 DaVinci Resolve Studio with Speed Editor

This isn’t a sales pitch. This isn’t for an affiliate referral kickback. I have nothing to do with this company. I paid full price with my own dinero. This is to help the Internet. No strings. Want to save $100? Read on!

I recently decided to try to make the switch from FCPX to DaVinci Resolve and after some initial tests with the free version, I wanted to take it ... (more)

Switching from FCPX to DaVinci Resolve after 15+ years

I recently decided to try and make the switch from editing my video projects in Apple’s Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) to the very popular alternative, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio. I’ve used FCPX to edit over 100 episodes of my TV show, Motorz, plus over 40 episodes of Tool Talk and countless other projects over the past 15+ years.

I had high hopes that Apple’s Final Cut Pro X ... (more)