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updated 2/15/24

Teaching. I’m teaching Intro to Generative AI next week, followed by Professional React.

Learning. I’m re-reading 75 Practical Tips for Technical Trainers by Kevin Ruse. I was slow to make the switch from in-person training to virtual training. Frankly, I resisted because I didn’t think it was possible to do as good a job in a virtual environment. Now that I’ve had a LOT of experience with virtual training, I’m started to really hone my approach. Kevin Ruse has about 15 more years of training experience that I do and is a master of in-person and virtual training. I’m getting more out of this book now than I did when I wasn’t so sure I liked virtual training.

Guitar. I’m learning to play guitar. I’ve pretended to know how to play guitar most of my life. I’ve even been in a couple of bands where I played guitar. All I ever needed was to know how to tune it and use enough distortion that no one noticed I didn’t know how to play. I’ve gotten a couple of guitar books (including Guitar All-In-One For Dummies), and I’m going about it more-or-less systematic way and practicing daily now. I can almost play Greensleeves now.

Tech Writing. I got the final PDF of my new book, Coding with AI For Dummies. It looks great! The release date for the book is now March 25! It’s available for pre-order now. If you want to see how I wrote this book, I posted all the videos from my live writing sessions (88 of them) here: https://bit.ly/codingwithai

Time to start thinking about what my next book will be!

Fiction: My new novel, “Music For Losers” just came out. You can buy it from Amazon (https://amzn.to/48e77LG) or from me directly (email me). The book is a humorous semi-historical story about a tycoon, an anarchist, and a chimpanzee who walk into a bar. You can read more about it in my interview with one of the main characters here: An Interview with Peter T. Lundlehart III