Web Finds – January 17, 2023

A curated list of interesting links with an emphasis on news, technology, and more by ldstephens

With $1.5 billion bill due at month-end, Elon Musk’s options aren’t great

“The bill for Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is coming due, with the billionaire facing unpalatable options on the company’s enormous debt pile, ranging from bankruptcy proceedings to another costly sale of Tesla shares.”

Your credit card rewards might not be worth it

“Credit card companies are well aware of the allure for consumers — rewards are a good way to get people in the door and try to keep them loyal.”

Apple Announces New MacBook Pros With M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips, Up to 96GB RAM, 8K HDMI, and More

“Apple today announced the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with faster M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, up to 96GB of RAM, an upgraded HDMI 2.1 port with support for an 8K external display, faster Wi-Fi 6E, and other new features.”

Apple Announces New Mac Mini With M2 and M2 Pro Chips at Lower $599 Starting Price

“Apple today announced an updated Mac mini powered by the new M2 and the all-new ‌M2‌ Pro chip, offering faster performance in the same design as the previous generation but starting at a lower price of $599.”

On AI-generated content and the future of my job・The Jolly Teapot

“I work in content marketing. My job mostly consists of defining formats, producing, writing, and editing content, and ordering content from freelancers and agencies. Needless to say that the nature of my job will obviously be impacted by AI; it already is.”

The Shit Show • furbo.org

“What bothers me about Twitterrific’s final day is that it was not dignified. There was no advance notice for its creators, customers just got a weird error, and no one is explaining what’s going on. We had no chance to thank customers who have been with us for over a decade. Instead, it’s just another scene in their ongoing shit show. But I guess that’s what you should expect from a shitty person. Personally, I’m done. And with a vengeance.”

Opportunities, Fear, Failure, and Taking Chances

“When opportunities come up, you need take a chance. You need to jump in. You need to stumble, fall, and then pick yourself up. You might fail. You might not. But you need to embrace failure every so often. Failure is a force that can mold you. A force that can drive you to strive to succeed.”

Originally published at https://ldstephens.substack.com on January 17, 2023.

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