Whiskey Web and Whatnot

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68: Advent of Whiskey: Testing the Hype of ChatGPT, GitLab, and Holiday Trivia

Show Notes

Popularity doesn’t equal quality. We’ve seen it with React and the latest technology to fall victim to this is OpenAI’s chatbot, ChatGPT.

ChatGPT is trending on Twitter and is talked about as one of the great innovations of this era. But when Chuck and Robbie put it to the test to recommend podcast topics, it doesn’t present the most imaginative ideas. Despite the hype, the tech is not all-knowing – it is only as smart as the people who make it. On the other hand, GitLab has the opposite problem. The platform has all the components for success, but it still isn’t heavily adopted in the open-source community.

In this episode, Chuck and Robbie talk about their experience using ChatGPT to generate topics for the podcast, what’s holding back GitLab in the open-source community, and their favorite holiday trivia.

Key Takeaways

  • [00:37] - Number 11 Whiskey: Walsh Whiskey - The Irishman Single Malt.
  • [02:58] - Number 12 Whiskey: Balcones - Linage Texas Single Malt Whisky.
  • [07:30] - Asking ChatGPT to generate podcast topics.
  • [09:52] - Factors hindering GitLab in the open source community.
  • [20:18] - Holiday Trivia.


[10:15] - “GitLab is a pretty holistic product in terms of not just hosting Git repositories. It’s pretty feature-rich.” ~ Chuck Carpenter

[14:25] - “I admit that most of what Microsoft does is really good, it's just Windows that's not good, and even they know that.” ~ Robbie Wagner


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