Writings from my Traveling Desk

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Strike Genius
Chris

Status of Strike Genius for Apple Devices

Hello everyone, Strike Genius, an application to help aid with improving bowling scores, has been rejected by Apple due to an issue with using your own GPT account versus In-App Purchases. Apple is notorious for this practice and I am currently working on a solution to the problem. Right now I am working with online documentation to shift anything with ChatGPT to a custom trained model with TensorFlow from Google. I expect this to delay the release of Strike Genius for the general public for at least two to three weeks. Strike Genius needs to have its model fully trained before any type of release occurs and this will take some time as I will need to go to bowling allies to train it in addition to hiring

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Technology
Chris

Virtualization of Development Environments

The landscape of software development is rapidly evolving, with virtualization playing a pivotal role in this transformation. A striking statistic from a recent industry survey reveals that over 75% of organizations are now leveraging virtualized environments for their development processes, illustrating the critical importance of this technology. This shift towards virtualization underscores the demand for more flexible, scalable, and efficient development workflows. By abstracting the underlying hardware, virtualization enables developers to create isolated, reproducible environments, facilitating a smoother, more reliable path from development to production. This evolution not only enhances the agility and speed of development cycles but also significantly impacts the overall quality and reliability of software applications. Virtualization has become a cornerstone in the evolution of software development, offering unparalleled flexibility and efficiency. By abstracting the

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Technology
Chris

Running macOS Monterey Installer on Hyper-V

It is now possible to run macOS on your Hyper-V enabled host! With the help of this GitHub Repository (https://github.com/balopez83/macOS_On_Hyper-V/releases/) it is now possible to run macOS on your Hyper-V enabled host. For years I have been wondering how to run macOS on my Windows PC efficiently, all you need to do is inside the UEFI drive place a macOS recovery folder and boot your virtual machine with a secondary disk configured to install macOS on. As you see here I am on my laptop (ELSALT) and installing macOS. I configured the virtual machine with 8 GB of RAM, used the Default Switch for networking, and continuing the install. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section about installing macOS on Hyper-V!

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Travel
Chris

Workcations and Airbnb

Introduction In recent years, the global pandemic has irrevocably altered the landscape of work and travel, giving rise to a novel concept that blends both elements seamlessly: workcations. As the name suggests, workcations represent a fusion of work and vacation, allowing individuals to relocate their workspace to a destination of their choosing, thus combining professional responsibilities with the leisure and exploration of new environments. This trend is not just a fleeting phenomenon but a testament to the evolving nature of work in the digital age, where remote work has become a staple and the desire for flexibility and work-life balance has intensified. Airbnb, a leader in the short-term rental market, has played a pivotal role in facilitating this shift. Through its expansive inventory of properties and innovative features

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