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September 1 2023

Do you remember?

Reading is a critical skill to have. Lifelong education is power, flexibility, wealth and knowability. However.

Once you reach a certain amount of books read a few things happen:

  1. You forget concepts
  2. Ideas overlap
  3. You wonder how to leverage the knowledge in your life
  4. You want to reference quotes and parables

Why join the Discord?

  1. The most intense book recommendation system you’ve ever seen (I promise!)
  2. Win more arguments vs your friends citing real data
  3. Understand books and quotes from a new angle
  4. Visualize quotes as art to make inspiration pieces
  5. (Future) other helpful gpt commands that accept input fro things like Hacker News, Spotify, etc
  6. (Future) learn how to make your own data store and place it in a UX that makes sense for you. Specifically, learn about creative UX with embedded data
  7. A community of readers and an ai book club

you can do summaries on the openai discourse now!


About 33 minutes and 50 seconds in, there's a segment on reading worth your ear. It's good!

Self expression is the cornerstone of the Nen system.

August 22 2023

New season of Hearthstone! Goodbye, next forty-eight hours.

New season of Hearthstone! Goodbye, next forty-eight hours. I'll be captive to this relentless obsession. Alongside Baldur's Gate 3, of course.

This patch, it sucks from the get-go. Bannana Slammas for life, I suppose.

broken combo
only broken enough for fourth place i suppose

The billboards up in Soho stir something within me. Something McLuhan might've coined, about the package being more valuable more than the item inside. The ads on NYC's billboards, uncountable as they are, most fade from memory like a worn-out jazz record. But their very existence on the giant sized wall, catching the eye of the odd twenty-somethings, mid-pilgrimage to their temple of Equinox, that broadcasts its own message. Sure, I could plaster an ad on some wall in a silent town but that lacks the jazz, the hum and pulse of the viewer's gaze, which makes all the difference in selling the song. Plenty artists wallow unseen, only a handful get to wallow under the spotlight.

Leaders need this one thing more than anything else: good sense. It's the same when it comes to your body, your thoughts, your work life. Be your own arbiter of good judgement.

Photos...they've been the game for me on Instagram lately, kind of like a guilty pleasure I suppose. Don't know why.

It's ludicrous when you think about how I'm using Instagram, disregarding entirely how they mapped out the service. Truly not giving a flying fuckkk. It's like a Finstagram, but taken to the logical conclusion of really only using Instagram for a glorified photo storage service. Picture it: me following no one, completely ignoring ads on the feed the company worked so hard on to build! A strange way to play, right?

But in its way, it's transformative. Instagram morphs into something else, a simple yet miraculous platform for my photos, a sanctuary. It's effortless to stick in my favorite tunes too, lending a voice to every image. And the filters? Oh, the filters. An array of options with a single, easy tap. Quite something, isn't it?

Oddly enough, I found myself the central character in some LLM tutorial – an instructional piece about using these LLMs for cold outreach on LinkedIn, of all things. Seeing this offered some clarity, unsheathing the mystery of the spam deluge that keeps finding me. Particularly from the VCs, the constant hum in the background. Leave me alone dammit!

Random post logic – all credit goes to the original creator: milkythemes!

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    const head = document.head;
    const script = document.createElement('script');
    script.type = 'text/javascript';
    script.src = url;
    script.onreadystatechange = callback;
    script.onload = callback;

function luckyPost() {
    let ghostVersion = typeof version == 'undefined' ? 'v3.0' : version;
    let apiKey =
        typeof key == 'undefined' ?
            console.error('Ghost integration API key is missing. Please refer to documentation at') : key;

    const pageUrl = `${window.location.protocol}//${window.location.hostname}`;

    const api = new GhostContentAPI({
        url: pageUrl,
        key: apiKey,
        version: ghostVersion

    const postUrl = [];

    const randomBtn = document.getElementsByClassName("btn-random");
    const stringHostUrl = `[href="${pageUrl}/#rdm-post/"]`
    const randomPost = document.querySelector(stringHostUrl);
    const randomPostSelector = document.querySelectorAll('[href=""]');

    for (let i = 0; i < randomPostSelector.length; i++) {
        randomPostSelector[i].text = `Loading...`

        .browse({ limit: 250 })
        .then((posts) => {
            posts.forEach((post) => {
        .then(() => {
        const randomPostSelector = document.querySelectorAll('[href=""]');
        for (let i = 0; i < randomPostSelector.length; i++) {
            randomPostSelector[i].text = `Open Random Post!`
            randomPostSelector[i].href = `${pageUrl}/${randomUrl(postUrl)}`
        }).catch(() => {
    		const randomPostSelector = document.querySelectorAll('[href=""]');
            for (let i = 0; i < randomPostSelector.length; i++) {
                randomPostSelector[i].text = `OOPS!`
                randomPostSelector[i].href = ``

    // The randomUrl function is used to grab a random array from the list 
    function randomUrl(postUrl) {
        return postUrl[Math.floor(Math.random() * postUrl.length)];

loadScript('', luckyPost);

Tier 7 exists.


Blue Lock got dark!

big carbon copy!

Hey, the kid's scored a page on Wikipedia!

Atrioc - Wikipedia

Sticky Header for Ubud! (Put this in the code injection header)

        position: sticky;
        z-index: 1;
        top: 0;
        background: var(--background-primary);

May 20 2023

The deadliest boss in Elden Ring, Git Submodules, Black Mirror WoW HC, Zoom Calls in 2033 will still suck, Patreon vs VC rant, a park that looks like a fish


stream from 05-19, here I tackle the addition of new submodules programmatically to my monorepo, and a drafting of the architecture of what projects make (or dont make) the cut

We've now entered reactions to reactions to reactions Black Mirror-esque Twitch content

People have to stop alt tabbing while they're playing hardcore lmao
Really excited to have my boss at home, I really want to see more of him


Advice: Dont treat patreon 5-10 dollars a month as being == to faceless organization 10 dollars a month (e.g. a WoW subscription or a Netflix subscription) -- when you subscribe to an individual you are literally helping small business. TBH it's kind of tragic that VC so heavily subsidizes Netflix subscriptions et al. to the $10 a month mark that forces consumers to compare the value of the entire catalogue on Netflix vs the work of one individual trying to make something. It follows that this is another great reason to buy your own domain and run your own website -- you get to accrete value to yourself instead of participating in the shared watering hole of someone else's company. Its just good business!!


This park kinda looks like a fish. Even the Google Maps pin looks like an eye!
austin fish park.png

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Cheap Wins and ChatGPT

People don’t really want innovation
People talk about innovation a whole lot, but what they are usually looking for is cheap wins and novelty. If you truly innovate, and change the way that people have to do things, expect mostly negative feedback. If you believe in what you’re doing, and know it will really improve things, then brace yourself for a long battle. (View Highlight)

I've been seeing this a lot with ChatGPT Twitter blowing up. Similar to the GPT-3 Twitter takeover that happened in 2020, we see a bunch of low effort "I solved business with AI guys, check out my sweet ass demo" videos taking over. Some of these fake companies will generate millions of dollars and quickly face the devil in the details that much of AI is still desperately shallow, especially when you need to deploy it in production. Most of them will fade into the Twitter nether like the last batch did (myself included!)

Even more sad, the truly innovative technologies like Embeddings fly under the radar because they aren't a cheap win.

Crytpo is Full of Con Artists, Good Riddance

Lord give me the confidence of a disgraced South Korean cryptocurrency developer who just vaporized $45 billion (View Tweet)

or SBF going on his media tour literally days before his arrest[1]

In a Twitter Spaces during the day on Monday, Bankman-Fried said, “I don’t think I will be arrested"…
Adam Neumann is the cofounder of a company called Flowcarbon that just raised $70M.
This is the opening slide in their deck that describes what they do.
You guys, they are selling something called the Goddess Nature Token.
This is not a shitpost.

(View Tweet)

Q2 2020: web3 is the future!
Q1 2021: half of web3 is a scam, but 50% is the future.
Q3 2021: 95% of web3 is a scam, but 5% is the future.
Q1 2022: lol okay 99% of web3 is a scam, but that 1%? The future.
Q2 2022: okay guys it’s literally all a scam, except for my project. (View Tweet)
Scott Minerd makes $30m per year as a chief investment officer.
He called Bitcoin at $600,000 last year, and then revised to $8,000 this week.
Dream job. (View Tweet)
If you recognize all four of these people 202301031424, then your portfolio is down 97% this year.

(View Tweet)

one of the reasons i'm leaving austin is that i honest to god hate crypto, and it's all anyone talks about around these parts. it's exhausting. ↩︎

Give Recruiters an Inch They Take a Mile Bro

Is this crazy?

tech recruiters smh.png
LinkedIn really flies under the radar as the social media platform that’s absolutely the most unhinged

(View Tweet)

Me, after deleting the 100th outbound email of the day

(View Tweet)

Whatever I Do What I Want

threatened legal action against a 20-year-old, pontificated on how doxing is banned on the platform, and then immediately posted a video doxing a man (View Highlight)
Musk is free to moderate his new platform as he wishes. That was the entire premise of Twitter's previous approach, which, for all its failings, typically followed a corporate-bureaucratic process with many people giving input, as Musk's own Twitter Files have shown. Now, ==it's clear that Musk is running Twitter as his personal fiefdom, playing Calvinball with the rules, and his commitments to free speech and moderating within the law have gone out the window. ==(View Highlight)

Unfortunately for Musk, at the end of the day, Twitter is a business, and the castle is on fire ever since he passed his likability limit (202212210203).

His ability to do outrage marketing is extremely impressive, though I do wish he'd put his attention back into moonshot engineering organizations rather than the website responsible for gems like:

(View Tweet)

The Chamath ETF

Chamath was working at Facebook before you even joined.
Chamath bought Bitcoin before you even knew what it was.
Chamath invested in the Warriors before you became a fan.
Chamath lost 90% of his portfolio before you lost 90% of yours.
Always two steps ahead. (View Tweet)

get yaself a spac!

I've never really trusted this guy, but to be fair, I trust very few people who masquerade as hyper intelligent visionaries (vcs are constantly guilty of this) by basically picking good bets in the gambling market ^vn5vje

At the end of the day, VCs need the startup to stay ‘’alive’’ until the next round and don’t care much about what happens to it afterward. This may sound a bit cynical, but by approaching investors with such a mindset, founders might have higher chances to get the money they need. (View Highlight)