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Thank you, Retriever

I just e-signed a special document. There was nothing special looking about it – no confetti or streamers to indicate that this document was any different from the hundreds of others that I’ve e-signed over the years. I paused before submitting my signature, realizing that this was the last moment of a three-and-a-half-year chapter in … Continue reading Thank you, Retriever

Horticulture Capitalism

I recently finished reading “How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century” by the late Olin Wright. His premise is that capitalism is an inherently “rapacious system”, which must be dismantled, smashed, or otherwise eroded. Afterwards, I thought of Churchill’s old quote about democracy. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed … Continue reading Horticulture Capitalism

Introducing GPT Explorer

Today Cathy, Zain, and I open sourced GPT Explorer. Explorer is a power tool for GPT-3 experimentation with full history, sharing, and the community’s best-practices built-in. If you’re just getting started with GPT-3 or don’t want to build out your own boilerplate codebase, try the hosted version: Explorer. The source is available here. A UI for experimentation To get good results … Continue reading Introducing GPT Explorer


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too busy at work to use PTO to take a vacation


today i realized I can use PTO to say "hey sorry im on PTO" and not go to meetings or talk to people and catch up on work

The year is 2030. All asset classes (equities, real estate, crypto) are 100% correlated and have merged into a single security called “stock”. People buy/sell it based on how they feel about the future. It fluctuates wildly and defies modeling, mirroring the human condition.

Other than cost and a potentially very high probability of never being revived, what do you think the strongest arguments are AGAINST cryonics (i.e., having yourself frozen at very low temps upon death, with hopes future tech will be able to revive you and you can keep living)

If you are scientifically literate, and you have pushed back against woke anti-intellectualism, but refrain from pushing back against anti-vax statistical incompetency because it comes from "your side," then I question your fealty to defending the truth.

"Most of us use our calendars all wrong:

we don’t schedule work; we schedule interruptions.

You know what doesn’t get scheduled? Real work."

- quality email content from @flowdotclub, including this 💯 quote from @bakadesuyo

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