Welcome to my online paper trail. I am Stedman Blake Hood. I am also:
- Eminently nerd snipe-able
- Hopeless extrovert
- CEO at Retriever.co
- Alum of @YCombinator
- Former statistics researcher at @FederalReserve
TLDR Self-limiting narratives are controlling you. You can break free of them by reprogramming your brain to stop believing them by reciting positive affirmations that contradict those stories. I do this by posting these affirmations on my phone’s lock screen. Now, every time I pick up my phone, I see an affirmation that counters a … Continue reading Reprogramming your brain (the easy way)
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
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
Last month, I started a new company with two old friends. We’re building an intelligent screenshot manager. If you’d like to try it, sign up here: http://www.relephant.in. Becoming the Personal Google. Like I said, we’re building an intelligent screenshot manager. But that’s just the wedge to something much bigger. Today, it’s shocking that there’s no … Continue reading Old Friends New Company
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@TurnerNovak My cat read this tweet and now it is a lion
Infrastructure is infrastructure. https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/status/1381447631608549377
The construction of the 1st highway in #Mongolia, a #BRI project built by China Tiesiju Engineering Group, won the 2020 China Construction Engineering Luban Prize, a top prize for architecture in China. 4
Been marinating on this for a few months now and wrote up a framework for thinking about how local neighborhoods have changed if we're going to start "re-bundling" them. https://cafesociety.maxwellsocial.com/p/unraveling-local-neighborhood-rubirosa-dodgeball https://twitter.com/scottbelsky/status/1361378925352525828
surprised by the lack of an at-scale “local town subscription” platform, where small businesses band together to cross-promote goods, build relationships w/ local patrons, deliver unique experiences, and benefit from advantages of a subscription business and modern tech stack.
Slack is great if you like email but wish the emails were hidden in a bunch of different places
I spend a lot of time deciding which sentence in the email is gonna have to take one for the team with the exclamation point.
Memes took over politics, now they’re taking over finance
Remember: If it had been legal to sell half of the first million doses of vaccine for $10,000 each, BioNTech could've easily gotten a $5 billion loan in April, and used that money to help scale up mRNA vaccine production to billions of doses. This is not the market outcome.
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.
My big sis, making big moves! @hchood https://sahillavingia.com/work