A Better Text Editor

Posted on Thu 17 September 2020 in Analysis

I ended up writing yesterday, and it was a pretty productive session; roughly 2k words in 45 minutes or so. This was a terrific performance for me; usually, I don’t write anything near that quickly. The secret to my success was by using GPT-3. I would put together …

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First thoughts with GPT-3

Posted on Fri 14 August 2020 in Analysis

I recently received access to one of the hottest betas in tech - access to GPT-3. I’ve had a chance to play around with it and wanted to note down some first impressions.

  • The onboarding is well designed. There’s a playground option that automatically completes any text you …
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Intro to Roam Research

Posted on Thu 02 July 2020 in Analysis

Like much of the smart internet, I’ve recently fallen in love with [[Roam Research]]. It’s one of the first “Everything Brain” apps that has vibed with how I think about and use apps on a day to day basis. Here, I want to put down some thoughts on …

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Layover in Houston

Posted on Mon 23 December 2019 in Analysis

I recently had a layover in Houston at the IAH airport and wanted to write down some quick thoughts:

  • The airport is really nice. Found out from this post about how many people come through yearly (40 million travelers. 40 million!!) and the amount of work they put into it …
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Living in a Brain Hub

Posted on Sat 13 July 2019 in Analysis

From a terrific look about how Virginia Won Amazon’s HQ2

“Highly educated workers, Moretti concluded, have become the knowledge economy’s most precious resource. “In the twentieth century, competition was about accumulating physical capital,” he wrote. “Today it is about attracting the best human capital.” But these college and …

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Process and the Art of Handoff

Posted on Mon 17 June 2019 in Analysis

With every task I do in the workplace, it’s crucial to think about the end state. If I’m taking this project on, and it does not have a defined end point, is this going to be something that will be my job forever? If not, eventually this task …

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Electric Scooters in DC: My first Micromobility Experience

Posted on Thu 16 May 2019 in Analysis

Consider the following points:

  • 50% of people’s rides are less than 12 miles. Of that, a majority fall under 4.
  • A car is one of the biggest financial burdens people buy. They’re expensive and sit idle for most of the time.
  • Urbanization means that by 2040, a 50 …
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A New Way to Think about Mobility

Posted on Fri 10 May 2019 in Analysis

Really smart thought in this piece by Horace Dediu.

“My proposal is to segment the market by trip distance. We have very short trips — let’s say, half a mile, or even a few hundred yards. Then you have all the way up to thousands of miles. When you look …

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Data Replicability

Posted on Tue 13 March 2018 in Analysis • Tagged with Economics, externalities, Cleaning the Glass, Sloan, SSAC

By not releasing data, the analytics culture is only hurting itself.

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Coffee Shop Equilibrium

Posted on Sat 03 March 2018 in Analysis • Tagged with Economics, equilibrium, coffee shops

Attempting to answer the age old question - Why can’t I get a seat in a coffee shop?

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